Originally formed in Montpellier in 1995 by the duo Patrice Carrie (bass) and Jean-Philippe Freu (guitarist), rinocerose have evolved into a collective formed by various artists and musicians such as guitarists Florian Brinker and Rémi Saboul, drummer Frédéric Pace and singer Bnann (formerly from The Infadels).Their collaborations also led them to work with Mark Gardener (Ride), Jessie Chaton, Nutti Kataja (Dead Combo), Ninja (The Go Team), Dominique Keagan…
Their first concert was held at the Transmusicales de Rennes in December 1996 and launched the beginning of a long international career, always marked by a rich creativity.
Influenced as much by British rock (The Rolling Stones, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream), the shoegaze (My Bloody Valentine, Ride) than by electronic music (Daft Punk, Morgan Geist), rinocerose work their art as a fanciful patchwork with variable geometry. Their artistic approach earned them the title of electro rock pioneer and opened the doors of International stardom,
with the singles Le Mobilier (1999) and Cubicle (2006). This last hit song was a global success, being synchronized on the Apple commercials for iPod and iTunes, which puts the title in the Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks Charts straight at number 40. From the Scenic aspect, rinocerose invent & renew themselves constantly, advocating sound and visual experimentations and multiplying
collaborations. Therefore, in 2009, they create with the Electronic duo Shadow Futurino, their new live concept: the musicians play in a
virtual urban environment within an interactive space in which music and images are linked. This controlled artistic process from start to finish allows rinocerose to focus on the result and exploit fully their innovative energy.
Today, thanks to their strong experience, rinocerose continue to innovate and create: their new title Fighting the Machine was chosen for the theme song of the daily entertainment show Touche pas à mon poste (W9) on French television, and their forthcoming album ‘Angels and Demons’ revive with their instrumental roots, funk and electronic of the early days (tentative release date Spring 2016 on the London based label Station 5 Ltd). Always looking for new challenges rinocerose succeeded in 20 years career (An anniversary well celebrated in September 2015, with an exclusive concert at the Rockstore in Montpellier) to evolve, differentiate themselves
and become the cult group that we know today.
There are no upcoming Évènements at this time.