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Jain @ Village Underground, 20th June

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Jain @ Village Underground, 20th June

The word on Jain has been spreading particularly since the release of her 'Makeba' video late last year, with appearances on US TV and shows art SXSW coming up. She'll be back in the UK for her biggest London show to date, at Village Underground on 20th June  as well as Secret Garden Party in July. If you need a reminder of why you need to catch Jain and her unique global pop fusion, here's a recently released, animated lyric video for 'Mr John...

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15/03/2017
15/03/2017
Camille teases new album ‘OUÏ’

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Camille teases new album ‘OUÏ’

One of the most unique, unclassifiable figures in French music is back: Camille has released a teaser for her forthcoming album OUÏ, released on Because Music on 2nd June. The first single will be 'Fontaine de Lait' on 17th March. The extract in the video is recognisably Camille and utterly haunting, thanks to its ritualistic percussion, the sudden arrival of swooping choral vocals, and the repeated refrain "Je ne mâche pas mes mots" - the equi...

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09/03/2017
09/03/2017
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains ‘Solide Mirage’

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Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains ‘Solide Mirage’

Recorded in Brussels, produced by Ash Workman, who has also worked with Metronomy and Christine & The Queens, with string arrangements from Owen Pallett, and released on Domino Records, the band's fourth album Solide Mirage reveals new facets and territories on every listen. Sometimes gentle ('1982','Apocalypse à Ipsos'), sometimes more grungy ('Bête Morcelée', 'Grand Dérèglement', 'Jamais Deux Pareils') or even synthy and danceable ('Ten...

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The Penelopes ‘Tina’

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The Penelopes ‘Tina’

The Penelopes have previously gained a lot of attention online for their sparkling remixes of David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' and The Cure's 'Just Like Heaven', and Bowie crops up again (via a cover of 'This Is Not America') on the flipside of their glossy but emotive new single 'Tina'. The video for 'Tina' itself includes footage from Asia Argento’s directorial feature Misunderstood, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. An earlier version of the song ac...

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22/02/2017
22/02/2017
Soko ‘Sweet Sound Of Ignorance’

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Soko ‘Sweet Sound Of Ignorance’

Enigmatic artist and actress Soko unveiled has a new track and video online, her first since the Ariel Pink-featuring My Dreams Dictate My Reality album. This track is in a similarly woozy, warped vein and is accompanied by a video, of which  Soko says "I decided to create a full trip inside my head. I love cartoons, and I cherish my inner child always and forever, so directing my own videos is always a good way to unleash it. There is something...

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20/02/2017
20/02/2017
C.A.R. ‘Strange Ways’

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C.A.R. ‘Strange Ways’

London-based C.A.R (Chloe Raunet) returns with a new EP, co-produced by French DJ & producer Ivan Smagghe - a three-song selection of oddly catchy pop that hovers between a lo-fi indie electronic sensibility and dancefloor hedonism. It is accompanied by a woozy home-made video for the title track, and is also available on her Bandcamp page from today....

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14/02/2017
14/02/2017
Rémi Parson & Requin Chagrin ‘Brexit’

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Rémi Parson & Requin Chagrin ‘Brexit’

The most recent free Bandcamp compilation from France's redoubtable La Souterraine collective is called Sainte Pop (a play on the French pronunciation of synth pop). It features a notable collaboration between London-based lo-fi pop producer Rémi Parson and surf-y indie-rock four-piece Requin Chagrin called 'Brexit'. Rather than a direct protest song, it's a melancholy reflection on troubled times, sung across the divide of the Channel - "We'll...

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13/02/2017
13/02/2017
Music Made In France Rocked The World In 2016

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Music Made In France Rocked The World In 2016

The bureauexport has put together a gorgeous video, soundtracked by Kungs Vs Cookin' On 3 Burners' 'This Girl', showing off some of the global music successes to come out of France last year. It covers artists in genres from pop and dance music to jazz and classical, the emerging Afro-Trap sound courtesy of MHD and even a stage show. As not all of these artists have hit the UK yet you might not be familiar with all of them, so this is the perfec...

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Oui Love @ Birthdays, 9th March

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Oui Love @ Birthdays, 9th March

The first of the new Oui Love club nights is happening at Birthdays in Dalston on 9th March and features Parisian psych-tronica explorers DBFC, the new wave R&B sounds of Sônge, euphoric pop from Juveniles and the gut-wrenching indie rock of Bantam Lyons. Oui Love is partnering with the brilliant promoters Rockfeedback and highly influential website The Line of Best Fit for this new series of events.Tickets are available here. Join ...

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09/02/2017
09/02/2017
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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