Born in New York at the end of 2007 but raised in France, Double Elvis is a new wave rock duo named after Andy Warhol’s iconic 1963 artwork. Lead by two well known french studio players Jean-Christophe Boccou (Vocals/guitars/machines) and Gwenn Mercier-Zuliani(Guitars) the band opens new gates in modern rock by mixing machines to live wired guitars and industrial percussions.
With a huge ‘wall of sound’-style and epic choruses the band takes live performances to a next level by mixing the music to a visual and memorable Double live Experience. The music of Double Elvis, which has made its reputation for being both darkly emotional and unrelentingly loud, combines the driving force of bands like Smashing Pumkins with the atmosphere of The Cure,
tied together with unique soundscapes and lyrics.
After a mediatic stir on the internet, some international broadcastings (BBC2-GB, Triple J-AUS, SECM17-Japan, Radio Inconexa-Spain among others… ) the band hit the road for a fi rst tour in Germany. Back to France, Double Elvis opens for the legendary New Model Army while working on its debut EP ‘Vampyre Songs’.
Recorded between France, Canada and the US, the two are joined in the studio by american drummer Matt Walker (Morrissey/Smashing Pumpkins/Garbage) who enhances the songs with his powerful rythmic sound that defi nitely pushes up the band to the level up.
Highly anticipated Double Elvis‘ debut full-length is currently in production in Chicago and will be release at the end of 2010. Before that, the band will be touring in both Germany and France next summer and fall.
Believe Player for Double Elvis
"[...]FAZIT: Die vorliegende EP macht auf jeden Fall Lust auf mehr. Man darf gespannt sein, ob die Band das hier gebotene Niveau über die Album-Distanz halten kannn und ob es weitere Facetten des Bandsounds zu hören geben wird.[...]" (musikreviews.de)
"[...]Bei DOUBLE ELVIS geben sich bombastische Keyboards, nette Riffs im weiteren Umkreis von Wave-Rock die Hand.[...]" (medazzarock.ch)
"[...]Eine fabelhafte Hymne, die rockt und dem Hörer spätestens beim zweiten Hördurchlauf im Kopf hängen bleibt. [...]" (Gothic Magazin)