Parisian pop-trio Las Aves really want you to get a dog
“I wish I could find real love someday… ” Zoe Whalen wishes longingly over the phone in the latest video from Parisian trio Las Aves. ‘You Need A Dog’, out now on Cinq 7, is the simplest resolution of lonely nights and heartbreaks; a satirical commentary on the modern break-up cure. Who needs a human when you got a four-legged friend? Captured on 35mm film, the video depicts the desperate honeymoon of a teenage girl and her dog in the suburbs of Paris. FFO of Agar Agar, Blue Hawaii and Tei Shi.
Las Aves detail the new single; “’You Need A Dog’ deals with this chasm-like feeling of desperation we’ve all experienced, and toys with the gravity of love in the way a child might play with a gun… We like the idea of hiding humour within drama… making pink lollipops laced with mercury.”
Las Aves’ acclaimed first album “Die In Shanghai”, which gained support from DIY Magazine and The Line of Best Fit, and was produced by Dan Levy of the Franco-Finnish duo The Dø, made a brash and lasting mark on the somewhat well-behaved and isolated pop scene. The outfit’s hybrid of happy-hardcore and pop was illustrated through a series of clips following groups of girls across the globe, including the memorable hit ‘N.E.M’, which followed the lifestyle of a group of Peckham-ites.
Since their debut, ‘the white birds’ have migrated all over Europe, playing stages at The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Sziget Festival, Eurockéennes, and Vielles Charrues, as well as in China – true to their entrance-LP’s namesake – where they’ve showcased gung-ho guitars, electronic cavalcades and futuristic R&B, in their live sets.
Then, for the last year, Las Aves have immersed themselves in deep hibernation, in the crevices of a Parisian studio. Now, they return, emanating from glittery-pink waters, littered with silvery screws and weightless steel fragments, to take on – quite radically, like three cast-iron cupids – the theme of love.