Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse Oblige is French-Caribbean performer Valerie Renay and German producer Sebastian Lee Philipp.
After making a name for themselves on London’s electro/indie club circuit (NagNagNag, Trash, Kashpoint), the duo released their debut full-length record ‘Privilege Entails Responsibility’ in 2006.
The album quickly became a classic on the international club scene, thanks to the support of renowned DJs such as Erol Alkan and Mark Moore (S'Express).

Two years later, Noblesse Oblige began a new life in Berlin, where work on their second album ‘In Exile’ received funding from Music initiative (Federal Ministry of Culture and Media) and was greeted by the German press with numerous ‘Record of the Month’ honours. The album was also awarded the Russian Steppenwolf Music Prize, picked up at a T.V appearance in Moscow.

Inspired by Robert Pacitti’s tarot project at London Spill Festival 2009 (in which they portrayed the Lover Major arcana card) Noblesse Oblige immersed themselves into the world of the occult, researching the literature of Aleister Crowley, and artists such as Kenneth Anger and Donald Cammell.
The result was their third album ‘Malady’ (2010) and a string of international “voodoo spectacular” concerts.

Sharing the stage with The Irrepressibles, The Dresden Dolls, IAMX, Lydia Lunch, Ann Clark and many more, Noblesse Oblige have played more than 300 concerts across Europe, Russia and South America. From major festivals (Latitude/UK, Bestival/UK, Decalage/BR, Moncofa Beach/ES) to nightclubs, film festivals, fashion parties and art galleries.

Outside of the band, Valerie is a successful performer and theatre director (at Berlin’s Hebbel am Ufer and Sophiensaele amongst others). Sebastian composes radio plays for the German National Broadcasting Service and has produced and remixed many artists including the Hidden Cameras, Ascii Disko and Schwefelgelb..

2013 sees the release of new album ‘AFFAIR OF THE HEART’, recorded at Chris Corner’s (IAMX / SNEAKER PIMPS) Berlin countryside studio. It will be supported by a new live show toured around Europe.

Noblesse Oblige Discography


UHU 016 CD Noblesse Oblige Privilege Entails Responsibility (Album) Horseglue Records UHU 016 CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
REPO 020 Noblesse Oblige In Exile (Album, EP) RepoRecords REPO 020 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
REPO 026 Noblesse Oblige Malady (Album) RepoRecords REPO 026 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
REPO 030 Noblesse Oblige Affair Of The Heart (Album) RepoRecords REPO 030 Germany 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

UHU015 Noblesse Oblige Quel Genre De Garçon / Lil' Dirty (Single) Horseglue Records UHU015 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7 UHU 012 Noblesse Oblige Bitch / Daddy (Don't Touch Me There) (Single) Horseglue Records 7 UHU 012 UK 2005 Sell This Version
MET 670D Noblesse Oblige The Great Electrifier - Beck And Call (Single) RepoRecords MET 670D US 2010
SD24 Tolouse Low Trax / Noblesse Oblige Tolouse Low Trax / Noblesse Oblige - Asimiad (EP) SD Records SD24 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
none Noblesse Oblige Mata Hari (Remixes)(3xFile, FLAC, Single) RepoRecords none Germany 2013
REPOONL006 Noblesse Oblige Runaway(5xFile, FLAC, Single) RepoRecords REPOONL006 Germany 2013


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June 12, 2016
Great band, always will remember their concert in Stuttgart a few years ago!

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