There is something undeniably French about L’impératrice and their sleek reinterpretation of space disco and funk. With one foot firmly rooted in the present and the other in the 70s, the Parisian six-piece creates a retrofuturstic fusion that is cool, psychedelic and perhaps most of all, compellingly groovy. L’impératrice started as an instrumental-only outfit, but after adding passionately alienated vocalist Flore Benguigui, their horizon expanded even wider. The sextet’s latest album, the widely celebrated ‘Tako Tsubo’, was released in 2021 but earlier this year L’impératrice finally returned with the irresistible Cuco collaboration ‘Heartquake’. This summer L’impératrice, recognized for their energizing live shows, will be taking their sophisticated nu-disco to Way Out West!