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Watine


Saint-Cloud / France
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ATALAYE

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Goal: €7,500
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WATINE: BIOGRAPHY

Watine made her debut in 2005 with the album RANDOM MOODS, a punk rock adventure that introduced her to influential electro producers of the time: Fila Brazillia, Gus Gus, Riton, Volga Select (Ivan Smagghe / Marc Collin), The Underwolves, Aaron Carl. Her album became quickly known in Germany and England, circulating in the underground circles. 


 In 2006 Watine released her first album as a songwriter, DERMAPHRODITE, an electro-folk “symphonic dream”, very well-received in the media: it was labelled "Ecouté et approuvé les Inrocks", "Une découverte Trax", "La Fnac Aime" and included in La Ferarock.

A promotional tour followed with 12 concerts in FNAC Forums in the spring of 2006. Album sales reached 2000 in 3 months, then got cut short by the distributors’ insolvency filing. Watine took a year to reflect and work on a new album in a more acoustic vein. She also created a specific repertoire to which she soon invited 3, then 4 multi-instrumentalists  


Her new album B-SIDE LIFE was released in 2009 with several singles much heard on radio, particularly "Nothing else", as well as a video regularly broadcast on M6. That same year, Watine started the project INDIE MOODS (a collective of 20 new artists including Cascadeur, Reza, Maud Lübeck, ....) This was crowned with partnerships with Les Inrocks, La Ferarock, Oui FM, and a launch concert on May 20 at Divan du Monde. 


In 2011, Watine released her third album, STILL GROUNDS FOR LOVE, working again with Nicolas Boscovic on the technical production side. The track "The story of that girl" was chosen to be on the Air France playlist; several tracks were made into videos, including "The strings of my fate," which won the Dailymotion prize at the Festival des Arts du Clip in June 2011. "Books and Lovers" earned a special mention on Inrocks.com for its tribute to The Divine Comedy. 


In 2013 a new folk pop project brought together Watine and Paul Levis around the ambitious QUIET THIS DUST project, a quasi mystical undertaking in several chapters based on Emily Dickinson’s poetry. Melancholic and fiery, the album includes guitar loops, strings, brass, Wurlitzer, innovatively cobbled percussions, violins, bugles, clarinets, flutes.Tagline: "This quiet dust was gentlemen and ladies and lads and girls".


2015 is the year of the ATALAYE album, in French. Inspired by Barbara’s “Soleil Noir” and the eponymous poetry of Gérard de Nerval, Watine’s piano leads strings and winds in an epic musical odyssey, finding freedom in solitude and loneliness in love. The album is an hymn to life.

 

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en 2013, présentation des 3 premiers titres d'ATALAYE aux Trois Baudets (photo Franck Nardin)en 2013, présentation des 3 premiers titres d'ATALAYE aux Trois Baudets (photo Franck Nardin)
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