Caravan Palace

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Caravan Palace
Caravan Palace at the Ottawa Bluesfest 2010
Caravan Palace at the 2010 Ottawa Bluesfest
Background information
OriginParis, France
Genres
Years active2008 (2008)–present
LabelsWagram, MVKA, Le Plan Recordings
Websitewww.caravanpalace.com
MembersZoé Colotis
Arnaud Vial
Hugues Payen
Camille Chapelière
Victor Raimondeau
Charles Delaporte
Antoine Toustou
Paul-Marie Barbier

Caravan Palace is a French electronic music band based in Paris. The band's influences include Django Reinhardt, Vitalic, Lionel Hampton, and Daft Punk.[1] The band released their debut studio album, Caravan Palace, on the Wagram label in October 2008. The record charted in Switzerland, Belgium, and France, where it reached a peak position of number 11.[2]

History[edit]

The band formed as a three-piece when they were recruited to compose the soundtrack for a silent adult film.[3] Loïc Barrouk took an interest in the project and booked the band a recording studio and a series of gigs. More performers were required for the live concerts and the other three current band members were found after searching on MySpace.[4]

The band became popular on the internet after releasing a number of demos and promo singles. From 2006 to 2007 they spent a year touring around France, and their first festival appearance came at the Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival in 2007.[4] Following this emergence, the group were signed by the Paris-based Wagram Music record label. They spent the next year recording material for their debut studio album.

On 20 October 2008 the self-titled Caravan Palace was released, preceded by the single "Jolie Coquine". The album received praise for its traditional jazz inclinations, and placed in a number of European albums charts. In Switzerland, the album reached number 72 and in Belgium it achieved a position of 42. The album performed best in the band's native France where it attained a peak position of 11 in August 2009, and remained on the French albums chart for 68 consecutive weeks. The band released their second official single, "Suzy", on 24 February 2009.[5]

On 3 October 2011, the band released an EP titled Clash, featuring two new songs and four remixes of them. The band's second album, Panic, was released on 5 March 2012.

In 2014, the band remixed Drake Bell's single "Bitchcraft".[6]

The band released the single "Comics" on 22 June 2015, and their second single "Lone Digger" on 18 September 2015.

The band's third studio album, Robot Face, was released on 16 October 2015.[7] They made a video for their track "Mighty" and previewed another song, "Wonderland", in a short promotional video.

In 2015, they appeared on Later... With Jools Holland [8] on 27 and 30 October, and on The Jonathan Ross Show on 31 October. Subsequently, they appeared on Jools' Annual Hootenanny on 31 December 2016/1 January 2017 singing a cover of Black Betty and Lone Digger.

On 4 February 2019 the band announced the release of a new single titled "MIRACLE" on 8 February 2019.

On 28 June 2019 they released a new single titled "Plume".[9]

Their next album, "Chronologic", is due out on 30 August 2019.

Band members[10][11][edit]

Discography[edit]

Caravan Palace discography
Studio albums3
Music videos10
EPs2
Singles12

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Charts
FRA
[12]
BEL
[13]
SWI
[13]
UK
[14]
UK
Dance

[15]
US
Dance

[16]
Caravan Palace 11 42 72 - - -
Panic
  • Released: 5 March 2012
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
  • Label: Wagram
20 74 43 97 - -
<|°_°|>
  • Released: 16 October 2015
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
  • Label: Wagram
51 101 57 64 6 3
Chronologic
  • Released: 30 August 2019
  • Format: TBA
  • Label:
- - - - - -

Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs
Title Album details
Clash
  • Released: 2011 (FR), 27 February 2012 (US)
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Wagram
Wonderland
  • Released: 20 May 2016
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Wagram

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[12]
"Jolie Coquine" 2008 192 Caravan Palace
"Dragons"
"Suzy" 2009
"Milkshake" 2011 Non-album single
"Kleptomanie" 2011 Non-album single
"Clash" 2012 Panic
"Rock It for Me"
"Dramophone"
"Comics" 2015 <|°_°|>
"Lone Digger" 144
"Aftermath" / "Mighty" 2016
"Wonderland"
"Midnight"
"Black Betty" 2017 Non-album single
"Miracle" 2019 Chronologic
"About You"
"Plume"

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director Album
2009 "Suzy" None Caravan Palace
"Jolie Coquine"
2012 "Rock It for Me" Guillaume Cassuto, Ugo Gattoni, Jeremy Pires Panic
"Dramophone" Frédéric de Ponchara
2015 "Comics" Soandsau <|°_°|>
"Mighty" None*
"Lone Digger" Double Ninja
2016 "Wonderland" Kevin Phung
"Midnight" Andy Collet
2019 "Miracle" Double Ninja Chronologic

* Unlike the band's other videos, the video for "Mighty" is a compilation of video clips of robots from across Science Fiction and, as such, has no single director.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Caravan Palace - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Caravan Palace - Caravan Palace". lescharts.fr. Retrieved 22 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Caravan Palace: Swinging To Electro Beats". Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Caravan Palace Biography". f-cat.de. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Suzy - Single". Retrieved 22 October 2009.
  6. ^ "Bitchcraft (Caravan Palace Remix) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Caravan Palace". F-Cat Productions. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06myydx
  9. ^ CaravanPalace (28 June 2019), Caravan Palace - Plume (Official audio), retrieved 29 June 2019
  10. ^ "France Rocks - Caravan Palace".
  11. ^ "Facebook page of the band".
  12. ^ a b LesCharts.com: Caravan Palace page Retrieved 16 August 2012
  13. ^ a b "Caravan Palace - lescharts.com". Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  16. ^ "Caravan Palace – Chart history" Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums for Caravan Palace. Retrieved 23 February 2016.