Back from the dead with a prophecy to unveil, Le Nombre has finally returned. Five years after Scénario Catastrophe, the band is rising from the dust to present Vile et Fantastique, their third album released May 19th on Blow the Fuse Records.
Formed in 2001 by Jean-Philippe "Dynamite" Roy, Gourmet Délice and Ludwig Wax ex-members of Les Secrétaires Volantes, Démolition et Caféïne, Le Nombre is scorching rock 'n' roll sung in French, with an in-your-face sonic attack.
Winners of the Indie Award Best Francophone Album of the Year at the Canadian Independant Music Awards in 2003, Le Nombre released in 2002 their first self-title album, which was widely praised on both French and English sides. Produced by Montrealer, Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, CPC GangBangs, Silver Mt Zion), the songs are played on stage with an energetic and demential presence, bringing the band on tour from Toronto to Alma, stopping in the great New-York city on the way.
In fall 2004, Le Nombre lauches their second album, Scénario Catastrophe, recorded in Toronto by Ian Blurton (Tricky Woo, The Weakerthans, Bionic…), one of the busiest producers of the Canadian rock scene. Soon enough songs from the album invaded the independant radio station from here and abroad...The Quebec rock monster even catches the attention of the New-York city crowd, where it is said they are "soon to be international phenomenom"
Summer 2005 puts once again Le Nombre under the glam lights taking part of various events such as Woodstock en Beauce, The Festival d'été International de Québec (alongside The New York Dolls) and The Francofolies de Montréal. Joined by two new members, Pat Sayers on the Drums (Tricky Woo) and Sunny Duval on the guitar (Les Breastfeeders), the group collaborates with the European label Boxson, who released Scénario Catastrophe in France, and invites the band to play one more time in France. In summer 2007. It's in France that Le Nombre recorded their third album in 2008, Vile et Fantastique, a little less hard, but always pertinent.
• Ludwig Wax : lead vocals
• Dynamite : guitar, vocals
• Gourmet Délice : bass
• Jean Bélanger : guitar
• Pat Sayers : drums
Over 100 shows in Canada, United States and France
• Pop Montreal Festival (2005)
• Francofolies de Montréal (2002, 2005)
• Festival d’Été de Québec (2005)
• Woodstock En Beauce (2005)
• Printemps de Bourges (2003)