Axel Wursthorn and Cédric Manine formed Sômbre in 2011 and released their debut EP ‘Half Light’ in 2012. The compositions of the duo are influenced by the post-punk and cold-wave of the 80’s (Joy Division, Killing Joke, The Chameleons, the first Dead Can Dance) mixed with a ton of such influences as David Bowie, Ligeti, Radiohead, as well as EBM and jungle beats.

In 2019, and after several years of writing, the first album of Sômbre, entitled ‘Linsay’, is released. It features 11 original tracks and a cover version of Kids in America.