Iko Cherie + Pollyanna Valentine + Oslo House
Former Monade member Marie Merlet released her first solo album as Iko Chérie on Elefant Records (Camera Obscura, Le Mans) blending sixties soul sensitivity with French yéyé influences and fuzzy guitars. Now playing live as a girl trio, Iko Chérie’s sound is glazed with layers of honeyed atmosphere, sweet and hazy but not twee. They create a blissful nebulous ambiance, alternating hypnotic teenage ballads with indie pop gems, at times bringing to mind Olympia punk aesthetics, at times reminiscent of brazilian tropicalia.
Muse of Charley Sharp via Los Angeles.. ensemble of dreamy collage… offbeat pop muse… Soon to release a debut featuring collabortions w LAetitia Sadier and Cathy Lucas/Valentina MA (VAnishing Twin).
Oslo House is thoughtful, literate art-pop by a former master of mayhem.