Paris XY

Live Act Electronica Trip-Hop Dark Techno
Paris XY - Electronica Trip-Hop Dark Techno Live Act in Leeds

Paris XY Short Info

Since 2012 Paris XY have developed their unique sound. Combining vocals and guitar with live analogue synths, drum machines and atmospheric soundscapes. Lyricism is brought to the fore, influenced by Joy Division, Radiohead and Edgar Allan Poe, subjected to Smith’s Blues powerful delivery. Orvis' production is rooted in Scandinavian and eastern European inspiration, predominantly Trentemøller, GusGus and The Knife. At Beacons festival and Galtres Paris XY supported Daughter, XXYYXX and British Sea Power on the Loud and Quiet stage, as well as playing between Morcheeba and Tricky. 2014 has also seen the duo on tour in Germany and Holland in July, showcasing in Berlin, and following that with the Poland dates supporting GusGus on their world tour; 6 soldout shows and a final date playing Berghain Main Club on September 24th.

“Take the dark side of Trentemoller, Gui Borrato and Apparat and add the smoky, sultry voice of Alice Smith doing it in the vein of The Knife and you get Paris XY” Bad Fotography

“Haunting synthetic lullabies that are drenched in darkness but also sometimes feel like a rave event in a nightly forest. PARIS XYare many things but mainly a promising new act that deserves to get more attention.” NBHAP

“That they have attracted the attention of Icelanders electric veterans with only two EPs , says something about the pull of their music.” Noisey

“Seemingly inhabiting two different worlds, James Orvis’ contemporary electronica and Alice Smith’s gothic, vintage-sounding vocals meet in the middle to create the alluring sound of Paris XY. Haunting and atmospheric, as though a purring ‘50s jazz singer were cast adrift in a Berlin nightclub” Beacons Festival

“There is something strangely hypnotic in particular about the vocals of Alice Smith that in sound evokes the smoldering qualities of Lana del Rey but with the dark lyrical content of Portishead or Crystal Castles.” Commercial Free

Since 2012 Paris XY have developed their unique sound. Combining vocals and guitar with live analogue synths, drum machines and atmospheric soundscapes. Lyricism is brought to the fore, influenced by Joy Division, Radiohead and Edgar Allan Poe, subjected to Smith’s Blues powerful delivery. Orvis' production is rooted in Scandinavian and eastern European inspiration, predominantly Trentemøller, GusGus and The Knife. At Beacons festival and Galtres Paris XY supported Daughter, XXYYXX and British Sea Power on the Loud and Quiet stage, as well as playing between Morcheeba and Tricky. 2014 has also seen the duo on tour in Germany and Holland in...

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Past Gigs Paris XY

  • 03 | 2015 Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
  • 11 | 2014 Leeds/ Uni DJ Support - Little Dragon
  • 10 | 2014 Austria/Vienna Elektro Gonner
  • 10 | 2014 Germany/Munich Digital Analog Festival
  • 10 | 2014 Slovenia/Maribor Sodni Stolp
  • 09 | 2014 Klub Eskulap/Poznan GusGus Support
  • 09 | 2014 Klub B90/Gdansk GusGus Support
  • 09 | 2014 Klub Eter/Wroclaw GusGus Support
  • 09 | 2014 Basen/Warsaw GusGus Support
  • 09 | 2014 The Duchess/York Soundsphere Magazine Showcase
  • 09 | 2014 Hull/Main Stage Freedom Festival
  • 09 | 2014 Berghain/Berlin GusGus Support
  • 09 | 2014 Klub Studio/Krakow GusGus Support
  • 08 | 2014 Skipton/Main Stage Beacons Festival
  • 08 | 2014 York Galtres Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Krefeld/Germany Magnapop
  • 08 | 2014 Scunthorpe Party in the Pines Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Heeten/Netherlands Tones Summerjam Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Berlin Klunkerkrannich
  • 07 | 2014 Berlin Monarch
  • 07 | 2014 Chemnitz MS-Beat Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Gorlitz Loggia Days and Nights Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Bayreuth Glashaus
  • 06 | 2014 UK Solstice Weekender
  • 05 | 2014 Leeds Belgrave Music Hall

Media

  • Video PARIS XY - THE RETURN
  • Video Paris XY - Wytching Hour

Fan Radar

7,662 Fans
71,434 Plays
548 Follower

Origin

  • Leeds GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Alice Smith Vocals
  • James Orvis Music