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Louise Attaque

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Louise Attaque is a band founded in 1994. Its style could be described as something between and , although it has evolved since their first album Louise Attaque, which sold more than 2 million copies without any tv or radio promotion.

Several of the group’s albums were produced by Gordon Gano, lead singer of Violent Femmes, a band which Louise Attaque often cite as an influence and for whom their own band is named: “Louise” is a feminine name, taken from Louise Michel –a french anarchist militant in France in the nineteenth century– and “attaque” connotates violence , it literally means “attack” in French –in reference of the Violent Femmes.

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Climb to the top (1990-2001)

Caravage (1990-1994)
Lead singer and guitarist Gaëtan Roussel and bassist Robin Feix met in high school in Montargis. They moved to Paris after graduation where they met drummer Alexandre Margraff and formed a rock band : Caravage (named after the famous Italian painter Caravaggio). After briefly hiring a lead guitarist, the band met violinist Arnaud Samuel while recording in a Parisian studio.

Louise Attaque’s phenomenal success (1997-2001)
Louise Attaque was formed in 1994. The name means “Louise Attacks” in French and is in reference of Louise Michel, a 19th century anarchist, and of the American rock band The Violent Femmes (which means “violent women” in French). The Violent Femmes leader, Gordon Gano, has agreed to produce Louise Attaque’s debut self-titled album.

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