Papooz release ‘Theatrical State of Mind’ ready for new LP release ‘Night Sketches’ out March 8

“Precocious daydream pop” – The Times
“Kubrickian fever-dream pop” – The Line of Best Fit
“Papooz have crossed genres and classic sounds to create a modern day pop song that’ll survive the test of time” – Indie Shuffle

Debonair Parisian duo Papooz have released latest single ‘Theatrical State of Mind’, a lilting groove of a track (with hallmark falsetto) to welcome in their upcoming LP – Night Sketches – out March 8. Produced by Adriend Durand of Bon Voyage Organisation, the track has already gathered praise from the likes of NME, 6Music, The Times and The Line of Best Fit. The album follows Armand Penicaut & Ulysse Cottin’s 2016 debut ‘Green Juice’ – featuring single ‘Ann Wants To Dance’, which has since surpassed 12 million streams. Speaking on ‘Theatrical State of Mind’, the pair describe the new tune as “the French Touch track of ‘Night Sketches’. We wanted to make something slow disco and extra groovy like Claudia Barry’s ‘Love For The Sake Of Love’ tune.”

Armand & Ulysse were thrown together during boozy gatherings of literary obsessives in their home city of Paris. Initial plans to create a political fanzine were discarded when the pair began writing music together, creating computer demos of their warped, bossa nova-informed pop. After a sell-out performance at Scala in December, Papooz return to London twice in quick succession – celebrating the album’s awaited release with an in-store appearance at Rough Trade East on March 12, followed by another show at Oslo, Hackney on April 9.

Listen to ‘Theatrical State of Mind here:


12 March LONDON Rough Trade East
9 April LONDON Oslo (on sale Friday February 8, 2019) 

Pre-order ‘Night Sketches’ here:

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