Feature Band – Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse Oblige are French-Caribbean performer Valerie Renay and German producer Sebastian Lee Philipp. This band has actually been around since 2006 and has four albums under their belt. I still have yet to explore their entire discography, but everything I’ve heard so far has been amazing.

The band first caught my attention when I heard their cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Arnold Layne” off the tribute album US[THEM] which I had included in an episode of Toy Factory.

I took a listen to some other great songs of theirs such as “The Great Electrifyer” from their third album “Malady”

Also.. I really must mention their cover of “Gloomy Sunday” since it’s one of my favorite songs (best known as performed by Billie Holiday but was actually written back in the 1930s) such a beautiful version of the song…

And now we come to the fourth album “Affair Of The Heart” which was just released in May. The album was recorded and produced in Berlin at studio haven ‘Turmwerk’, founded by Chris Corner of Sneaker Pimps/IAMX. The album is excellent from start to finish. Here’s their most recent single off the album.. a very sexy track, “Mata Hari”

The band are fearless and artistic in their approach and, while they stay on the dark and underground side, they’re not allergic to pop and dance. I look forward to diving into their work a little deeper.

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