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Napoleon IIIrd is a musician, producer and remixer, currently based in London after spending his formative years in Leeds and Holmfirth. His music is a rich tangle of sounds and melodies made from antique organs and car-boot keyboards, strummed chords and driving beats. Many of his songs are world-weary comments on modern life, set against an expansive musical backdrop.

Napoleon IIIrd’s second album, Christiania, was released on Nov 8th 2010, to a fanfare of critical acclaim in the mainstream music media.

His discography includes two early EPs and a debut album, entitled “In Debt To:”. 2009 saw the release of his third EP, entitled Hideki Yukawa after the groundbreaking Japanese scientist. Napoleon IIIrd toured nationally with Wild Beasts (on their Mercury-nominated “Two Dancers” album tour) and Yo Majesty!. He also played to a full house at Club NME (KOKO) and played a plethora of European festivals and clubs during this time.

Napoleon IIIrd has also remixed artists including The Cribs, ¡Forward, Russia!, Sky Larkin, Mat Riviere, Ill Ease, I Concur and Los Campesinos!, and played alongside bands as diverse as Howling Bells, Damo Suzuki, Hot Chip, The Research, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and Chris T-T.

He is currently writing and recording his third album in his new London studio NXVI.

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  • VodkaVolauvent

    Where is the love for this guy? He's such an interesting artist. [2]

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • fabulousmax

    Agreed. Just getting into him, and I'm liking what I'm hearing.

    7 Jun 2012 Reply
  • blossomtoe

    Where is the love for this guy? He's such an interesting artist.

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • AdamSebParker

    I really like Napoleon IIIrd. I can't remember the name of the song I first heard, went: "Was it you who set my alarm to execution..."

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • spinthegrin

    Look forward to seeing you in London on 15th March!

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • document3

    Just heard This Town on Dandelion Radio, great tune buddy

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
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  • funkayy


    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • danfeeneyuk

    Napoleon IIIrd plays Salford on Friday 8th October with the rest of the Brainlove Tour!!

    6 Oct 2010 Reply
  • iffypop

    Napoleon IIIrd live with Stairs to Korea, Thurs 27th May FREE! City Arts Music Project (CAMP), Shoreditch, off Old St.

    23 May 2010 Reply
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  • tommu1988

    I didn't write that last message, but I do like this guy.

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • tommu1988

    this guy is awesome... soundtrack to my summer!!!!!1 lol

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • morgandot

    I hate to say it, but you sound like you're drinking the same water as everyone else. Keep pushing that envelope!

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Ladyfafa

    Amazing! Totally interesting.

    14 Jan 2009 Reply
  • seanwright_2007

    Excellent songs!

    30 Oct 2008 Reply
  • danfenton91

    I saw this guy supporting forward russia a while ago, now he's coming back to the same venue. Only this time, it will be him i am going to see.

    25 May 2008 Reply
  • xendless_xurbia

    'In Debt To' is so good. I'd agree with the Tom Vek comparison... Maybe Jeremy Warmsley a bit too?

    3 Nov 2007 Reply
  • jonaschrist

    In Debt To comes out on CD on the 29th of this month! i'll be buying that!

    17 Oct 2007 Reply
  • encosion

    In Debt to is a great! Reminds me of The Beta Band and TV on the Radio... But still original and engaging of course... Love it... Seeing them open with Fog tonight in London... Actually, I better move it!

    7 Aug 2007 Reply
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