"We are thrilled to announce that French new wave legends Martin Dupont will be touring again for the first time since 1987. Their debut concert will be held on January 21st, 2023 in Marseille’s Espace Julien Marseille. They will do further EU dates along with a US tour in Spring 2023.
Martin Dupont formed in 1980 and released music on Facteurs d’Ambiance, and later on Minimal Wave and Infrastition. The band consisted of Alain Seghir, Brigitte Balian, Catherine Loy, and Beverley Jane Crew, who joined the band after the first album “Just Because” in 1984. After Martin Dupont split up in 1987, the members started their own projects. Brigitte Balian collaborated with the composer Patrick Portella, Beverley Jane Crew became a producer of the Contemporary music network in London, and Alain Seghir composed for the choreographer Josette Baïz and the stylists Geneviève Delrieux and Patrick Murru, before devoting himself to his career as a surgeon. He also created – together with Dan Armandy – the Supermax card for the Yamaha DX7, considered the year’s invention by Jean-Michel Jarre.
Although the band laid dormant for decades, interest in them never faded. A music video for the song “It’s So” was produced in 2005 by Minimal Wave, followed by a limited edition vinyl LP in 2008 called “Lost & Late”, which compiled their lesser-known tracks from unreleased cassette “Inédits ‘81-'83”. Another compilation followed the same year, “Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes”. In 2009, Infrastition reissued their albums as a 4CD Box Set. In 2017, BOREDOMproduct released the “Broken memory” tribute album. In December 2018, Minimal Wave released The Complete Collection: 1980-1988, a 5 180-gram vinyl LP linen-bound box set accompanied by a 12-page booklet, with artwork by Peter Miles. A previously unreleased track, “Nice boy”, appeared on “Des Jeunes Gens Modernes Vol. 3”.
Stay tuned for a new album by Martin Dupont called Kintsugi, featuring lush re-works of their old songs, due out on CD / SACD via Infrastition, vinyl & cassette via Trinity webzine & Meidosem Records, and digitally via Minimal Wave.
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