Obsessive Company is an indie-pop band that has been silently
playing and recording music in the late eighties. Its founder and leader,
Marc St Aubin (born in
an avid indie-pop fan who cites influences from bands such as (early)
Talking Heads, Gene Loves Jezebel, Zerra I and at times
even The Triffids.
Obsesive Company formed in 1985 when the three musicians from Canada, UK and
France, Marc St Aubin guitar/vocals, Jean Michel Cotard bass and Beny Demaza
In 1986 they had their first tour through France joined by Paul Kevill
on guitar and drummer Beny Demaza then replaced by Dave McIntosh. 1987 was
their peak year with a summer
tour in Brittany, several gigs at the Gibus Club in Paris and in Belgium .
The band recorded 8 tracks at Ezee Hire recording studio in Islington and
one single: including the songs Younger and Friends, they played in the famous
London clubs â??The Mean Fiddlerâ? and the â??Dingwalls, Rock gardenâ?.
1988 saw the band in Rennes at "Ubu Club" and "Rock and Solex
Festivalâ?, followed by a change of line up, which kept Marc and Jean
Michel together with other musicians for a last tour in Eastern France and
Switzerland. At the end of 1998 the band broke up and Marc St Aubin went on
to do a solo carrier.
In 2000 Obessive Company decided to reform for a short tour in Brittany and
to release a CD including
the tracks recorded in 87, and some acoustic demos of Marc. The album was finally
primarily because they were finally able to do
all the engineering and mixing themselves. The outing as a whole is, lets say
laidback. It doesn't have the dark noir that many of those great 80's band's
sort of melancholy with odd moments of bright playful surprises. Nothing really
earth shattering is done here, but it's quite a nice album which certainly
has it's moments.
Influences / Similar Artists:
Talking Heads, Gene Loves Jezebel, Zerra I, The Triffids