Lætitia Sadier shows off her melodic-pop prowess at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Lætitia SadierBy Diana Cordero //

Lætitia Sadier with Deradoorian //
Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco
September 23rd, 2015 //

French singer-songwriter Lætitia Sadier returned to the Bay Area last week after a three-years absence. On her previous visit, she was the opening act for indie-folk band Beirut at The Fox Theater Oakland. This time around, she served as the headliner at the intimate Brick & Mortar Music Hall, which drew in a good-sized crowd for a Wednesday night.

Sadier’s style is very simple, composed mostly of melodic pop songs with very little layering despite her electronic background. Accompanied by drums and bass, she sang stories of love and other everyday events. Her voice leans toward a monotone style but with a range that can suddenly reach very high notes and exudes a warm, lovely sound.



Sadier began her career in the London-based, indie-rock band Stereolab, which she started with her husband Tim Gane back in the late 80’s after she left her native France in search for better opportunities within the music scene. Following Stereolab’s indefinite hiatus in 2009, Sadier has focused on her own solo music, which has kept her fairly productive and actively touring the globe.

Eternally grateful for her SF fan base and with a simplicity that is rare to see in musicians, Sadier definitely melted ears at Brick & Mortar Music Hall and promised to be back. Opening the show was sister act Deradoorian, an electronic music duo that uses loops and samples to create harmonious soft-pop songs. Think of tUnE-yArDs but without the cheerfulness that characterizes Merrill Garbus’ worldbeat project.

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