French pop is booming but it was lacking the sparkling, infectious energy of Pendentif. The group from Aquitaine melted hearts with their first single Embrasse-moi.
During their short career, starting with a first EP in 2011, Pendentif have already known several lives, which explains the astonishing maturity of their first album, Mafia Douce. By choosing the name of a piece of jewellery worn around the neck by women, the five friends are highlighting the feminine side of their French pop.
Julia Jean-Baptiste (vocals), Benoit Lambin (vocals, guitar), Mathieu Vincent (bass), Ariel Tintar (keyboard, guitar, backing vocals) and Jonathan Lamargue (drums) form a joyous group of five, united around both common and contrasting influences - French pop heritage (Lio, Polnareff, Bashung) and Anglosaxon influences (Girls, Tennis, The Weekend, Frank Ocean). Their songs tell of stolen moments, budding romance, futile trips, night strolls, with a rare sense of groove and perfectly thought out lyrics. Over to you to play the wonderful Pendentif next spring!