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Paris, France (1997 – present)

Pleymo is a band from Paris, France. Pleymo have sold over 100,000 albums to date. The band’s name apparently originates from the lead singer once having a haircut as a child that was similar to that of Playmobil figures. Beggining and Keçkispasse? (1997-1999) Pleymo started in 1997, and they released a demo with 2 tracks: Nawak and Porn. In 1998, the group as evolved with the exit of Mathias, the guitarrist at the time. Erik de Villoutreys and DJ Frank Bailleul joined the band. Little by little the group was growing and then caught the attention of the producer Stéphane Kraemer In the 15th of Juin 1999 they released they’re first album called: Keçkispasse? signed to the label Wet Music. Episode 2 : Medecine Cake (2002-) In 2002, they released Episode 2 : Medecine Cake, with this, they were already well-known in Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, UK and also Japan (where they played a lot of concerts in 2002 and 2004). They also released a english version of this album, called Doctor Tank’s Medicine Cake, with english lyrics. In November 2002 the group released a six-track “(Ep)Live”, recorded at Les Eurockéennes festival in Belfort. Their third album title, “Rock,” announced a major change of musical direction, with greater emphasis on melody and vocals. The members of the group stated that this third album was influenced by the work of bands like Pink Floyd and The Smashing Pumpkins. Sales of “Rock” topped the 50,000 mark in France and 18,000 in Japan.Pleymo were nominated in the “Best Pop/Rock Album of the Year” category at the “Victoires de la musique” Awards.

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