Estère (NZ)

Electric Blue Witch-Hop


Like the rare occurrence of crystal frost flowers, Estère’s unique brand of Electric Blue Witch-Hop creates an unparalleled melange of sounds. Referencing the meaty side of electronic music with succulent bass atop weighty drums then contrasting it with warm acoustic textures - Estère bedecks her production with an 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 sounds Estère has sampled and surreptitiously slipped into her music.

Estère’s 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...

Estère is about to release a double album on 27th april, entitled « My Design on others’ lives ». The first part of this album came out on october 2017. It has been written, recorded and produced by Estère, with her best friend Lola, an MPC 1000.

« 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.

During last year, the musician opened for international artists like Erykah Badu, Morcheeba, Bains, Ikonika and KT Tunstall. 




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 :

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

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

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, key


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 (tbc)
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)



Élise Rimbault and Frédéric Ménard


My Design, On Others' Lives
My Design
Ambition (Single)