Founded in september 1981 in Orléans, and originally dedcated to a kind of ‘modern punk rock’, D. Stop released a first 7’’ the following year, to be reissued later on desire with extra tracks.
After their first 7”, Sonny Brailleur (vocals) + Phil Lethon (guitar/bass) + Klod Lelook (organ, synths, drum-machines) , inspired by French band Metal Urbain, stylistically transformed into a more ‘synth punk’ kind of outfit and released their first mini-album Nouvelles du Front in September 1983. Only released in an edition of 500 copies on the small indie label Romance, the album is now changing hands for $150.
One year after, the band already ceased to exist – or actually changed the name to Les Visiteurs du Soir – to turn back to the old name in 1985 by releasing a limited MC. Despite the very few releases by this gifted act, D. Stop are considered to be one of the most interesting and under-rated cult acts in French Cold Wave.