Hexagone #4

Avec Vendredi sur Mer, Muddy Monk, Joanna...


Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique

Ticket Prices24€

Over the past four years, Hexagone has become a ritual evening, shining the spotlight on the best in French-speaking music production today, this year with guests from the Swiss scene.

Vendredi sur Mer
Originally from Switzerland and now based in Paris, Charline Mignot has spent two years navigating hybrid forms of rap and song, setting her texts and video  stories to disarmingly hypnotic electronic music. Also a photographer, she offers a razor-sharp regard on her era, her youth, her versatile loves, her desire for dizziness and her digital shipwrecks. Somewhere between realism and aquatic reverie, her troubled little world is a charming home port, soon to throw open its gates with the release of her first album.

Muddy Monk
Also from Switzerland, Muddy Monk was first noticed working with others (Myth Syzer, Ichon) before revealing his own airy melodies on his first album Longue Ride, a biker’s ode to the open road, as well as journeys in place and nostalgic trips. He could be called an underground Swiss cousin of Sébastien Tellier, and a distant son of Christophe for the voice and trippy lyrics, but Muddy Monk is much cleaner than his name suggests, exploring translucence and the depths of transparency, and playing with imperceptible synths and phantom rhythms.

At just 20 years old, this young Rennes artist caused a sensation last year with her self-produced clip of “Séduction”, an ultra-sensual ballad featuring crudely poetic language, placing her at the forefront among rising talents in the French R’n’B scene. Her undulating voice instantly brings to mind English singer-songwriter Jorja Smith, and her multiple talents in video production and musicianship show enormous potential. Called “Solitude”, her equally compelling second release suggests that on the contrary she is soon destined for much greater notoriety.