Bands We Like: The Genre-Less Style and Sound of Paris Suit Yourself
Big Dada is Ninja Tune’s hip hop academy, which is why Paris Suit Yourself doesn’t fit there. Then again, they wouldn’t fit anywhere, so why not.
Paris Suit Yourself consists of a drummer from the American south, and a singer, guitarist, and bassist all from Bordeaux, although their artistry first congealed in Paris.
Maybe that’s where they scared their first audience, giving rise to their name. With the same name as their parting message, the band moved operations to Berlin.
And anyone watching Paris Suit Yourself should be scared. Scared of outlandish antics, scared of adventurous fashion, and scared of loud, loud screams.
The band’s sound is near impossible to pin down, pulling together punk, noise rock, electronic beats, etc, etc, etc. No two songs sound remotely the same, some of them sounding like the Bad Plus jazz compositions, others sounding like artsy fartsy combinations of noises that never really turn into songs, others sounding like everything in between.
The first Paris Suit Yourself album dropped this past Valentine’s Day, and it’s got a name that’s unfit for this site. That should be reason enough for you to listen to it.