French post-punk group to release Advertisement EP via FatCat Records this Friday, set to playÂ London headline show in May.
FatCat Records have announcedÂ their latest signing - MNNQNS (pronounced Mannequins). MNNQNSÂ hailing from Rouen, France consist of Adrian D'Epinay (vocals & guitar), GrÃ©goire Mainot, FÃ©lix RamaÃ«n and Marc Lebreuilly. Brought together by a shared love of old post-punk, the group take influence from heavyweights like Sonic Youth, The Fall and Television. With their raw guitar lines and frenetic energy on record, fans of Preoccupations, OMNI, King Gizzard will be drooling over this quartet.
Forming aroundÂ Rouenâs burgeoning underground music scene, lead singer and founding member Adrian had already spent time in the UK after moving to Wales to study in Cardiff. It is here that Adrian became distracted from his studies by the magnetic draw of going to shows and watching live music. His time in the UK transpired as essential to what the band is now, âIt had such an impact on the way I write songs, and even the way I hear music nowâ explains Adrian.
Today, they've shared the pummeling lead track 'If Only They Could' which features on their upcoming EP, Â AdvertisementÂ
to be released digitally on the 13 April, via FatCat Records. Take a listen below. Check out MNNQNSÂ live dates
, with UK performances at the Great Escape Festival and a London headlineÂ show at Birthday's on the 16th of May.
16th May - Birthdays, London
17 - 19th May - The Great Escape, Brighton
11th July - Francofolies Festival, La Rochelle
16th July - Ruoms, Aluna Festival
3rd August - Au Pont Du Rock Festival, Malestroit
Photo Credit: Dan RamaÃ«n