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KROY
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Extraordinary talent can sometimes lead to an extraordinary life. Camille Poliquin was discovered on the Quebec music scene when she sang backing vocals on David Giguère and Jason Bajada’s albums. In 2012, she proved she had much more to offer than a pretty voice when she wrote her first songs under the alias of KROY.

Her atypical adolescence, spent surrounded by adults, quickly carried over into her songwriting, which is dominated by stories of impossible love. Though these sombre tales were initially fabricated, many of them materialized in Camille’s life over the years, throwing the singer-songwriter into a state of inspired melancholy. Four songs were released on Bandcamp in 2014, and she soon gained attention for her spellbinding voice, with its distinctive, crystal-clear tone. KROY was then dubbed the “next Montreal indie pop sensation” by cultural magazine Voir. She opened for Coeur de pirate and AaRon, in addition to performing on various stages in Quebec, Europe, and the United States.

Then came an encounter that would really change the course of things. Camille met Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, with whom she formed Milk & Bone, a minimalist electro outfit that rapidly made a name for itself in Quebec and abroad. Magazines such as Vice and Libération praised the atmospheric pop of the duo’s first album, Little Mourning.

Between Milk & Bone tours, Camille carries on her solo work influenced by spacey trip-hop (Goldfrapp, Portishead) and inventive modern pop (Vampire Weekend, Youth Lagoon). An “Artist to watch in 2016” according to Noisey, KROY will release her first full-length album on September 23rd under Dare To Care Records. The recording proves to be more eclectic and personal than Camille’s previous work, reflecting her bold and brilliant pop explorations. The first track off the album, River, offers a glimpse of KROY’s musical landscape, a captivating universe where hypnotic electro grooves meet the rich sounds of analog synthesizers.
 





Links
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kroymusic.com
kroy.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/KROYmusic


PHOTOS
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Contact
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Press: Emilie Darveau
Radio: Myriam Lefebvre
Booking: Sonia Bergeron
Publishing: Roseline Rousseau-Gagnon
Management: Fannie Dulude

CONCERTS
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Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Le Zaricot
November 4, 2017, 20:00

Val David, QC, Mouton noir
November 18, 2017, 20:00

Québec, QC, Le Cercle
January 26, 2018, 20:00

Ottawa, QC, Centre nationale des Arts
February 3, 2018, 20:00

Cowansville, QC, Eglise Emmanuel
February 24, 2018, 20:00

Previous Concerts

releases
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KROY - SCAVENGER - LIMITED ED
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SCAVENGER is a collection of songs that were written in the wee hours, when the musician returned home alone after bibulous parties. The album takes us to a mysterious universe where hearts broken by unrequited love can be heard beating. As Nina Simone once sang, “For love that cannot live yet never dies.” KROY makes this idea her own with her enwrapping melancholy tinted with sensual hints of trip hop, through which shine a few rays of light—catchy pop melodies, dancy rhythms, unifying choruses. Rather than wallowing in self-pity, KROY holds her head up high.


KROY - SCAVENGER
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After collaborations with David Giguère and Jason Bajada that were met with critical acclaim, after winning the heart of Montreal’s electropop scene with the band Milk & Bone, Camille Poliquin now takes the plunge and is set to release her first solo album on September 23, under the name of KROY.

SCAVENGER is a collection of songs that were written in the wee hours, when the musician returned home alone after bibulous parties. The album takes us to a mysterious universe where hearts broken by unrequited love can be heard beating. As Nina Simone once sang, “For love that cannot live yet never dies.” KROY makes this idea her own with her enwrapping melancholy tinted with sensual hints of trip hop, through which shine a few rays of light—catchy pop melodies, dancy rhythms, unifying choruses. Rather than wallowing in self-pity, KROY holds her head up high.