||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (May 2014)|
|Genres||Pop folk, folk, pop rock|
|Labels||Barclay, Sober and Gentle|
Cocoon is a French pop folk band from Clermont-Ferrand that sings in English. They were founded in 2006 by Mark Daumail (born 6 December 1984) and keyboardist Morgane Imbeaud (born 14 April 1987). On stage they are generally accompanied by Raphaël Séguinier (drums) and Oliver Smith (bass).
The band's first album, My Friends all Died in a Plane Crash, was released on October 22, 2007. It proved to be an international commercial and critical success selling over 100,000 copies and certified platinum in France.
After their first album, Cocoon released the live CD/DVD, Back to Panda Mountain, on September 7, 2009. Following the release of a live CD/DVD, they went on a world tour, dubbed the "Baby Panda Tour". In April 2010, the band started to record their second studio album, Where the Oceans End.
Alongside Cocon, the duo's members have taken on solo musical projects.
In 2014, Mark Daumail released his solo album entitled Speed of Light that has charted on SNEP Official French Albums Chart and on Ultratop Belgian Wallonia Albums Chart.
- I Hate Birds (2006)
- From Panda Mountains (2007)
- "On My Way" September 2007
- "Chupee" November 2008
- "Owls" (live version) October 2009
- "Comets" September 2010
- Back to Panda Mountains (2009)
- Anissa Boumachouene, "Cocoon - The Band that is going high", Brain Magazine, 11 June 2007.
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- My Friends All Died In A Plane Crash, Cocoon critique
- "La folk féérique de Cocoon de retour en tournée fin 2010 - Musique - 06/09/2010". leParisien.fr. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- Critical review of Where the oceans end (Spanish)