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Julie Tippex is an art and music agency based in Paris, London and Berlin. We represent most of our artists for Europe and UK. You’re promoting an event, and would like to know what projects could be available ? Just ask Julie !

FENSTER (DE / MORR MUSIC)

Fenster makes de-constructed pop music, exploring electro acoustic arrangements peppered with traffic noises and bird calls. Their lyrics are often carefully constructed dream narratives, finding inspiration in the world of ghosts, graveyards. trains, religious imagery, and broken machinery. In their music, they build songs around errors, blending melodic chords with broken beats or minimal percussion. Their instruments range from banjo to synth to inanimate objects, using slamming doors and city soundscapes. Debut LP out March 2012 (Morr Music) – Agent contact (available for supports Jan-Feb 2012, headline Europe tour April, May, June 2012)

HAIGHT ASHBURY (UK / LIME)

They are NOT from Frisco but from Glasgow. This young group captures the spirit of the Summer of Love and mixes it with the power of their glaswigian ancestors The Jesus and Mary Chain. Already celebrated by the press, expect to hear much more about them in 2012 and their show at Transmusicales Festival (2 Dec, Cité)- Agent contact (available for Europe shows early 2012)

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CALIN (FR / L’AMICALE UNDERGROUND)

CÂLIN is yugo solo and francis fruits, two musicians also involved in french band RIEN. CÂLIN makes some 80’s dancy-retro-futuristic music with a lot of ‘amour’ inside. Their new album, a soundtrack composed for an imaginary movie called “Black Chinese II”, will be released next Nov, it contains some serious hits like Le Club de la Destinée feat. Nick Read of Chicago band Lazer Crystal (Thrill Jockey) or Robot Wigger feat. Anna Barie of Combo These Are Powers. CÂLIN will share the stage with Lazer Crystal during their forthcoming tour – Agent contact (available for Europe in Feb, March 2012)

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BON VOYAGE (FR / STENDEC)

Lovers of Tussle, François de Roubaix and instrumental disco, beware : rising from the ashes of the highly sought after Les Aeroplanes whose “ Impersonal Naviguant EP” for Mathematics was a sure fire hit, Bon Voyage is a vibrant Parisian outfit has delved deep into a rich sonic landscape and evolved a musical score which is incomparable to most of today’s computer generated music. Bon Voyage cross genres, carve out the sweetest melodies and allow the nectar to flow with an assortment of Italian Strings, American filters and Japanese Oscillators. First album release early 2012 on Stendec – Agent contact (first tour spring 2012, available all year long)..

dDAMAGE (FR/ TSUNAMI ADDICTION)

First French act on Planet Mu, dD create a mixture of hip hop, electronica and punk rock tied together with a shit load of distorsion. Along the years, the Hanak bros have played with various artists such as Jon Spencer, Bomb The Bass, Band Of Horses, Mike Ladd, MF Doom, Chris de Luca… New album out November 2011, first single with Mondkopf hereAgent contact (available for Europe shows Jan. 2012)

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JEFFREY LEWIS (US / ROUGH TRADE) 

Jeffrey Lewis was raised in New York City and is a maker of comic books, tragi-comic folk narratives, and lysergic garage rock. With brother Jack on bass and David Beauchamp on drums, the Jeffrey Lewis Band mixes 60s acoustic psychedelia like Pearls Before Swine with the experimental art-punk of the Fall and the urban lyricism of Lou Reed, sounding a bit like if Woody Guthrie fronted Sonic Youth. Agent contact (available for Europe shows excluding UK in May 2012)

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PONTIAK (US / THRILL JOCKEY)

Pontiak are the brothers Van, Lain, and Jennings Carney; relentless musical explorers who channel the bold landscapes of rural American into their ferocious, immense and beautiful music. Following on from 2011’s stunning “Comecrudos” – itself a soundtrack to a long journey through Texas and nights spent camped out in old volcanoes under the full moon, Pontiak will release a new album on Thrill Jockey in 2012. Softly spoken but as solid and heavy as the night, PONTIAK will tour Europe in Spring 2012. Agent Contact

CAVE (US / DRAG CITY)

Chicago-based psychedelic/Krautrock enthusiasts Cave craft tight, funky, free-form slabs of groove-heavy, instrumental space rock that have earned the group comparisons to everyone from Can to Stereolab to Funkadelic. Live, this is one of the best Psych/kraut act that exists today! You want some proof? check this and this. CAVE just released a new album ‘Neverendless’ on chicago label Drag City and are ready to invade Europe again! Agent contact (available Europe/UK tour April, May 2012)

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PURLING HISS (US / MEXICAN SUMMER)

Discovered through our friend the talented mister Ripley (Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo), praised by WFMU, Altered Zones, The Fader, Uncut and many others, Purling Hiss is fronted by guitar hero Mike Polizze (also known as Birds Of Maya). After touring the US with Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Sic Alps and many others the band is now ready to conquer Europe with an amazing new issue, Lounge Lizard. Agent contact (April/May 2012)

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MAIN / ROBERT HAMPSON (UK-FR / REACTOR-MEGO)

