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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

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

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains ‘Tendre Est l’Âme’

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains have unveiled their second video from new album Solide Mirage (out on 3rd March), 'Tendre Est l’Âme'. Directed by Robin Lanechal, it features Frànçois Marry playing the role of a village postman, plus a ghost and, er, lots of eggs! As previously announced, here are their UK tour dates. 27th March Moth Club London 28th March Thekla Bristol 29th March Soup Kitchen Manchester 30th March Mono ...

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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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Aquaserge ‘Laisse ça être’

Aquaserge have been a subterranean driving force in the international music scene for years, inspiring and influencing countless musicians and fans. After operating like a kind of nebula, drawing over 60 musicians into their orbit while knitting an extended web of connections and collaborations with the likes of Tame Impala, Stereolab, Melody's Echo Chamber, Acid Mothers Temple and Aksak Maboul, the band have now distilled down to a strong five-p...

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07/02/2017
07/02/2017

Las Aves ‘Lioness’

Las Aves are a mysterious gang from Paris who play a new kind of pop music, inviting in in aspects of hip hop and punk-ish R&B along the way. Produced by Dan Levy (from French act The Dø), they are innovative and global in their vision. Their new music video - 'Lioness' - reflects day-to-day life on the road, catching moments on and off stage. ...

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07/02/2017
07/02/2017

La Féline ‘Triomphe’

In a previous life, La Féline was a trio. Three voices joined as one on a handful of EPs with diverse influences, trying to find their place between musical genres, languages, and experiences, guided by luminous vocals of singer and guitarist Agnès Gayraud. Then came Adieu L'enfance  in 2014, the first album on which La Féline was essentially a solo project. For her second album Triomphe, Agnès started by imagining herself as a ruthless...

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01/02/2017
01/02/2017

Barbagallo ‘Longue La Nuit’

Barbagallo is the solo moniker of Julien Barbagallo , widely known as the drummer from Tame Impala's live band, French experimentalists Aquaserge and, further back, indie poppers Tahiti 80. Watch and listen to Tame Impala main man Kevin Parker's strutting, dancefloor take on 'Longue La Nuit' taken from Julien's current album Grand Chien. Directed by Clemens Habicht, the lively video juxtaposes frolicking proboscis monkeys with a Parisian fla...

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30/01/2017
30/01/2017

Vitalic ‘Voyager’

Voyager, the fourth album by pioneering producer Vitalic - aka Pascal Arbez - arrives on a new label, Clivage, and sees him digging into his disco roots, exploring the legacy of innovators like Giorgio Moroder, Cerrone and Patrick Cowley, and collaborating with guests including Miss Kittin. Drowned In Sound have recently praised his "audacious maximalism" and "stylish, off-centre Eurodance." He's also embarking on a UK tour in March: 3rd Ma...

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30/01/2017
30/01/2017

Le Vasco ‘Les Oiseaux Sont Là, Ils Attendent’

Le Vasco are back, still navigating from instant hooks to transgressive experimentation. Spotted at The Great Escape or Les Transmusicales de Rennes, the collective play futuristic R&B, set within epic musical landscapes and adorned with sophisticated melodies. For their new video, 'Les Oiseaux Sont Là, Ils Attendent' (taken from their album La Transe Des Oiseaux), they take us to another dimension where reality is in the process of becomin...

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30/01/2017
30/01/2017