Le Volume Courbe
|Le Volume Courbe|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, glockenspiel|
|Labels||Honest Jons, Astralwerks, Pickpocket Records|
Le Volume Courbe (French for "The volume curves") is a band by French-born, London-based singer/songwriter, Charlotte Marionneau. "Le Volume Courbe" was a name of a sculpture by a friend of Marionneau's, Marcel Marionneau, a French sculptor living in the region of Vendée (France).
In 2001, Le Volume Courbe released the "Harmony/Papillon De Nuit" 7" on the Poptones record label. In 2005 Marionneau recorded her debut album I Killed My Best Friend with contributions from Kevin Shields, Colm Ó Cíosóig, Hope Sandoval, and David Roback among others. The album was first released on Honest Jon's and was then picked up by Astralwerks in 2006.
In 2007, Le Volume Courbe released the "Freight train/The House" 7", a collaboration with the band Primal Scream on the label Trouble Records.
In 2008, Le Volume Courbe played a series of festivals and tour dates in Europe and the US, most notably, with the newly reformed My Bloody Valentine. The touring lineup included Marionneau on vocals, Theodore Hall on guitar, Mel Draisey on violin, glockenspiel and percussion, and Wild Cat on drums.
In 2011, Le Volume Courbe released a 10" EP titled "Theodaurus Rex". This was the first release on "Pickpocket Records", the label founded by Kevin Shields and Charlotte Marionneau.
In 2013 Le Volume Courbe are currently touring with My Bloody Valentine in the UK.
- I Killed My Best Friend Honest Jon's (2005)
Guest Vocals (Charlotte Marionneau)
Mono Random (2003) 7-Hurtz* - Electroleum - Output Recordings
Production and Vocals
Why You Have To Be Me (2003) 7" - Whitey - PPQ
Kicks - Lindy Heymann (2009): featured I Killed My Best Friend
The Kid - Nick Moran ( 2010): featured I love the Living You
Skins, Season 4 /Episode 6 ( 2010): featured Freight Train
Harmony (2001) Various - Poptones Presents Radio 4 - Epic/Sony
Ain't Got...I Got Life (2006) Various - From Colette With Love - Colette
Ain't Got No... I Got Life (2007) Various - Reprises Inrocks - Les Inrockuptibles
Little Death (2008) Various - Sound Postcards - The Bookmakers Ed.
Wooly Jumpers: (2011) Various Artists - Wool Recordings
Colette Nuggets Volume 2 (2011) Various - Colette - Colette