With Fidel - Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife

With Fidel

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With Fidel - Trophy Wife

With Fidel are an electronic pop punk outfit led by erstwhile Digital Hardcore artist and Applicants (Tigertrap/Brainlove Records) frontman Fidel Villeneuve.

Applicants, formed in 2006, released two albums, played a lot of sweaty, blood-drenched, ecstatically received gigs around the UK and beyond and were variously described as “bona-fide geniuses” (NME), “Riotus” (Artrocker) and “parallel universe popstars” (The Guardian), before splitting up in 2011 when Fidel emigrated to Japan.

With Fidel is one of several musical projects led by Fidel Villeneuve following his relocation to Japan - with Nana Oshima on bass and Abe Sakai on drums. The trio played a series of chaotic but well-received gigs around Tokyo in 2014, and managed to lay down some tracks at Gok Sound studio in Kichijoji, before Abe wandered off one evening to watch Veronica Falls and was never seen again.

Trophy Wife, a heartfelt anthem to finding a soulmate in a world without soul, showcases Fidel's ear for a comic couplet, and a rare lyrical talent that has drawn comparisons to Nigel Blackwell, Spike Milligan, and John Cooper Clarke. The accompanying video was shot and edited by Fidel himself on the streets of Tokyo, much to the bemusement of local residents.


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