Lovers' Music on the midnight air from United Kingdom. Their music,
video, fashion... is so coooooooool! and erotic & kawaii! :)"
French" contains the kind of big production pop nobody is supposed
to make anymore. I think it could be my favourite album of the
UNDELETED (Sean Smith)
French has the pair more playful than ever ... One thing is for
sure: they remain one of a kind in Sheffield or anywhere else in
this broken land of ours."
set climaxes with Fred de Fred dropping to his knees, sliding
between singer Marion's pins and convulsing with his guitar like a
human sex toy."
"The Lovers do poignant as well as puerile. (...) They make you
reach for the cravat and velvet smoking jacket."
"The Lovers make crinkly winkly music to twist your hips to. (...)
They occupy a world where girls dress like presents and boys dress
"Kitsch cocktail music, criss-crossed with bossanova rhythms and
electronica all combine to seduce."
"Lines such as "Come drink my wine/If all that has passed your
innocent lips is juice and tea and water" reminds us of Cocker's dry
humour and deadpan lasciviousness."
Lovers are miles apart from anything you are likely to have heard in
modern pop for quite some time. Two French mavericks who find
themselves making music in Sheffield and having songs co-written by
Jarvis Cocker ... It is impossible not to be enchanted ... The
Lovers take you on a journey as sexy and light hearted as a swingers
party at Salvador Dali's house ... Unashamedly romantic, thoroughly
modern The Lovers are waiting for you in their bedroom right now."
Paul Moody of NME
" ... the
key to The Lovers' musical and lyrical genius -- their ability to
effortlessly juggle parody and kitsch with intimacy and real
MAGAZINE (David Thompson)
Lovers are so pop that they'd make your granny dance and so sleazy
that hotels are redesigning rooms in their honour as we speak."
Q&A (Stuart Heritage)
record so seedy it would make Serge Gainsbourg blush, & Anais Nin
join a convent."
"La Le...should be introduced as compulsory
listening for French GCSE students."
David McKenna of
“Wenezzer I get pissed, I like to geeve a
Review of Birthday Party NiGHT (Simon A. Morrison)
"Peculiar little Pop songs with an electronic
twist. A slow beat with a female and male vocal combination. Makes
for a quirky affair that’s very engaging indeed."
"This month’s must have tunes...Gallic charm +
Sheffield steel = peachy electro-pop."
"The atmosphere here tonight has remained
delightful; the audience totally rapt with the performance The
Lovers give, which is a perfectly executed one. They are a pleasure
to watch (or should that be 'experience'?) and the evening feels
like a real event, a real breath of unselfconscious revelling..."
wistful and full of melancholy, at others lustful...and full of red
FLUX (Sean Smith)
Tango in Sheffield"
ISSUE NUMBER 1 (Jim Palmer)
"Marion is stunning. She wears next to nothing, flirts with her all
body, sings about stripping and makes every male and nearly every
female trapped in an unavoidable lust. They play tight, they sound
good, they seem to be having a great time, they are truly great. The
set ends with Fred de Fred playing the guitar between his lovers
legs; and that my friend was worth the ticket price and so much
AT LOST VAGUENESS, HALLAM STUDENTS UNION (Anthony
"Massaging your ears with their cheeky bossa-nova
grooves and sultry Gainsbourg-and-Bardot-esque vocals are The
Lovers...if ever there was music that was created to inspire a
feeling of romance, paired with a sparkle of lust, then this is
"The laptop Lovers are the missing link
between lustrous, organic torch-singing and inventively home-cooked
micro- house, with an unmistakable European sensibility all of their
Metro / Glasgow
lustful French bossa-nova duo."
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin for the 21st Century and you are
maybe 25% of the way to imagining this."
OPTIMO / Glasgow
perfect Valentine’s tonic."
Leadmill / Sheffield
response to their live performance was so great they played a second
set for us towards the end of the night."
WHITE TRASH COOKING / GLASGOW
"It is a languid, coquettish treat."
The Lovers have put the fun back into electronic music and are
exactly the type of band that work in a club environment. In other
words they make you want to dance."
LIST (Sandra Marron)
de vivre that the fun is infectious."
Jarvis Cocker a succombe au charme du couple et lui a offert sa
lovemaking session(...) Quelle Franglais !"
pop, kitsch, quirk, and sex with sense of humor (...) Take a listen
TO FRANCE, US
affascinante, intelligente, innovativo, amabilmente kitsch, sexy, ma
jeux amoureux des Lovers, duo forme par Marion Benoist et Fred de
Fred , erotisent leurs chansons pop avec une fraicheur ludique et
mutine plus croisee en France depuis les comptines d’Elli & Jacno."
Le Monde (Stephane
"Deux français exilés à Sheffield inventent le cabaret electronique
sexy et plein d’humour Frenchy."
Les Inrockuptibles / Hors Serie / Pop en France (Pascal
"Ce duo inattendu donne un bon coup de fraicheur a la production
"Gai et leger
comme le bonheur"
JEUNE ET JOLIE
"Un univers joliment decale, coquin et truffe d’humour."
"Un couple de français de Sheffield impose à la pop une sexy cure."
Inrockuptibles (J.D Beauvallet)
classieux en diable...Une musique fraîche et gaie qui se mâche comme
un bon Mister Freeze fraise à l'heure de la canicule.
BENZINE MAGAZINE (Denis Verloes)
cet album il est un peu comme toi, bébé : Romantique et gentiment
A Voir A Lire / M6 (Frédéric Lamoulie)