The Great Artiste is an alternative-rock band formed during 2011 in Nancy, in eastern France. Their psychedelic music consists of saturated guitar riffs and textured melodies, backed by bass and drums very present.
The sound of Greta (short for The Great Artist) comes from a reverence for Lou Reed and a keen interest in experimental music (Alan Vega, Phil Spector, Dennis Wilson). The guitars, as well as the bass, are always embellished with the characteristic effects of shoegaze, the Catholic reverb, the Hendrixian fuzz or the glides of Kevin Shields. Here, the textures are as important as the melodies. The drums tell of the strong influence of Ride and the Spacemen 3 for an explosive and exciting result.