Formed in Lyon (France) back in 2014, Animali are now under our radar! Their indie pop and rock tunes, that are partly inspired from the prog-rock of the 60’s, bring a modern and fresh touch to the musical landscape in France! So cool, to hear some French groups with such an international potential.
The band released a second EP titled “This plane’s going down, are we all gonna die?” in November 2015 via Gourmets Rec that has solidified their fan base after the success of their single “The Alchemists”! Some days ago, they covered Cyndi Lauper and turned her “Girls just want to have fun” into a psyche gem! Wanna know more about them? It’s in this post!
The band, who was formed by five friends who decided to play some music together, refuse to be locked into a restricted music genre. Nevertheless, some influences are prominent in their work, like psyche indie-pop. Their first EP starts with a ten-minute track, “The Spark”, that pays tribute to late Pink Floyd’s keyboardist Rick Wright. On the same EP, their track “The Alchemists” came with a psychedelic video, directed by Maxime Servoise and Jeremy Nguyen.
After a tour in France, Animali went back to the studio and gave birth to their second EP “This plane’s Going Down, are we all gonna die?.” As written in the press release, “the subjects covered are varied and, as always, politically incorrect and committed, and utterly irreverent: Delusion of grandeur, or rather bemusement at stuff that overtake us, ill-planned obsolescence of all things and people, procrastination and fear of flying”. This second EP was notably led by the single “Who?”; a track that sounds like a mix of Tame Impala and MGMT. A comparison they should not be ashamed of! By the way, Julien Barbagallo, the Tame Impala‘s drummer is also a Frenchy! Cocorico!
Some days ago, ANIMALI shared a surprising cover of Cyndi Lauper, pimping her classic “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” with a psychedelic touch, and sharing some love after the Orlando’s tragedy!
The video of this cover was directed by Maud Regnault and, as the band has a good sense of humor like us, the burlesque transformist artist Soa de Muse is starring in the role of a singer invited to an audition. The song, which was released for the 63rd birthday of the American singer, is also an homage to all the victims of the Orlando’s drama. Indeed, covering Cyndi Lauper is not a random choice: the interpret of “True Colors” is known to be a huge militant of the LGBTQI cause.
Connect with Animali on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Their second EP “This plane’s Going Down, are we all gonna die?” is available on iTunes via Gourmets Rec. If you are on HumanHuman you can agree on Animali there!