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New French Names For Great Escape & Liverpool Sound City

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New French Names For Great Escape & Liverpool Sound City

The final French acts have been announced for The Great Escape festival while first have just been unveiled for Liverpool Sound City. The last four artists added to The Great Escape's line up are Fishbach, Julien Gasc, Møme  and Papooz, joining the other names previously announced. For Liverpool Sound City, it's KillASon, Clément Bazin, Cleo T and Rocky. A host of exciting names that promise to make it a great year for live music made in Fr...

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Oui Love #2 @ Birthdays, 17th May

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Oui Love #2 @ Birthdays, 17th May

The second Oui Love night, which is once again in collaboration with Rockfeedback and The Line of Best Fit, is coming up on 17th May and features three new artists to get very excited about.France's new dark star Fishbach mixes DIY synthwave and grandiose mainstream pop; English-language rapper KillASon has killer hooks, inventive production and lyrical dexterity to back up his undeniable charm; and Franco-Welsh duo Fauna Twin create tangle...

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Juveniles ‘Without Warning’

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Juveniles ‘Without Warning’

After a Yuksek-produced debut album in 2013, Juveniles have come back with a second album Without Warning. With this new LP, we witness the evolution of an artist who’s more and more open to collaboration (Yuksek, Helen Feng, Joakim, Clarens, Le Comte, Lenparrot…) but also an evolution of his compositional process. Rennes native Jean Sylvain has created a label (Paradis Records) with its own studio to which he invites people to work with h...

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24/03/2017
24/03/2017
Yasmine Hamdan ‘Al Jamilat’

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Yasmine Hamdan ‘Al Jamilat’

With her debut solo album Ya Nass (2013), Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan -  previously a member of cult duo Soap Kills - introduced her personal, modern take on Arabic pop. With her new album Al Jamilat (‘The Beautiful Ones’), released on Crammed Discs, she pursues her musical exploration, while taking a look at the mutations at work within the Arab world. Her unique vision is fully realised in this new album, which she jointly...

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21/03/2017
21/03/2017
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