Petite Noir

Petite Noir, aka multi-genre South African artist Yannick Ilunga, released the The King of Anxiety EP earlier this year on Domino, and the label will put out his debut full length in September. It's called 'La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful, drops on 9/11, and is prefaced by the lead single "Down." You can watch the video for that below. That's the album artwork above.

Petite Noir also has tour dates coming up, including two in NYC. The first is an Afropunk-curated Red Bull Sound Select show on July 14 at Lot 45 (411 Troutman St in Bushwick). Openers and RSVP info TBA. Then he returns in August for the Afropunk Festival in Commodore Barry Park (8/22-23) with Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Kelis, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Kele, Thundercat and more. Tickets for that fest are still available.

All dates are listed, with the new video and album tracklist, below...


01. Intro Noirwave
02. Best
03. Freedom
04. Seventeen (Stay)
05. Just Breathe
06. La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful
07. MDR
08. Colour
09. Down
10. Inside
11. Chess


Petite Noir -- 2015 Tour Dates
Sat July 4 || Belfort, France || Les Eurockéennes
Sat July 11 || Lausanne, Switzerland || Festival de la Cite
Tues July 14 || Brooklyn, New York || Lot 45
Sat July 18 || Dublin, Ireland || Longitude
Sun August 23 || Brooklyn, New York || AfroPunk Festival
Tues September 15 || London, UK || Lexington
Wed September 16 || Glasgow, UK || Stereo
Thu September 17 || Manchester, UK || Deaf Institute
Sat September 19 || Nurnburg, Festival, Germany || Melt!
Mon September 21 || Paris, France || Badaboum
Tues September 22 || Brussels, Belgium || Botanique/Witloofbar
Thu September 24 || Amsterdam, Netherlands || Melkweg
Fri September 25 || Hamburg, Festival, Germany || Reeperbahn Festival