Mar 17, 2022

1:00am – 1:50am CT

Chess Club

This performance is part of the showcase that starts on Wednesday, March 16at Chess Club

Mixing English synth-pop and French songs, Paupière is a "neo-romantic" band. Now led by Julia Daigle (visual artist) and Pierre-Luc Bégin (Polipe, We Are Wolves), they are a glamorous and flamboyant Montreal duo with an underground sensuality that creates a pop that is both naïve and profound. They are known for their lively and explosive stage performances. If one can hear echoes of Human League, Deux or Depeche Mode, their intertwined voices sing of the adolescent and hedonistic romanticism of the 80's as much as contemporary disenchantment.

With their two EPs (Jettatura & Jeunes instants) and first album (À jamais privé de réponses), Paupière have made their mark on the Montreal and Quebec scene (Osheaga, Francos de Montréal, M pour Montréal, Coup de Coeur Francophone, Le Festif!, FME) and have generated strong interest from major media (Le Devoir, Ici Musique, Le Journal de Montréal). They also toured in Italy and France (supported by RFI, France Inter, TV5 Monde, Radio Nova) and played in Korea, Belgium and Switzerland. They have released their second album, Sade Sati, in May 2021.

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Primary Access
Free to the Public
Montreal, QC, CANADA