Founded in september 1981 in Orléans, D. Stop formed to dedicate themselves to a kind of ‘modern punk rock’. They then released a first 7’’ the following year (reissued later on desire with extra tracks).
After their first 7”, Sonny Brailleur (vocals), Phil Lethon (guitar/bass) and Klod Lelook (organ, synths, drum-machines), inspired by French band Metal Urbain, stylistically transformed into a more ‘synth punk’ outfit and released their first mini-album ‘Nouvelles du Front’ in September 1983. Only released as an edition of 500 copies on the small indie label Romance, the album can be now found changing hands for $150.
By late 1984 the band already ceased to exist, changing their name to Les Visiteurs du Soir, turning their back to their old name in 1985 by releasing a limited edition cassette. 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.
For fans of Metal Urbain, D.A.F., Screamers, Devo, etc.