The Lautreamonts: It’s A Sewing Machine Meeting An Umbrella On A Dissecting Table

With a sound which they describe as “something as beautiful as the meeting of a sewing machine and an umbrella on a dissecting table” comes The Lautreamonts, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Taking their name from Comte de Lautreamont, and their style based on his surrealist book, ‘The Chants Of Maldoror’, the duo comprise singer Martha F, and Hudson. They cite among their wide range of musical influences the likes of Dead Can Dance, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Elysian Fields, Foetus, Black Sabbath, Massive Attack, and La Mar Enfortuna.

The Lautreamonts will be releasing their debut CD this month, and the first single is the chaotically gothic ‘The Adequacy Waltz’, for which they’ve made a lyric video, using striking images taken from the short stop motion film ‘Auf Knopdruck’, by Linda Klotzbach. The music is a heady mixture of post-punk, dreampop, psych and alt-rock, with just a touch of drama.
Find out more about The Lautreamonts online on Facebook, and their official website. The album, ‘Who Are You Wearing?’ is available to stream, download, and as a limited edition CD, from the band’s Bandcamp page.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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