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ARTIST
TITLE
Teen
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BORNBAD 078CD BORNBAD 078CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/11/2015

In the beginning, Lonely Walk was a post-apocalyptic and personal digression created by Mickaël Appollinaire (Monsieur Crâne, Strasbourg). Based in Bordeaux, Southwest France, he smoked out the blogosphere by releasing several digital EPs between 2010 and 2013. The Satanic Royalty label released V.I.H.S., Lonely Walk's first LP, in 2013, and it was well-received by the critics. NGHTMR followed in 2014, and a more personal album called BORE appeared later the same year. All these secluded compositions came on stage radically changed with the addition of a five-piece live band, which counted Alice Ronzini from J.C. Satàn on bass and Johan Gustafsson from Black Bug among its ranks. Teen, Lonely Walk's first album recorded with the live band, was recorded in Mikrokosm Recording Studios in Lyon, France. Dark, addictive songs of hypnotic post-punk slumming it with pop and making a few psychedelic stops, led by obsessive singing with catchy slogans. Happy, innocent children shout because school's out ("Burial Tomb") and the epic violin of Tamara Goukassova shreds the toxic atmosphere ("War," "Black Dragonfish"). To cut a long story short, Lonely Walk takes us right to doomsday, but not the one we dread. The one we crave, eyes wide open and dilated pupils, drinking a nice cheap cocktail of liquid nitrogen. One might recall Clinic, The Soft Moon, or A Frames, but one must look toward Australia to find cousins to Lonely Walk in bands like Eddy Current Suppression Ring or Total Control. The album artwork, representing a one-eyed skull hiding its shame behind hands, was conceived by graphic designer Greg Vezon.