Garance and the Mitochondries


Garance Louis. Extrovert, eccentric composer, singer and accordionist from Perpignan, who finds a fresh and new way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition with her formidable band The Mitochondries. Her band is a mixture of Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Frank Zappa, with the melancholy softness of alternative post-musette songwriting. Garance has appeared in the bars and street corners of her adoptive London for 4 years, always surrounded by the most curiously talented musicians she can find.

“The genres dipped into are familiar, but it is the idiosyncrasies that this French singer, composer and accordionist brings to her waywards waltzes , slippery chansons , and teetering tangos that holds the attention.
Thanks to her musical ambitions, Garance’s second album is a sprightly and atmospheric pleasure from beginning to end. […]” – Songlines Magazine 2018, issue 139