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Indochine

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3SEX Indochine, Christine and the Queens 04:16
L'aventurier Indochine 03:51
Un été français Indochine 05:26
J'ai demandé à la lune Indochine 03:29
Trois nuits par semaine Indochine 05:12
This Is Not Our World (feat. Indochine) Moby, Indochine 03:29
3 nuits par semaine Indochine 04:49
La vie est belle Indochine 05:27
Le lac Indochine 03:31
College Boy Indochine 05:26

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Biography

Stalwarts of the French rock scene,
Indochine first gained fame in the 1980s as a new wave act. The group began in
the early 1980s with lead singer Nicola Sirkis, guitarist Dominique Nicolas,
Saxophonist Dimitri Bodiansky, and Sirkis’ twin brother Stéphane on keyboards. This
line-up recorded their early albums, 1982’s L’Aventurier and 1983’s Le
Péril Jaune
, which both performed well.
1985’s 3 would prove to be their breakthrough, climbing to number 2 on
the French charts and spinning off a pair of top 10 hits, “3e sexe/3 nuits
par semaine”
and “Tes yeux noirs/Monte-Cristo”. New albums and line-up
changes would continue throughout the 80s and 90s including the top 25 hits “Les
Tzars”
and “Le Baiser”. Their commercial fortunes cratered in the
1990s, but near the end of the century the band began a remarkable comeback.
With only Nicola Sirkis left from the original line-up, they scored their first
top 40 hit in Belgium with 1999’s “Juste toi et moi” from the album Dancetaria.
This flowered in the next century with the release of 2002’s
Paradize,
which matched
3’s performance on the album chart but spun off four top
20 singles including
“J’ai demandé à lune”, the group’s first number 1
in their home country. They remained huge stars at that point and over the next
fifteen years they recorded four more LPs, three of which topped the album
chart, with 2017’s
13, bringing them a pair of number 1 singles (“La Vie est belle” and “Un été françaisi”). Nearly 40 years after the
beginning of their unlikely career, the celebrated their early days with the
2020 release of
Singles Collection (1981-2001).