LOOK DAD, I MADE A VIDEO CLIP!
Watch the teaser of our upcoming video for the song Brand New Breed. It’s been written by Océane, co-directed by Océane and Nicolas G., and filmed by our friend and director of photography Nathan Lacanal. Everything you see on set is DIY, from the settings to the makeup and the costumes. We can't wait to show it to you.
NO, WE DIDN'T SPLIT
And yes, our debut album is coming. We’ve been through war but we’re finally done with the recordings. Our baby is now in the golden hands of our friend Romain Edmond (Teneus Production). Spoiler alert: it sounds like Regan and Pazuzu in The Exorcist decided to take advantage of that demonic possession thing and did a collaborative studio album together while they were at it.
Formed in September 2014 in the French island La Réunion, Burning Doll is Océane Urvois (singing), Nicolas Guéniot (guitar), Nicolas Renambatz (bass) and Laurent Cassaigneau (drums).
Our music is a hybrid between the soothing vibe of lullabies and more brutal tones borrowed from heavy metal - a definition with which L'Azenda magazine seemed to agree in Mars 2017, writing: "Burnin Doll's languor [is] punctuated by powerful shrill cries, ones that Courtney Love herself wouldn't deny in a fleeting burst of lucidity".
Photo : Nathan Lacanal / Editing : Océane Urvois
Our musical genre navigates between blues rock, alt metal and sadcore, taking root in very diverse bands like Refused, Julie Christmas, Clutch, Lana Del Rey, Slayer, The Vintage Caravan and Get The Shot.
Photo : Mikaël Thuillier
2014: Burning Doll is born.
2015: We're backed by the indie record label and touring agency Labelistic who picks our song "Dirty Pleasures" to open up its first sampler.
2016: First gig ever at Le Tsara Baie (Saint Paul, La Réunion) along with 10 other bands.
2017: We're part of the 10 finalists in Hellfest's musical springboard The Voice of Hell, among more than 250 other bands.
2018: We release our first band shirts and start to record our debut album.
2019: First gig at the Reunionese legendary show venue Le Palaxa (Cité des Arts).
2020: Filming of the "Brand New Breed" video.
2021: After having faced Covid and lots of consecutive lineup changes and personal issues, our debut album is finally sent to the mix.
Photo : Christelle Mahamadaly
We're featured in Spark Rock Magazine (June 2021)! Océane and our friend Thomas from Vacuum Road talk to Martin Hobrland about the difficulty of exporting our music outside of Reunion, the release of our respective albums, frontwomen's place in rock/metal, our relation to streaming and the question of post-Covid gigs. Great interview; you have to speak Czech though...