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Raoul Vignal ‘The Silver Veil’

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Raoul Vignal ‘The Silver Veil’

One of the most promising folk guitarists and songwriters to emerge in recent times, 26-year-old Raoul Vignal's mesmerising finger picking and use of alternate tugonings can recall Nick Drake or Jose Gonzalez and he is certainly worthy of being placed in that bracket. The Silver Veil, released on Talitres, is only his debut album and yet on songs like the single 'Under The Same Sky' he has the calm assurance of a master craftsman. Vignal will be ...

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10/04/2017
10/04/2017
Laura Cahen ‘Loin’

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Laura Cahen ‘Loin’

27 year-old singer, songwriter and composer Laura Cahen has unveiled a video for the track 'Loin', taken from her debut album of gorgeously melancholy pop-folk, Nord, released in France in February. The video was directed by David Squillace and Frédéric Arnould  and shot over ten days in January in the stunning, snowy landscapes of the Saint Pierre et Miquelon archipelago. Watch and ponder how Laura avoided hypothermia!...

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17/03/2017
17/03/2017
Les Siestes Acoustiques de Bastien Lallemant

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Les Siestes Acoustiques de Bastien Lallemant

Now here's a nice concept for a Sunday afternoon. Launched in 2010, singer-songwriter Bastien Lallemant's Les siestes acoustiques is a relaxing show mixing acoustic vibes and French spoken word. The audience is invited to lie down and unwind while musicians play music and narrate stories. You can even bring a pillow and even have a nap if you like - it's up to you! It's happening this Sunday 5th March at Brasserie Zedel and you can choose from tw...

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Laure Briard ‘Les Pins Des Landes’

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Laure Briard ‘Les Pins Des Landes’

Recently listed by Gigwise as one of their '7 new female French artists you should listen to', Laure Briard (an associate of fellow Toulousain and Tame Impala drummer Julien Barbagallo) has released a new video into the world, taken from her Sorcellerie EP. 'Les Pins Des Landes' is its dreamiest track and the video matches its heavy-lidded, delicately psychedelic mood. You can watch it below, and also check out her Line of Best Fit session from 2...

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23/02/2017
23/02/2017
Mathieu Boogaerts Live @ Institut Français

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Mathieu Boogaerts Live @ Institut Français

The cult singer-songwriter is launching a new series if intimate live shows, Music Rendez-Vous, in the Art Deco library of the Institut Français du Royaume Uni. Mathieu Boogaerts' gentle but wry and emotionally complex songs saw him bracketed with a new wave of French chansonniers when he arrived in the scene in the mid-90s. His seventh album, Promeneur, was released just last year proving that he has lost none of his ability to connect, all the...

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