The Patriotic Sunday

Live Act Chamber Pop
The Patriotic Sunday - Chamber Pop Live Act in Nantes

The Patriotic Sunday Short Info

the patriotic sunday is a harbour. A harbour that stays firmly on land while people come and go and songs of long lost friends and old memories are crooned at bar counters and in cheap hotel rooms. Eric Pasquereau writes songs to find his way back home. His ever-changing band follows the tides and the wind.

the patriotic sunday began as a general plea to an ex-girlfriend, a man coming to terms with lovelessness and teenagehood. On his 2005 début « Lay Your Soul Bare », Pasquereau developed a flawless blend of indie-rock influences, jazz chords and bossa-nova rhythms which were as sincere as the confessional lyrics that led the melodies.

After several years pursuing his other project, PAPIER TIGRE, Pasquereau then attempted something of a pocket pop symphony with « Characters » in 2009. Whilst the music is immediate and accessible, lyrically the album explores denser, less palatable themes: vivid imagery juxtaposed against ironic detachment belies a preoccupation with death and indecision.

In 2011, the folk-rock inspired « Actual Fiction » mixes the well-balanced with the distinctly off-kilter. Backed up by the band La Terre Tremble !!!, the patriotic sunday has matured to the point where it is comfortable in its own ambiguity. Leaving behind youth’s desire to show off and to be loved, « Actual Fiction » ‘s scratchy guitars and scary diary entries perversely reveal experience and self-confidence.

On the new album, « All I Can’t Forget » Pasquereau reaches for stripped down, essentialist songs (‘Garbage Truck’, ‘A Life Pursuit’, ‘Full Moon’) and more complex and elaborates structures (‘All I Can’t Forget’, ‘Light of Defeat’), they are always united by the same modus operandi: the desire to craft the spontaneous miracle of a great song in the vein of these wonderful craftsmen : Brian Wilson, Ray Davies, Caetano Veloso, Robert Wyatt and Leonard Cohen. Even if your ship sails today, you know where to come back to.

the patriotic sunday is a harbour. A harbour that stays firmly on land while people come and go and songs of long lost friends and old memories are crooned at bar counters and in cheap hotel rooms. Eric Pasquereau writes songs to find his way back home. His ever-changing band follows the tides and the wind.

the patriotic sunday began as a general plea to an ex-girlfriend, a man coming to terms with lovelessness and teenagehood. On his 2005 début « Lay Your Soul Bare », Pasquereau developed a flawless blend of indie-rock influences, jazz chords and bossa-nova rhythms which were as sincere as the confessional lyrics that led the melodies. ...

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Past Gigs The Patriotic Sunday

  • 02 | 2016 Lyon, France Le Bal des Fringants
  • 02 | 2016 Pau, France La Ferronnerie
  • 02 | 2016 Cognac, France West Rock
  • 01 | 2016 Rennes, France 1988 Live Club
  • 01 | 2016 Paris, France Centre FGO-Barbara
  • 01 | 2016 Metz, France Le Caveau des Trinitaires
  • 01 | 2016 Metz, France Le Caveau des Trinitaires
  • 01 | 2016 Lille, France L'Antre 2
  • 01 | 2016 Lille, France L'Antre 2
  • 12 | 2015 Nancy, France L'Autre Canal
  • 11 | 2015 Montpellier, France Le Rockstore
  • 11 | 2015 Paris, France Espace B
  • 11 | 2015 Nantes, France Le Grigri
  • 10 | 2015 Nantes, France Stereolux
  • 05 | 2013 Lille, France Gare St Sauveur
  • 05 | 2013 Bordeaux, France I.Boat
  • 11 | 2011 Paris, France La Flêche d'Or
  • 11 | 2011 Bruxelles, Belgique LR6
  • 11 | 2011 Nantes, France Stereolux
  • 11 | 2011 Nancy, France Mjc Azimuth
  • 11 | 2011 Rennes, France La Bascule
  • 11 | 2011 Poitiers, France Le Confort Moderne
  • 11 | 2011 Toulouse, France Le Cri de la Mouette
  • 11 | 2011 Tours, France Les Joullins
  • 11 | 2011 Lyon, France Kraspek Myzik
  • 11 | 2011 Bordeaux, France El Chicho

Discography The Patriotic Sunday

  • 2015 All I Can't Forget Album | Murailles Music
  • 2011 Actual Fiction Album | Collectif-Effervescence / Murailles Music
  • 2009 Characters Album | Collectif-Effervescence / Hiphiphip
  • 2005 Lay Your Soul Bare Album | Collectif-Effervescence

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Origin

  • Nantes FR

Founded

  • 2005

Members

  • Eric Pasquereau Electric guitar, voice
  • Julien Chevalier Electric guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Paul Loiseau Drums, backing vocals
  • Julien Lefeuvre Bass, backing vocals
  • Leo Prud'Homme Piano

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