Here is “Caravelle” the second album of The Wave Chargers.
The Wave Chargers are four young people active in the Parisian underground since 2015.
Four musicians playing energetic and sexy surf music at the same time.
After two EPs and an LP (“The Wave Chargers” 2019) noticed by the public and the media (Rock & Folk, Rolling Stone, FIP, France 24, Radio 3-rtve) the group returns to what it knows how to do better: mainly surfing instrumental music (think Californian sixties bands), but this time also with an eye towards other geographical and cinematographic horizons.
These so-called horizons, they opened them up after the release of their first album. Too confined as they were to wait for the resumption of concerts, they took the opportunity to work as composers and session musicians for the needs of several catalog music. Surf, jazz, yé-yé, rock’n’roll projects, which regularly find their way to cinema or television (“L’Evènement” Golden Lion – Venice 2021, various Netflix series or films (“Emily In Paris” “Madame Claude”), France TV, Discovery Channel).
Additional experiences that allowed The Wave Chargers to show that they were not just an instrumental surf music group, but four talented musicians who can play what they want, and give a whole richness to this second album.
From the surf theme that makes you want to tap your feet all along, from winks to beach party movies from Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, passing through Hawaiian atmospheres, references to the Japanese Eleki, or a detour to the West and North African coasts, this Caravelle trip is a short world tour in less than 30 minutes.
Francis Viel : guitares
Louise Sordoillet: guitares
Samy Khanchouche: basse, piano
Claude Enée: batterie, percussions
Mat Le Rouge: saxophone
Enregistré par Florian Chambonnière au studio Melodium, 2021
Assisté par Adrien Cabanes
Mixé par Florian Chambonnière
Masterisé par Yannis Parzialis, Groove Sexion Productions
Graphisme par Samy Khan