Marie Merlet

Marie Merlet was born and raised in Bordeaux, where she maintained a close, continuous relationship with music while she was a film and electro acoustic student, playing in various bands and Djing weekly on the local radio station Nova Sauvagine. When she met Laetitia Sadier, Marie was involved in multiple projects: a girl-group covering sixties bands, a Washington DC influenced punk combo, and a few experimental electronic ventures. But when the then singer of Stereolab asked her to join Monade and they started recording and touring together, there was no turning back. Marie traded Bordeaux for London, where she has since continued her artistic journey following her broad musical interests. Guitarist in psychedelic cumbia outfit Malphino, member of HahaSounds Collective and player with the likes of Yama Warashi and Gina Birch, Marie also has a monthly residency on Soho radio where she celebrates women in music.