Named after the Godard film Détective, globetrotting duo DTCV channel the classic sounds of 60’s yé-yé and French pop while adding their own post-punk influences to the mix. Their latest album Confusion Modern is written almost entirely in French, a change in the band’s lyrical dynamic that came about in 2015 after lead singer Lola G. listened to Clifton Chenier’s French zydeco and the Nouvelle Vague-inspired Brian Jonestown Massacre album Musique de Film Imaginé.
Labeling themselves “anarcho-symbolist rock,” the band uses their new album to address Lola G.’s “anti-capitalist, neo-anarchist, radical feminist, and pro-environmental” concerns. Director Irwin Barbé’s video for “Capital Ennui” moves through Prague’s dilapidated areas, creating a clear picture of the harsh reality that the band’s upcoming album will no doubt face unflinchingly. Watch below.
Confusion Modern is out in April via La Souterraine in France and Xemu Records everywhere else. Lolipop Records will also release the album on cassette.