Yelle is a French electro-pop group formed by lead singer Julie Budet, the namesake Yelle, and producer Jean-François Perrier, who performs as GrandMarnier. The group now also features Franck Richard as a touring member and previously included Tanguy Destable, also known as Tepr. They released their debut album, Pop Up, back in 2007, and they’ve been releasing infectious synth-driven pop ever since.
Some of the group’s biggest accomplishments since their formation include their three performances at Coachella, the release of 12 music videos since 2007, and collaborations with Katy Perry, Robyn, Nouvelle Vague, Oliver, and Dad.
Since their formation, one of the aspects of the band’s image that has made them stand out is Budet’s eye-catching stage outfits. Budet’s style is influenced by French design greats like Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Jean-Paul Lespagnard.
This is the story of how Yelle formed, along with a look at the music they’ve made since they got started.