The Belgian Vive La Fête has been known for years as an excellent live band that set many a festival on fire. The band knows perfectly well what it is all about in pop music: a catchy tune, a danceable rhythm, and here and there a nice gimmick. Pop is entertainment, and that's exactly what Vive La Fête offers. But do not be mistaken, this does certainly not mean that Vive La FΩte is soulless. For the passion and love for music oozes back to you from the album. That is, the start of the album knows a bit of a false start with the somewhat monotone and nagging 'Petit colibri' and the unnecessary techno pestle 'Everybody hates me'. Its like the band itself would mark the transition into less experimental and more known waters with the intermezzo 'Naive' (allegedly a tribute from the duo to AC/DC). From here we encounter the danceable gaiety we came to love and you can pump up your volume to the max. 'Je ne pourrais pas', 'Ce que tu penses de moi' and 'Elsangel (with the Cure-a forest riff) leaves your reviewer bounce all through the living room. Els Pynnoo's love for the French singer Michel Polnareff is clearly audible in 'Mira'. Including organ and the parish hall rhythms. Danny (Mommens) and Els (Pynoo) show that the mix of simple beats, synths and wavering guitars is still not boring. Okay, very innovative, it is not. But who cares ... let the summer begin.
01 Petit Colobri 02 Amour Physique 03 Everybody Hates Me 04 Naive 05 Je Ne Pourrais Pas 06 Ce Que Tu Penses De Moi 07 Elsangel 08 On A Oublié 09 Mira 10 Baiser Canon 11 Courtois 12 Elle N'Ecoute Pas