A throwback to the flower power era, '60s revivalists Brigitte are a French female duo combining lounge-pop, retro-folk, and French cabaret to produce an authentic hippie-chic sound.
Named in honor of several of the decade's icons (Bardot, Fontaine, Lahaie), Aurélie Maggiori, who had previously recorded under the name of Mayane Delem, and Sylvie Hoarau, formerly the lead vocalist in Parisian rock band Vendetta, formed their duo in 2008. After recording a cover version of Michel Jonasz's "Les Vacances au Bord de la Mer" for Delem's former bandmate Benoit Petre's film Thelma Louise et Chantal, the pair signed to Wagram Records and released an EP, Battez-Vous, which featured a unique take on Suprême NTM's '90s hip-hop anthem "Ma Benz." Co-written with Franco-Lebanese singer/songwriter Camille Bazbaz and French troubadour Albin de la Simone, their debut album, Et Vous, Tu M'aimes?, was released in 2011. It peaked inside the Top 20 in France, and charted there for nearly two years while the duo toured nationally and abroad, eventually logging more than 200 concert dates. Brigitte's second album, À Bouche Que Veux-Tu (Mouth of Plenty), appeared in late 2014, released on the duo's own B. Records label and featuring co-production by Brigitte and Marlon B (who assisted on the first album). ~ Jon O'Brien