Vive la Fête

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Vive la Fête
Vivelafete paradiso.jpg
Vive la Fête performing live at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. From left: Danny Mommens, Els Pynoo
Background information
Origin Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium
Genres Synthpop, electroclash, dance-punk, new wave, electronic rock
Years active 1997–present
Labels Kinky Star, Surprise, UWe, Firme de Disque
Website www.vivelafete.be
Members Danny Mommens
Els Pynoo

Vive la Fête (English: Long live the party) are a Belgian music duo from Ghent, East Flanders, formed in 1997 by Danny Mommens (guitar, vocals) and Els Pynoo (vocals).

History[edit]

Vive la Fête was founded in 1997 when Mommens (then still playing in his former band dEUS) recorded a few demos with Pynoo on his 8-track recorder. These demos were released on the EP Je ne veux pas (sometimes also referred to as Paris) which gathered some attention for its resemblance to '80s new wave music. Their first success came with their debut Attaque Surprise (2000). Later records such as Republique Populaire (2001) and Nuit Blanche (2003) made them popular, especially in the fashion world, where Karl Lagerfeld is one of their fans, and has enlisted them to perform at a number of his big shows in New York City and Paris.[1] In 2005 they released Grand Prix and toured all over Europe and played some shows in Brazil[2] and Mexico.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
BEL
(FL)

[3]
BEL
(WA)

[4]
NL
[5]
Attaque surprise
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Surprise
  • Format: CD
République populaire
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Surprise
  • Format: CD
Nuit blanche 10
Grand Prix
  • Released: 23 May 2005
  • Label: Surprise
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
4 71 75
Jour de chance
  • Released: 8 June 2007
  • Label: UWe
  • Format: CD
15 61
Disque d'or
  • Released: 8 June 2009
  • Label: Firme de Disque
  • Formats: CD, digital download
27 96
Produit de Belgique
  • Released: 11 May 2012
  • Label: Firme de Disque
  • Formats: CD, digital download
48 133
2013
  • Released: 26 April 2013
  • Label: Firme de Disque
  • Formats: CD, digital download
70 139

Other albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
BEL
(FL)

[3]
Attaque populaire
  • Released: December 2003
  • Type: compilation
  • Label: Surprise
  • Format: LP
Vive les remixes
  • Released: 1 August 2006
  • Type: remix
  • Label: Surprise
  • Formats: CD, digital download
10 ans de fête
  • Released: 8 December 2008
  • Type: compilation
  • Label: Firme de Disque
  • Format: CD
83

EPs[edit]

  • Je ne veux pas (Kinky Star, 1998)
  • Tokyo (Surprise Records, 2000)
  • Schwarzkopf Remix (Surprise Records, 2004)
  • La vérité (Surprise Records, 2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gottehrer, Zoe (4 June 2005). "Vive La Fete". 365mag. Archived from the original on 20 October 2006. Retrieved 10 May 2007. 
  2. ^ YouTube - Vive la fete - Recife Rock 2004-04-18
  3. ^ a b "Discografie Vive La Fête" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Discographie Vive La Fête" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Discografie Vive La Fête" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 

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