C.A.R. (Choosing Acronyms Randomly) is Chloe Raunet, a Franco-Canadian, London residing fan of the weirder edges of electronic music, NTS Radio host/DJ and former singer of celebrated Kill The DJ band Battant.
Playful, machine-driven and dark, her music travels between strange synths and analogue off-pop, emenating from a self-confessed crush on too many genres. Known for uplifting underground music crowds with her distinct sound, clever lyrics and unique delivery, she's also wooed the fashion world through her sense of originality. Often referred to as iconic, C.A.R. swims gracefully across scenes, counting music elite & style royalty amongst her fans.
Her acclaimed debut LP MY FRIEND came out on Kill The DJ in November 2014. Last summer she finished recording album II with Steve Osborne (New Order, Simple Minds, Cat's Eyes +++) at Real World Studios. 'Pin' is due out on UK label Ransom Note later on this year.
As well as working on her own music, C.A.R. collaborates with many. A sought-after lyricist, she is currently working with Trevor Jackson and Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture), and has imminent released with Get A Room! (on Yuksek's Party Fine label) and Scratch Massive's Sebastien Chenut.
CARAXES, a project with Tel Aviv darlings Red Axes was an underground sensation on summer '16. Previous to that, she penned & delivered the lyrics on Gesaffelstein's highly acclaimed debut ALEPH (Parlophone) and featured on Maceo Plex's hit MIRROR ME (Kompakt). She has also worked with Andrew Weatherall, Ruede Hagelstein, Marc Houle, Boris Dluglosh, It's A Fine Line, Krikor +++