Robbing Millions

image001Easygoing funk verses filled with gently swaying instrumentals float down into purely astral vortexes on the bridges, coaxing the listener to go with the flow of the trip.” Consequence of Sound

“Unlike anything we’ve heard in quite some time! Damn!” The 405

“a sound that is both danceable but also features some guitar chops and atmospherics (Scritti Politti by way of Mew?)” Brooklyn Vegan

The group, lead by  former improvisational jazz guitarist Lucian Fraipont and his childhood friend and cartoonist Gaspard Ryelandt, recorded their album during a 2-week stint in New York in 2015 with none other than cult wizard Nicolas Vernhes, known for his work with Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective and The War on Drugs, behind the controls. Between mix sessions, they performed no fewer than 8 shows during the CMJ Music Marathon festival as well as going out on support tours for Metronomy and Balthazar, and  giving amazing performances at Pukkelpop, Paleo Festival, The Great Escape and Leefest. 

As well as taking inspiration from bands in the new psychedelic school as detailed above, Robbing Millions’ sound is also influenced by pop, rock, jazz and traditional Congolese music. These spread of influences coupled with Fraipont and Ryelandt’s unique vocal harmonies gives Robbing Millions a sound of their own.

Robbing Millions are:

Lucien Fraipont : guitars/vocals
Gaspard Ryelandt : vocals
Daniel Bleikolm : keys
Leo Campbell: bass/guitar
Jakob Warmenbol : drums

Live dates

02 Feb, Birthdays, London

Sun 05 Feb, Sugar Factory, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tue 07, One Of A Million Festival, Baden, Switzerland

Wed 08, Depot, Leuven Het, Belgium

Fri, 10 Feb, Trix We Are Open Festival, Antwerpen, Belgium

Fri, 11 Feb, Nieuwe Maatjes, CC Westrand, Dilbeek, Belgium

Thu 23 Feb,  Live Club, Liege, Belgium

Fri, 10 Mar, Cactus, Brugge, Belgium

Robbing Millions is out now via [PIAS].

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