“GaBLé is the story of two drummers who decided to play the guitar and a girl who learnt to play the keyboard by sticking coloured sticky labels on the keys.” Gablé’s own words French art-pop pioneers Gablé have been causing a significant stir of late, captivating audiences with their unique ‘luxury DIY’.
Having spent the past year experimenting with a bizarre collection of odds and ends lying round their studio and home, they’ve created the fabulously eccentric and catchy album “CuTe HoRSe CuT”. Through their imaginative use of strange sounds and outlandish instruments, Gablé pulverise the barriers between genres with songs held together by melodies that epitomise their pop mastery. Darting from sugary sweet choruses to menacing stabs into
darkness, their sound brings images of flute touting punks playing destructive folk songs at one massive electro banquet. Alongside the bird noises and pots and pans that appear on the album are a wonderful array of instruments including a toy piano, accordion, banjo, cello and timpani but despite all the wild noise it’s the songs that remain. Crazy, anarchic but often strangely moving. Gablé’s individual sound has seen them play a variety of extraordinary shows in which they create music from vacuum cleaners and the tearing apart of wooden boxes. After playing with a choir of 15 old people in a one-off specialproduction with Transmusicalles, they covered the entire age spectrum by then performing with a children’s school choir for Rockomotiv. Most recently they performed a special show with the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra at the Festival D’ille De France. 2011 will see GaBLé continue their
busy touring schedule with shows all over Europe and far beyond. Gablé are without doubt one of the most exciting and innovative bands to emerge in recent years and with “CuTe HoRSe CuT” they’ve created an album that is set to grab the imaginations of fun loving music minds worldwide.