Fluent in Russian, Spanish, English, and French, FANTINE is a unique talent with a musical style that reflects her cultural diversity, and is described as a fusion of indie and electro soul. FANTINE first came onto the Australian scene in 2010 as guest vocalist and co-writer with SPACE INVADAS (featuring KATALYST and STEVE SPACEK) who were signed to GEOFF BARROW'S label from PORTISHEAD. FANTINE toured extensively with SPACE INVADAS and performed at major festivals including Future Music, Golden Plains, Splendour in the Grass, and provided support for LUPE FIASCO. 2011 saw triple j airplay success with FANTINE’S singles Rubberoom and Eleven being added to rotation. In addition to her airplay success, FANTINE toured nationally across Australia and New Zealand, supported DANIEL MERRIWEATHER and rounded out the year as guest vocalist with DAVE STEWART (EURYTHMICS) on the STEVIE NICKS In Your Dreams Tour. She concluded 2011 with a performance at PEATS RIDGE FESTIVAL. After a massive start to 2012, which saw FANTINE support GRAMMY award winner ERYKAH BADU at her two critically acclaimed sold out performances at the Sydney Opera House, tour with indie nu-soul artist MAYER HAWTHORNE, grace the stage again as support for DANIEL MERRIWEATHER during an exclusive run of university performances, she will settle into the studio over the winter to record her debut album with producer LEE GROVES.
18 Feb 2013
The 007 influenc...
The 007 influence is pretty forthright, but there's a subtle underpinning of Latin and boisterous RnB here too that skews the Bond antics. Smart, sultry, and sharp.
18 Feb 2013
With her smooth ...
With her smooth neo-soul sounds and modern production, it's tempting to call Fantine Australia's answer to Janelle Monae; 'cept she's clearly got her own thing going on too. Keen for that album.