30 seconds interview: C.A.R

CARwebC.A.R is the latest musical vehicle for Chloé Raunet, former singer in London-based electronic-wave band Battant.

Since the dissolution of the much loved cult group, Chloe has thrown herself into her home studio to work on exploring her electronic musical muse using machines and an edgy punk attitude.

This new guise sees Chloé taking her love of synths and fashionably clothing them in more melancholy, new wavisms and sixties pop rather than the harder edges of her previous work.

It’s a style that suits her, showing off a penchant for great melodies while still keeping things off kilter. Debut album My Friend, featuring ace single Spitfire, is the perfect introduction to Chloe’s latest sound which has already found fans in leftfield dons Erol Alkan, Andrew Weatherall and Gesaffelstein.

Throw in remixes from Planningtorock and Roman Flugel, plus an ace new live show, and Chloe is a serious new contender keeping electronics in fashion. My Friend is out now…

I first started writing music because…
There was a lot of it running through my mind.

I have been making music since…
The mid-naughties.

My music is…
Strange, mood-swingy, electronic pop? I feel trapped in a box.

You’ll like my music if you listen to…
Chris and Cosey with a dash of Balearic pop.

My favourite venue is…
The Shacklewell Arms.

Music is important because…
It must be, people write essays on the subject.

My biggest inspiration is…
These days, these times and what I see with my own two eyes.

My dream collaboration would be…
With Lena Platonos, or forming a supergroup with Manfredas and the Red Axes.

To try me out, listen to my song…
Glock’d.

If I wasn’t making music I’d be…
Homeless.

In 10 years time I want to be…
Still living, watered and fed, keeping a roof over my head.

Chloe’s tour dates are below;
27 November, Monseigneur, Paris
6 December, Old Blue Last, London
11 December, Nobody @Bakken, Copenhagen

My Friend is out now.
c-a-r-music.com

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