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With two singles out on the prestigious french label Kitsuné — the aforementioned “We Are Young” and the twirling “Ambition” — as well as a series of well-crafted remixes for Yelle and Is Tropical among others, the Juveniles imposed their own sound. They also reluctantly became an object of desire, a name on the tip of many tongues — especially female ones — finding themselves under the scrutiny of both the media and the audience. They were consequently bound to make some people either totally mad about them or jealous of them, without any middle option.
Without paying much attention to all this quarrelling, the Juveniles went on to explore the sounds of keyboards older than them, learnt their classics, covered the Smiths and dreamt of Manchester. With New Order as spiritual fathers, and Metronomy and Cut Copy as dream-godfathers, they honed their bewitching electronic pop, rich with an elastic beat and catchy choruses, and thought about their future without losing sight of the basics. It is said that travels broaden the mind, the band went on tour without looking back and proceeded to charm France, Sweden, Canada and the UK, before trying to conquer the US and other countries. Far from being as inhibited as their predecessors sometimes were, and in the wake of fellow-countrymen Daft Punk and Phoenix, who showed them the way, the Juveniles want to go global, using weapons such as rough elegance and sheer boldness.
It is now too late for the band to stop after such a good start. As children of the post-punk era and freedom lovers, they have founded their own label, Paradis Records. Because they want to live their dream fully, they have become partners of the major Universal Music, in order to get the means of realising their ambitions. Recently, Jean-Sylvain and Thibaut are released their new EP as a business card — one song is hit already, as shown in the aptly-named catchy tune “We Are Young” and the others are new pieces, including the dizzying “Through The Night” which makes one want to dance in a clever way.
Twelve months was what the Juveniles needed to become, along with Lescop or La Femme, one of the leaders of the new French scene, which could be called “the new wave of the new wave”. Twelve months was all they eventually needed to become a major band.
Today, the band are making their first LP in collaboration with the french artist Yuksek (Pierre-Alexandre Busson), known internationally as a producer, remixer and DJ. The release is planned for the beginning of 2013 under license of Universal/AZ in France.
A short note on the ep.
After two singles out on the french label Kitsuné, Juveniles has released their EP under license of Universal/AZ in June 2012 in France. The band has produced himself with his own label, Paradis Records. One song is hit already, as shown in the aptly-named catchy tune “We Are Young” and the others are new pieces, including the dizzying “Through The Night” which makes one want to dance in a clever way. This new record also contains two remixes of Through The Night made by the english band Breton and the french producer Yuksek.