Riviera F is an electropop band created in London, United Kingdom. The band consists of Alexa Marlen and Kairo Sin. Other members included Taylor Sloane, Nikki Paris, Logan Sky,Yves Cecil and Etienne LeBeau (AKA LA shoe designer Jerome Chouinard-Rousseau). They were known as Riviera up until 2003, then changed the name to Riviera F. To date they have had two releases. In 2004 the International Lover EP, (a 5 track EP of which the title track was produced by Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes) was released on Pop Cult and Tape Modern (Nick Rhodes and Stephen Duffy's label) which had previously released Dark Circles by The Devils. 2004 also saw the release of their US single "Now We've Got Europe" on Kinetik Media.
The International Lover video, directed by Matt Amato(member of the Los Angeles based artist and directors collaborative 'The Masses') and starring Hollywood film star Billy Zane, was featured in Hollywood's Resfest film festival.
The band played their first ever gig on the BBC's Radio 1 John Peel Sessions. They have played and DJed alongside artists such as Hot Chip, Ladytron, Vive la Fête, Client (band), Ellen Allien, Annie (Norwegian singer) and Yelle, as well as at Kick the Trash festival in Madrid and the House Of Love Festival in Helsinki, and have toured extensively in the UK and Europe. The band has been featured in magazines such as Dazed & Confused and The Independent on Sunday, which described "Tracks such as "International Lover", "Kiss No.38" ("in the back of a limousine", indeed) and "Now We've Got Europe" display an acute appreciation of continental romance and ageless glamour".
Riviera F's debut album Another City Another Plan was released in 2010 on their own record label Germ Free.
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