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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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Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains ‘Âpres Après’

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Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains ‘Âpres Après’

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains celebrate the beginning of their UK tour by releasing a video for 'Âpres Après', from new album Solide Mirage. The video depicts Francois Marry in the role of a police inspector, looking a lot like Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks!...

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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
La Femme ‘S.S.D’

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La Femme ‘S.S.D’

The coolest French rock band of the moment La Femme have just released a video for the track 'S.S.D' taken from last year's 'Mystère' album, made with Talal Kurdali et David Ajar. The video takes you into the heart of Paris' exciting night life in the area of Strasbourg St Denis (hence the name S.S.D!)....

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16/03/2017
16/03/2017
The Great Escape Adds More French Artists To Line up

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The Great Escape Adds More French Artists To Line up

The Great Escape Festival today announced a new wave of artists who will be joining the 2017 line up. Among them, several French names have been revealed : Agar Agar, Bantam Lyons, Sônge, Las Aves, KillASon, Sarasara, Perturbator who will join the previously confirmed Jacques and Adam Naas.International artists signed to French record labels such as the Dutch electro-pop singer and musician Thomas Azier, Australian band Parcels and Swiss ...

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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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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
La Terre Tremble!!! ‘The Life Within’

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La Terre Tremble!!! ‘The Life Within’

The uncategorisable three-piece finally return with a follow-up to the labyrinthine 2012 release Salvage Blues. The first taster of the forthcoming album Fauxbourdon, called 'The Life Within', is at once a startlingly alien object and one of La Terre Tremble!!!'s most electrifyingly direct songs to date. The video that accompanies it, directed by Samplerman (who also produced the collage-y cover for the album) correlates perfectly with their hig...

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21/02/2017
21/02/2017
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
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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