The Shapers

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The Shapers
Origin Toulouse, France
Genres Punk rock
Years active 2009-present
Labels Independent (unsigned)
Associated acts Macbeth, Crooz Cloth, Veronika Mars, Walking Dead Denim, Refuse Distro
Members Anthony Cauvin (vocals and guitar)
Raphaël Bouissière (bass)
Benoit Holin (drums)

The Shapers are a three-piece punk rock band from Toulouse, France formed in 2009. The band seeks to emulate the surf, skate, and snowboard aesthetic of the California skate punk lifestyle and has toured widely, having already played across three continents.[1]


Though the punk rock scene in France has not found much mainstream attention, The Shapers have gained considerable domestic and international success, touring in Indonesia, China, and the US (where they shared the stage with bands such as NOFX and Pennywise). They released their first full-length album, Everybody Needs to Have a Dream, in 2012.[1]

In 2013, they won the music competition PlanetRox France, earning the title of best new French band.[2]

While most of their lyrical content is decidedly lighthearted, the band's songs have also touched on themes of environmentalism.[2]

The band cites Blink-182, Green Day, Sum 41, A Day To Remember, Nirvana, and Weezer as their primary influences.[1]


  • Anthony Cauvin (vocals and guitar)
  • Raphaël Bouissière (bass)
  • Benoit Holin (drums)


  • Everybody Needs to Have a Dream (2012)


  1. ^ a b c "What Everybody Ought to Know about the Shapers". Sharnoff's Global Views. December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b

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