Estère (NZ)

Electric Blue Witch-Hop

Bio

Like a modern day mage with an ability to conjure magic from the sounds around her, Estère’s unique brand of Electric Blue Witch-Hop creates an unparalleled melange of music. Acclaimed as a rare performer of unique calibre, her catalogue for support slots includes opening for the likes of Grace Jones, John Cale, Flume and Erykah Badu.

Referencing the meaty side of electronic music with thick bass atop weighty drums then contrasting it with organic acoustic textures - Estère bedecks her production with a rich elastic voice and punchy, ethereal melodies. The coy hiss of Vietnamese bamboo trees, the angry crash of a cutlery draw, the clicking tongue of a possum, are all examples of the strange sounds Estère has sampled and surreptitiously slipped into her music.

Estère’s penchant for extraordinary lyric writing escapes the common realms of popular music, delving into imaginatively philosophical narratives about displaced refugees, kids obsessed with technology, controlling urges, rent, prostitutes becoming presidents and much more …

« My Design on others’ lives » succeeds the first eponymous album of Estère, released in 2015 on the french label PRØSPECT, the little brother of the label NØ FØRMAT!, which is dedicated to emergence of young artists. Most of her songs like Culture Clash, Cruel Charlie, I Spy, Thoughts, Patchwork Solider, Reptilian Journey and Flash Light (feat Oddisee) were played on New-Zealander radios a lot and were featured on international blogs like Afro Punk, Disco Naiveté and Portals.

With Lola the MPC, she already played in New-Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Europe, including notorious festivals like Jeonju Festival Internation Sori, Ulsan World Music Festival, Festival International de Musique d’Aarhus, Melbourne Let Them Eat Cake and Glastonbury.

In october 2013, Estère joined the project called « Red Bull Prodigy » in collaboration with the producer and rapper Oddissee, from Washington DC and New-York. They spend two weeks writing in the studio, and released three songs : Flashlight, Curtains Down and Noon.

 

 

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News

Estère will be playing on the 19th of October 2018 at MaMA Festival 2018 - Backstage on the Mill

The double album of Estère : "My Design on others' lives" is available since april 2018. At this occasion, Estère will be on tour in France between may and july 2018.

Release of her new album "My Design" on 12th October 2017

Release of a new single "Pro Bono Techno Zone" in august 2017

New single « Ambition » released on 4th november 2016

Realease of the first album « Estère » (PRØSPECT) on 2nd march 2015

Previous gigs

2016 :

AFRICA
Azgo Festival, Maputo - Mozambique, Núcleo de Arte, Maputo - Mozambique, Good Luck Bar, Johannesburg - South Africa, Zakifo Festival, Durban - South Africa, Bushfire Festival, Malkerns - Swaziland 

UK
The Sage Hall 2 - Gateshead, Komedia - Brighton, Norwich Arts Centre - Norwich, CCA - Glasgow, The Lantern - Bristol, Howard Assembly Room - Leeds, Band On The WAll - Manchester, Golden Slippers - London, Glastonbury Festival

FRANCE
Festival Pimpinella - Flavigny Sur Ozerain, Le Transbordeur - Lyon, City festival - Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, Parc des Grésilles - Dijon, L'Alimentation Générale - Paris, Zic Zac festival - Aix-en-Provence, Paradox Festival - Saint- Michel-de-Boulogne, Festival Quand la nuit tombe, Metz

+ concerts and festivals in New-Zealand, Australia, South Korea,... (Jeonju International Sori Festival, Ulsan World Music Festival, Aarhus International Music Festival, Melbourne Let Them Eat Cake...)

Line Up

Estère : vocals, "Lola" MPC, keyboard, guitar

Upcoming

Upcoming shows:

27/09/18: Festival Détonations, Besançon
30/09/18: 
Bourse aux disques, Le Moloco, Audincourt
03/10/18: 
Tribu Festival, Dijon
04/10/18: La Nouvelle Vague, Saint Malo
05/10/18: Home Session - Rennes
06/10/18: La Gare de COustellet, Maubec
07/10/18: Le Molotov, Marseille
13/10/18: Joker's Pub, Angers
14/10/18: Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Nancy
19/10/18: Shake it #1, MaMA Festival 2018, Paris

Passed shows:

19 and 20/05: FIMU, Belfort
23/05:
Joker's Pub, Angers 
16/06:
Venelles, Comparses et Sons 
7/07:
Open Air - Culture Mix , Dijon 
12/07:
Maison Yves Rocher, Nantes. 
13/07:
Festival les Rendez Vous de juillet, Autun
14/07:
Festival Afropunk, Paris.
21/07:
Festival Artenou, Saint Boi (SP)

Music

Contact

Élise Rimbault and Frédéric Ménard
elise@zutique.com
+00.33.(0)3.80.73.27.14

Elise Rimbault et Frédéric Ménard
elise@zutique.com
+00 33 (0)3 80 73 27 14

MANAGEMENT EUROPE: 
Clément Rouan
clement@banzailab.com
+33(0)6 17 48 65 85

PRESS:
Nolwenn Migaud
nolwenn@hyaku.org
+33(0)6 89 59 14 02

PUBLISHING:
Alter-K - Olivier Rigout
olivier@alter-k.com

Discography

2018
My Design, On Others' Lives
2017
My Design
2016
Ambition (Single)
2015
Estère

Documentation