PRESS RELEASES LES MILLÉSIMES
Heather Kitching – February 2017

NEWSPAPER FEATURES LES MILLÉSIMES
– Article in the Georgia Straight (March 1st, 2017) – Photo
– Article in the TriCity News (Feb  27, 2017)
– Article in the Winnipeg Free Press (Feb 17, 2017) – Photo
– Article in the Calgary Herald (Feb 9, 2017)
– Article in the Le Devoir (8 février 2017) – Photo
– Article in the L’Oeil Régional (Jan 20, 2017) – Photo
– Article in the La Tribune (1er décembre 2016)

CHARTS LES MILLÉSIMES
# 08 – Top 10 Album – CKRL Quebec City – March 10-16, 2017
# 11 – Top 30 Album – CJAM 99.1 (Windsor/Detroit) – Feb 20-26, 2017
# 14 – Top 30 Album – CKAU Alberta – Feb 4-14, 2017
# 28 – Top 30 Album – CITR 101.9 Vancouver – Feb 21-28, 2017

CONCERT REVIEWS – MEDIAS
– Review of the show Foule Trad on Info-Culture.biz (30 décembre 2015)
« Mélisande has an amazing voice and a contagious energy. (Trans.) »

– Review of the Canadian Folk Music Award Gala – Calgary Herald (November 10, 2015)
« Quebec’s Mélisande [électrotrad] melded traditional with modern, and almost ignited the stage with their set.»

CONCERT REVIEWS – PRESENTERS

Without a doubt, Mélisande [électrotrad] stole the show at the 23rd New World Festival last fall. Finding that perfectly balanced blend of tradition Quebecois music and contemporary electronica like they do is quite an accomplishment. Melisande’s powerful voice and engaging stage presence captivated our Main Stage audience and filled our dance floor. “Please have them back!” was the refrain I heard again and again as exhausted and smiling dancers went back to their seats. I will.
– Kevin Dunwoody, Musical Director, New World Festival, VT

Mélisande [électrotrad] blends a deep understanding of traditional song with fascinating electronic sounds and beats and superb musicianship. Their performance was infectious, irresistible and completely won over the audience at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards Gala show.
– Grit Laskin, President, Canadian Folk Music Awards

I have seen Mélisande now at several showcases and consistently she has impressed me with the strength and professionalism of her performance. She approaches traditional song in a unique and fun way, with a powerful voice and a confidence in her interpretations. She is an engaging performer who knows how to hold an audience’s attention, expressing the meaning of the songs not only though her words but also through her movement and facial expressions. Finally, her band is top-notch and share with her a very professional standard and creative approach to trad music.
– Andy Hillhouse, Executive & Artistic Director, Harrison Festival Society, BC

“Mélisande [électrotrad] has taken two very different genres, electronic and traditional, and melded them into a unique form of music, electrotrad. Borrowing from the past and definitely aiming for the future they have a sound and stage presence that will make you want to get up and dance! They are not to be missed!”
– Steve Johnson, Event Producer, NC, USA

With a faithful connection to the Quebecois music tradition, Melisande brings a softness and delicacy to her songs and can create a foot-stomping experience with her wonderful band. Audiences at the Illawarra Folk Festival loved it!
– David De Santi, Artistic Director, Illawarra Folk Festival, Australia

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CHARTS LES MÉTAMORPHOSES
# 1 – Top 5 World Music Albums of 2014 – Le Devoir
# 5 – New World Top Ten – 16 March 2015 – WRIR’s Global A Go-Go
# 8 – Top Canadian Albums – Canadian Roots Airplay for March 2015 – Northern Journey Online
# 9 – Top 10 World Music Albums of Feb 2015 – Spin The Globe/Sound Roots

RADIO/TV LES MÉTAMORPHOSES
– Interview and live studio performance – ABC Hobart, Australia
– Interview (in French) at Catherine et Laurent on MAtv (December 11 2014) – 30th minute of the show
– Feature by Mélanye Boissonnault (in French) on the 15-18 show on ICI Radio-Canada Première (May 5th 2014)
– Interview with Patrick Masbourian (in French) on the PM show on ICI Radio-Canada Première (May 19th 2014)

ALBUM REVIEWS LES MÉTAMORPHOSES
– Review in Pop Matters (May 7th, 2015)
« 8/10 [… ] The foursome offer a delight with Les Metamorphoses. Melisande is without doubt the star here: her confident and adaptable vocals coupled with her creative curation of Quebec folk-tunes ground this album as a creative, inspiring and delightful milestone in Francophone – and global – folk music. It’s an album with broad appeal: creative and intelligent content coupled with music that blends the best of old and new worlds. It’s a positively inspiring, toe-stomping exploration of Quebecois folk that’ll sound just as natural on the college dancefloor as the folk festival circuit. Melisande is the voice of today’s Quebec: a creative fusion of tradition and innovation that honors the past while re-interpreting it for the present. If this is the future of folk, we’re in good hands. »

– Review in Huffington Post US Edition (March 13th 2015)
« An unusually well-balanced blend. […] definitely achieved some hard-edged traditude! »

– Review in WRUV Review (March 4th 2015)
« Awesome vocals, & tasteful electronic embellishments. A fresh take on a fine genre & a real treat! »

– Review in Penguin Eggs (Winter 2014-2015)
« It’s fun. It’s really well done. […) This is a lovely record. »

– Review in CD Hotlist (March 2015)
« Blending traditional Franco-Canadian songs and tunes with funky, chunky, and thumpy electronic drum programming and electric guitars makes for a delightful departure from the usual, and the fact that this group does so without ever losing sight of the essential beauty of the melodies makes everything that much better. Highly recommended to all collections. »

– Review (in French) in Le Devoir (Dec 24th 2014)
« This albums marks a new chapter in Québécois trad music. […] A true success ! »

– Review (in French) in Trad Magazine (November-December 2014)
« This album greatly deserves a BRAVO !!! »

– Review (in French) in Le Devoir (May 9th 2014)
« A fresh proposition to discover »

– Review (in French) in L’éveil (16 mai 2014)
« Here is a nice way to get introduced to Québécois folk music »

NEWSPAPER FEATURES LES MÉTAMORPHOSES
– Article in Kithfolk (Spring 2014)
– Article (in French) in Le Devoir (December 13th 2014)
– Article (in French) in Le Laurier (December 6th 2014) with frontpage picture
– Article (in French) in La Presse (May 8th 2014)
– Article (in French) in L’Oeil Régional (30 avril 2014)
– Article (in French) in Le Devoir (December 27th 2013) – Article and photo