For immediate releaseMontreal, April 22, 2024

After releasing her debut album LES MANIÈRES DE TABLE via Bonsound and Italians Do It Better earlier this month, Annie-Claude Deschênes (Duchess Says, PyPy) will embark on a short tour in the coming days. In addition to album launch concerts at Montreal's PHI Centre on April 26th and Quebec City's Pantoum on May 11th, shows are also scheduled in Ottawa and Chicoutimi. She will then head to France to perform in Paris on May 23rd. See the list below for all details.

LES MANIÈRES DE TABLE is available on vinyl and all music services.
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Known for her hypnotic presence and eccentric stage sets, Annie-Claude Deschênes delivers a live experience that takes the form of an improbable, experimental blend of minimal pop and cuisine, during which the audience is invited to interact with the artist using all of their senses. In order to bring this unusual yet festive dinner show to life, Annie-Claude has enlisted a culinary stylist.

Critically acclaimed in North America and Europe, Annie-Claude Deschênes' debut solo album is inspired by the pioneers of electronic music. LES MANIÈRES DE TABLE is as danceable and melodic as it is disquieting and dystopian, proposing to set the table differently by deconstructing the social codes of politeness.

Described as "Devilishly effective" by Le Devoir, LES MANIÈRES DE TABLE also attracted the attention of Brooklyn Vegan, who wrote in a glowing review that "These nine tracks take French, English, new wave, electro, glam, minimal wave, techno, house and a variety of other electronic pop styles and drop them into a Cuisinart". Meanwhile, the album and its singles were also featured in publications by Clash Magazine, The Guardian, Radio Nova, Le Journal de Montréal, PAN M 360 and many others.

About Annie-Claude Deschênes
Multidisciplinarity is an integral part of Annie-Claude Deschênes’ creative process, who continues her perpetual personal quest of uniting music and performance art by bending the pre-established conventions of stage presence. A key figure on the Montreal independent music scene for almost twenty years, she made her mark as a singer, musician, songwriter, performer and visual artist with Duchess Says and PyPy, two bands that are renowned as much for their electrifying performances as for their artistic sensibility. Over the course of her career, she shared the stage with a number of internationally renowned bands, including The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, The Black Lips, The Hives, The Hot Snakes and Buzzcocks. Duchess Says and PyPy's extensive touring has taken her all over North America and Europe, playing venues and festivals (Primavera Fest, Eurockéennes de Belfort, OSHEAGA, Sled Island, etc.) as well as unconventional locations such as golf courses, factories and churches. Her exploratory approach to staging and sound design takes a new direction with the genesis of this solo project: the urgency that characterizes her work remains, but frustration and aggression give way to introspection and vulnerability. Annie-Claude Deschênes explores and reinvents herself under her own name, driven by a constant need to create outside of her comfort zone.

Tour dates
26/04/2024 - Montreal, QC - Centre PHI (album launch)
02/05/2024 - Ottawa, ON - Club SAW
10/05/2024 - Chicoutimi, QC - CEM
11/05/2024 - Quebec, QC - Le Pantoum (album launch)
23/05/2024 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo