Next album "So blind to se" produced by Dave M. Allen

The Conny Plank spirit desk, Studio 7, Tottenham Hale London.


Founded at the end of the 70's by Sergeï Papail, ex founder-member of such

mythical bands as Marquis de Sade and Marc Seberg, and Pascal Karels,

Frakture quickly became an innovative laboratory for the Rennes scene



Kamikaze punk-rock, mainly sung in german, expressionnist aesthetics, cubist

and angular tones... inspired by Bertold Brecht, Otto Dix caricatures

and Egon Schiele dislocated silhouettes, Frakture re-captured the

spirit of the day with it's own pertinent vocabulary. And their first

gigs had a huge impact on the whole scene.


Despite an increasing public and media success, Frakture split in 1983,

leaving a sole EP (Sans Visage/Nagasakind) behind. Sergeï founded «

Sergeï Papail and The Scarlet Empresses », exploring a more

sophisticated and decadent universe, with horns and backing vocals,

white gloves and tight suits… The group's career culminating with

an infamous gig at l'Espace (Rennes).


Sergeï then played with Sapho, Bernard Szajner etc.. In 2008, invited to the

« Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes » event (exhibition, gigs, movies...),

launched by international stylist Agnes B, Sergeï performed on the

Bains Douches stage a cover version of Marlene Dietrich's « In Den

Kazernen » with DC Shell on guitar.


Then came the idea of publishing a selective anthology of

Frakture/Sergeï's career. Frakture began to play together again. An

album with early tracks was released by the Westsound label in 2004,

in 2011 « 30 – Eine Anthologie » released by Parisian label

Brouillard définitif, and in 2016, a Maxi EP released by WHDP, in a

new style of dark pop wave.


Considered as one of the european new-wave best kept secret, Frakture crosses now the English Channel to work with Dave M. Allen, The Cure sound's father. And becomes the first french band produced by him.