Formed in 2006, Automelodi is mainly comprised of Xavier Paradis (vocals, synths), along with a revolving cast of collaborators that include Simon Yupiktake, Hayden Payne and Maxime Lefrançois on guitars and synthesizers.
Automelodi’s music embraces and recontextualizes a spectrum of influences that include the lesser-known European minimal synth and post-punk of the 80s, combined with literary stylizations reminiscent of Gallic songwriters such as Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Fontaine—with nearly all vocals delivered in French. Following a self-released first EP, an eponymous album was released in 2010 by the now defunct Brooklyn label Wierd Records. The second LP, “Surlendemains acides”, was released in digital format in October 2013 and then on vinyl in 2014.
They been guests to major cities like Montreal, Toronto, Moscow, New York, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.