Utopium: building an international rock connection

Published on February 19 2009

A decade ago , four musicians from all over the world met in Paris and founded a rock band. Since then, Utopium doesn't seem to stop reaping praise.

Utopium

credit :Olivier Gélabale

They are compared to the Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo or My Bloody Valentine but the band defends itself against such pigeonholing: "We try to avoid being attributed stylistic categories and - pretentious as that may sound - to find our own sound."

They have been touring all over Europe (Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech republic, Denmark...) and even in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Their albums were recorded in London and Toronto. As you can tell, Utopium are real cosmopolites, with its four members coming from Mexico, Russia, Spain and France.

On jamendo, they are offering two tracks from their new album Double Plus Good for free download, working up your appetite for more. If you want to see Utopium perform live on stage, they will be rocking the Point Ephemere in Paris on February 25th, with British rockers My Vitriol.