The Days Off festival returns to the Philharmonie de Paris for its 12th edition with Jarvis Cocker and The Smile.
Inventive musicians who mix genres
Since its creation, Days Off has always been the playground of curious and inventive musicians who mix genres .The new and twelfth edition of the Days Off Festival returns from Saturday July 2 to Wednesday July 13, 2022 at the Philharmonie de Paris and the Cité de la Musique. On the program: Jarvis Cocker, St. Vincent, Kings of Convenience, Andrew Bird, Kae Tempest or even Léonie Pernet without forgetting The Smile for 2 exceptional dates, June 6 and 7.
The Smile, with the members of Radiohead
An English group that appeared in the early 1990s, Radiohead rose to the firmament of contemporary music by playing experimental rock, influenced in particular by electronics and jazz. Its two figureheads are Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, piano) and Jonny Greenwood (guitar, synthesizer, piano, ondes Martenot). Both involved, each on his own, in various parallel projects, they now come together under the (smiling) banner The Smile. Drummer Tom Skinner, very active in the London jazz scene (notably with the excellent group Sons of Kemet), is also taking part in this very promising adventure which should broaden the horizons of rock even further.
At the invitation of Days Off, the former singer of Pulp revisits on stage the French pop nuggets found in the 1960s for the film The French Dispatch, with a string section and a lot of elegance. A charismatic figure of English pop, Jarvis Cocker has been following a very singular path for 40 years, faithful to a lofty idea of songwriting which did not immediately meet with the deserved echo. After a decade of the 1980s that looked like a bleak plain, the popularity of his group Pulp took off in the early 1990s thanks to the Britpop movement. Fashions pass, talent endures and Jarvis Cocker deploys it with delightful freedom: solo albums, programs for the BBC or luxury collaborations, such as Room 29 imagined with pianist Chilly Gonzales and performed on the Days Off stage in 2017. Today, Jarvis Cocker returns as Tip-Top, a character imagined by director Wes Anderson for his film The French Dispatch, a golden opportunity for the English musician to pay tribute to the French pop of the 1960s which inspired him. so influenced. On the menu, classy rereadings of titles formerly interpreted by Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg, Christophe or Brigitte Bardot.
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