the patriotic sunday

NEWS


BIO

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.

LINE-UP
Éric Pasquereau : vocals, electric guitar
Paul Loiseau : drums, backing vocals
Julien Chevalier : electric guitar, backing vocals
Julien Lefeuvre : bass, backing vocals
Léo Prud’Homme : piano


LINKS


PRESS


CONTACT

Booking : samuel.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

Promo: damien[at]laitdbac.com

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • All I Can’t Forget

    Murailles Music2015
    CD / LP / Digital
    Buy
  • Garbage Truck (single)

    Murailles Music2015
    digital
    Buy
  • Actual Fiction

    Collectif-Effervescence / Murailles Music2011
    CD / LP / Digital
    Buy
  • Characters

    Collectif-Effervescence2009
    CD / Digital
    Buy
  • Characters

    HipHipHip2009
    LP / Digital
  • V/A Pain Perdu – Pot Pourri

    Collectif-Effervescence2006
    CD / Digital
    Buy
  • Lay Your Soul Bare

    Collectif-Effervescence2005
    CD / LP / Digital
    Buy

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 25/08/2018FranceOudonFestival La Tour Part En LiveMoon Gogo event
  • 28/04/2017FrancePalaiseauFestival Palmipède - MJC Théâtre des Trois Valléesinfos event
  • 22/10/2016FranceVendomeFestival les RockomotivesFranky goes to pointe à pitres, Emilie Zoé, le Colysée, Nicolas Michoinfos
  • 21/10/2016FranceLa Roche-sur-YonLe Fuzz'YonEmilie & Ogden
  • 13/02/2016FranceLyonQuirky Festival, Le Bal des Fringantsinfos event
  • 12/02/2016FranceMarseilleLes Demoiselles du 5 event
  • 11/02/2016FrancePauLa Ferronnerie Sheik Anorak, Bergetinfos event
  • 06/02/2016FranceCognacWest RockRoverinfos event
  • 29/01/2016FranceRennes1988 Live ClubJulien Gascinfos event
  • 24/01/2016FranceCaen Le Café Sauvage event
  • 23/01/2016FranceHérouville Saint-ClairMaison Grand ParcJuste Oreilles event
  • 22/01/2016FranceParisCentre FGO BarbaraClara Clara, Gisèle Papeinfos event
  • 21/01/2016FranceMetzLe Caveau des TrinitairesClara Clarainfos event
  • 20/01/2016FranceLilleL'Antre-2Guillaume Hairaud event
  • 02/12/2015FranceNancyL'Autre CanalMoriartyinfos event
  • 01/12/2015FranceToursCanadian CaféHoly Chips event
  • 28/11/2015FranceCherbourg-OctevilleLe Ballon Rouge
  • 26/11/2015FranceRouenLe 3 Pièces Muzik'ClubMy Name is Nobody, Ellah A. Thuan, Chat Blanc le stagiaire vert event
  • 25/11/2015FranceParisEspace BThe Soap Operainfos event
  • 21/11/2015FranceNantesL'Ivresse
  • 07/11/2015FranceLa Chapelle-sur-ErdreLe Grigri OlimpiaSplendide
  • 06/11/2015FranceBeauregardLe Presbyt'hair
  • 05/11/2015FranceMontpellierLe RockstoreMotoramainfos event
  • 04/11/2015FranceTarbesLe Celtic Pub event
  • 14/10/2015FranceBordeauxL'IboatLa Luzinfos event
  • 13/10/2015FranceNantesStereolux (‘Release Party’)Brazilinfos event
  • 10/10/2015FranceRezéEspace Culturel E.Leclerc Atout Sud
  • 02/10/2015FranceLimogesLa Fourmi infos event
  • 26/09/2015FranceRennesLe Jardin ModerneEshôl Pamtais, Gregaldurinfos event
  • 25/09/2015FranceSegréLes Boissons Rouges event
  • 12/04/2014FrancePauFestival A tant Rêver du Roi #3, La CentrifugeusePapaye, No Spill Blood, Ten Volt Shock, Pord, Mr le Directeur, Francky Goes to Pointe à Pitreinfos event
  • 29/09/2013FranceNantesCafé du Cinema event
  • 28/09/2013FranceMontreuil'Oliver Peel Session' - concert en appartement
  • 27/09/2013FranceEpinal Cat Bar event
  • 26/09/2013FranceLe MansUniversité du MansRopoporose, Binidu event
  • 24/05/2013FranceCherbourgLittle big place
  • 22/05/2013FranceBordeauxI.BoatChris Cohen infos event
  • 21/05/2013FranceLorientLe ManègeChris Coheninfos
  • 17/05/2013FranceLilleGare St SauveurLa Terre Tremble !!! infos
  • 23/03/2013FranceSt Herblain (44)Médiathèque Hermelandinfos event
  • 23/03/2013FranceSt NazaireLe VIPAn Pierléinfos event
  • 27/01/2013BeauregardLe Presbytère
  • 26/01/2013FumelLe Pavillon 108infos
  • 25/01/2013MontpellierLe Black SheepPneu, Le single blanc
  • 24/01/2013FrancePerpignanL'Ubuinfos event
  • 23/01/2013Clermont FerrandLe Chapelier toqué
  • 18/01/2013PoitiersLe Zincinfos
  • 17/01/2013RennesOan's Pub

NEWS

BIO

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.

LINE-UP
Éric Pasquereau : vocals, electric guitar
Paul Loiseau : drums, backing vocals
Julien Chevalier : electric guitar, backing vocals
Julien Lefeuvre : bass, backing vocals
Léo Prud’Homme : piano

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • All I Can’t Forget

    Murailles Music2015
    CD / LP / Digital
    Buy
  • Garbage Truck (single)

    Murailles Music2015
    digital
    Buy
  • Actual Fiction

    Collectif-Effervescence / Murailles Music2011
    CD / LP / Digital
    Buy
  • Characters

    Collectif-Effervescence2009
    CD / Digital
    Buy
  • Characters

    HipHipHip2009
    LP / Digital
  • V/A Pain Perdu – Pot Pourri

    Collectif-Effervescence2006
    CD / Digital
    Buy
  • Lay Your Soul Bare

    Collectif-Effervescence2005
    CD / LP / Digital
    Buy

CONTACT

Booking : samuel.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

Promo: damien[at]laitdbac.com