The first public appearance of Minguz (twosome on bass an drums / think jazzy film noir) was an instant hit. They convinced friend and foe during the final of Fnac’s Unsigned Music Talents 2007. In subsequent years Minguz acquired a modest reputation as a live band. The band performed as supporting act for renomated bands including General Mindy, Mintzkov, The Frames (IE) and John Vanderslice (U.S.).
The first full album of Minguz was released in February 2013. Underpinned by bass and drum sounds Minguz creates a sound that is reminiscent of empty sidewalks of large, lonely cities that you can walk with no destination in mind.
The music of Minguz evokes memories of long forgotten film noir soundtracks and is characterized by the warm, dark voice of Dominique Osier and the sparse arrangements of Joes Brands.
The end of the night brought us Minguz, a duo with a lot of charisma and very little ornament. Using only bass, drums and vocals, their music evokes a strong sense of jazzy film noir. Their hushed sounds reminded us of Tom Waits records and form the perfect background to a relaxing evening. Though Minguz uses the words ‘punch’ and ‘groove’ to describe their sound, silence and emptiness are equally important an instrument as their music and lyrics. And that’s an asset.