A pioneer of Quebec’s alternative culture, Xavier Cafeine was the first one surprised when his debut album, “Mal Eduqué Mon Amour,” becomes a classic of Québec’s punk culture, raising him to cult like status. For his latest album “New Love” singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cafeïne joined forces with Juno nominated producer Gus Van Go. (The Stills, Priestess, Vulgaires Machins..). Recorded and mixed in New York, the album revives the songwriter’s punk and pop influences.
On this trip to the epicentre of punk's early days, somewhere between the legendary Lower East Side and East Village, it is there that Cafeïne dons his leather jacket, and revives the spirit of his critically acclaimed album “Gisele” with Brit punk, pop and new wave influences to create his new album. The composer, writer and multi-instrumentalist allows his energy to overflow into ten explosive tracks, and displays once again his keen sense of melody and musical arrangement.