Pascaline Potdevin was born a few months before the start of the ’80s in Cannes, the city of cinema and old ladies with poodles. Put in front of a piano as soon as she knew how to sit, she developed, before she turned seven, an obsession for Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You”, and “Le Cygne”, an excerpt from Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals. Then, as a teenager, she listened to on repeat the albums of Suede, Oasis, and Radiohead.
After having graduated with a degree in modern literature and a year of studying in Manchester, UK, she began her career in music journalism and wrote her first articles in Rock Sound and the French edition of Rolling Stone: there, she discovered, with Queens Of The Stone Age’s album Songs For The Deaf, that she also loved loud music. She then took on a new direction and entered the pages of women’s magazines, where she intended – with didacticism and high standards – to advocate quality music, be it mainstream or not. This is what she has done for Grazia magazine since 2009, and for France Culture’s radio show “La Dispute” since 2017.
Always having been a fan of British rock, she has also developed a keen interest in French chanson, both vintage and contemporary, as well as psychedelia in all its forms. And she is currently searching for her next obsession.