Robert Hampson’s founded the band LOOP in 1985 and went on to record three genre-defining albums, culminating in the acclaimed ‘A Gilded Eternity’ (1990). After LOOP disbanded Robert created MAIN, a more experimental project which focused on electro-acoustic sounds and field recording. After numerous releases the original MAIN project was deactivated in the early 2000’s but has now been revived alongside a new live collaborator: STEPHAN MATHIEU. In 2011 MAIN will perform live again to coincide with reissues of the original MAIN albums. Robert Hampson will also release a solo record on Editions Mego in 2011. Agent contact (available for selected festival and venue appearances throughout 2011)

GARCON’S MUTANT DISCO PROJECT (FR)

Garçon’s Mutant Disco Project is the live re-interpretation of the classic ZE Records Garçons LP “Divorce” produced by Bob Blank in 1979, plus some tracks from Marie et les Garçons’ John Cale production and Sutra’s Mirwais produced LP on Other Records. It’s a six pieces live band with original singer and songwriter Patrick Vidal, accompanied by Steve Jones from A Man Called Adam on keys, Laurence Wasser on drums, Nico Kantes from Sporto Kantes on bass and Roussia & Ladybird (Soldiers of twilight) on back up vocals. Expect some Electro Disco with Post Punk Camp No Wave Attitude, with Studio 54 and Palace strings and horns… let’s say TURBO DISCO ! French BoyVideo live at Rex ClubAgent contact (available for special events)

RICHARD YOUNGS & DAMON KRUKOWSKI (UK-US / JADJAGWUAR)

Glasgow’s Richard Youngs has long been a leading light of the contemporary UK underground with his vast and varied discography reaching almost forty titles since his first release in 1990. In 2011 he collaborated with Damon Krukowski of Damon & Naomi / Galaxie 500 for the album “Amplifying Host” (Jagjaguwar), a record described by Byron Coley in The Wire as a true “late night classic”. The duo followed this with select dates around the UK and now look set to continue the collaboration live with a tour of Italy in December 2011 and further availability in 2012. Agent contact (Available for Selected Appearances, sometimes as a double bill with Damon & Naomi)

GANGPOL & MIT (FR / IPECAC)

Sylvain mixes music, Guillaumit mixes comics and visuals. As a music and graphic duet, Gangpol und Mit work on a peculiar world of deviant cartoon inhabited by colourful and geometrical creatures – a bestiary that evolves in lysergic environments and takes part in apocalyptic stories. New album on IPECAC in 2011 and new live show “1000 people band” where the cartoon character play live. 1000 People Band Agent contact (available for Europe shows all 2012)

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KIM FOWLEY (US)

Kim Fowley, born 1939, is an American record producer, impresario, songwriter, musician, film maker, and radio actor. He is best known for his role behind a string of novelty and cult rock pop singles in the 1960s, and for managing The Runaways in the 1970s. He has been described as “one of the most colorful characters in the annals of rock & roll” and as “a shadowy cult figure well outside the margins of the mainstream.” We’re currently working on a small string of lectures about rock and love, and acoustic set, around UK and Europe. Get in touch if you’re interested ! Booking contact (lectures tour April 2012)

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JAMES CHANCE – THE MONOCHROME SET – THE LOVELY EGGS – THE CHAP – CIVIL CIVIC – JAD FAIR & GILLES RIEDER – PURLING HISS – ALEXANDER TUCKER – DISAPPEARS – WFMU DJ SET –  QUINTRON & MS PUSSYCAT – WOODEN SHJPS (FOR FRANCE ONLY) – LAZER CRYSTAL – ETIENNE JAUMET – ETIENNE JAUMET & RICHARD PINHAS – BLURT – GLENN BRANCA – DAVID GRUBBS – BARDO POND… ALL OUR 2012  PROJECTS HERE

 

ESG – CHEVEU – GHEDALIA TAZARTES – ANTILLES – AGATHE MAX – JEAN LOUIS – OVAL – DAT POLITICS – EMMANUELLE PARRENIN – RAY BARTOK – FAUST – YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS – THE RAINCOATS… OUR COMPLETE MUSIC ROSTER HERE

 


DANIEL JOHNSTON “WELCOME TO MY WORLD” (US / EXHIBITION)

Cult artist from the alternative music scene, Daniel Johnston lives and works in Texas. Supported by Sonic Youth, Larry Clark, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain or Matt Groening, Produced by le lieu unique and Arts Factory, “Welcome to my world” is an exhibition of Daniel Johnston graphic work, with more than 100 original drawings from different periods, a focus on Daniel Johnston and his fans (wallpaintings, fanzines…), music memorabilia, documentaries, filmed performances, short movies of Daniel Johnston. The original exhibition will be held in lieu unique in Nantes, France, from April 7th to May 20th 2012 and will be available afterward for touring – Booking contact (available from June 2012 and onwards)

+ QUINTRON & MS PUSSYCAT, JAD FAIR, EUPHORIE… OUR CREATIVE ROSTER HERE