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Metisse release their new single ‘Sadness’ on February 28th 2003

‘A plush smart suite of downbeat slow motion beats and breaks, My Fault could fit with ease into any chill-out configuration imaginable’
The Irish Times

Professor Skully’s inventive work in the synth lab and the stunning presence of Aida’s lush voice
Hot Press

Following the official Irish release of Metisse’s outstanding debut album “My Fault”, Metisse release their new single ‘Sadness’ on February 28th.

The Metisse career has always been one which has attracted plenty of interest. Their beginnings stemmed from the blossoming love story of Scully and Aida in Toulouse, France. Their impetuous return to Scully’s Cork hinterland homeland was followed by the ending of their short-lived major record deal.

The recent birth of their first child, they both say, is what has defined the true meaning of their lives. Metisse now have less interest than ever in following the charts and instead have opted to follow the lucrative route of licensing their music for movie soundtracks and tasteful advertising campaigns – a decision which has proved to be in their favour to date. Still signed to Sony publishing, Metisse have featured on 10 compilation albums including the No. 1 Billboard topping soundtrack ‘The Next Best Thing’.

A recent licensing deal with Japan’s Avex record company is indicative of their worldwide appeal, having proved this with sales of 250,000 of My Fault in France.

Their nomination as best Irish Dance act at the upcoming Meteor awards, confirms Metisse as one of Ireland’s leading dance acts, with their clever combination of European electronics, African soul and the heavenly vocals of Aida Bredou.

For more information, please contact Elvera at Reekus Records on 01 6678540

Stevo Berube at Berube Communications on (01) 476 3603 or 087 244 2695 /

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To those new to Métisse, the duo consist of Skully from Cork and Aida from The Ivory Coast by way of France. Having met in Toulouse and moved back to Cork in the late 90’s, Métisse have been tipped for big things on the back of their singles BOOM BOOM BA and SOUSANDE, both of which have been massive airplay hits here and on the Continent. Sousande has also been remixed by several top djs, while Boom Boom Ba is featured in the Madonna film ‘The Next Big Thing’. Italian perfume giant Laura Biagiotti also features Boom Boom Ba on the soundtrack in their advertisement for the perfume Emotion, which is shown on tv and cinema screens throughout Europe. Madonna was very taken by the music of Métisse, and is featured in their video for Boom Boom Ba. She says of the band “I just know they’re Irish. I know what they look like. I know what they sound like. I don’t know that much about them, but I love their music”.

Métisse recently collaborated with legendary Irish band Horslips with their dance remix of Dearg Doom, which was included on their single ‘Lover’s Game’ released in August this year to critical acclaim, while live appearances this summer included the O2 festival in Phoenix Park, and Creamfields.

For further information please contact Elvera Butler at Reekus on (01) 667 8540;

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