May we present you with The Narcoleptic Dancers, who are set to release their debut EP on November 8 2010 through Bleepmachine/ Capitaine Plouf.
You can check the video for 'Not Evident' below.
The Narcoleptic Dancers are Anton Louis Jr and Melody Van Kappers, a Franco-Dutch duo, who are half brother and sister. Recently reconciled, destiny brought them together through their passion for music. A fresh pop folk act with a difference.
It wasn't until the very beginning of the 00s that Melody and Anton met, at a family party in Haarlem, thrown for patriarch Johnny Van Kappers. Dying from a leg tumour, he decided to reunite his entire family there, one last time. Encouraged by his wife, his main thought in mind was to meet the son he had never known. Anton was blown away. Blown away, and yet comforted. Melody and Anton's first meeting was fleeting, and troubling. They would start writing to each other non-stop but it was only at Johnny's funeral one year later that Anton would see Melody again. He was sad to have lost his father, but happy to have found a family. They discovered one common passion: music. And so, formed the duo. Melody passed on a carefree attitude to Anton that he had never known as a child. They took the nameThe Narcoleptic Dancers in homage to their father. The sports press had given him the nickname due to his peculiar haircut and his nonchalant dribble. Their trademark: the Johnny “Narcoleptic Dancer” Van Kappers haircut.
She writes and sings. Anton composes and produces. And they've asked the famous Ramon & Pedro to take care of their image. Their songs are gentle, fresh, light, poetic and energetic, just as they are, on stage and in life. They're currently working on their first album. It brings together the best of their childhood promise: pop songs and folk ballads, evidently, but not limited to that. There's also electro-pop and promenades with old-fashioned charm. Their influences range from The Moldy Peaches, Laura Veirs, The Breeders to Peter Bjorn & John with a little Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, Atlas Sound, and The B52's in-between.
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