Bijou Noir (formerly ACTN) was formed in 2013 by Augustus Watkins, a creatively restless and ambitious multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist.
Bijou Noir's distinctive songs and videos have been called: textured, intoxicating, nifty, fuzzy, cinematic, innovative, soulful, incredibly catchy, complex, sinister, offbeat, moody, stunning, shadowy, gloomy, dark, and enigmatic.
The band is currently completing their debut full-length We Are Alone Together for release on Give/Take.
Drinking Your Words - Official Video
Body Out - Official Video
Living City - Official Video
"Incredibly catchy and complex." - Minnesota Public Radio
"Ominous." - Gimme Noise
"Among the most innovative acts in EDM." - Noiseporn
"The spiritual offspring of NIN." -Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ
"Stunning dark-pop [...] remniscent of Polara and Peter Gabriel" - Cyn Collins, Spin With Cyn
"Gloomy, dark, enigmatic." - Gimme Noise