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Adam Naas ‘Please Come Back To Me’

After a four-track EP released in 2016, 24 year-old Parisian singer Adam Naas is back with new single and video 'Please Come Back to Me'. The track reveals a beautiful melancholic melody and lyrics, accompanied by a video full of nature beauty directed by Olivier Bayu Gandrille.Adam Naas will perform at The Great Escape festival 2017. More info here....

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21/04/2017
21/04/2017

Trumpeter Julien Alour Takes On French Film Classic

On Sunday 30th April, as part of the global celebrations for International Jazz Day, the Institut Français will present a screening of  Louis Malle's epic 'Lift to the Scaffold', starring Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet and featuring Miles Davis's legendary score.  The screening will be preceded by an exclusive live set performed by Julien Alour, a Miles-influenced Paris-based trumpeter, in a duo with a double bassist. It will be followed b...

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19/04/2017
19/04/2017

M.A BEAT! ‘Dead Leaf’

The French trio making electro-acoustic music, M.A BEAT! have released their first interactive video of the track 'Dead Leaf', taken from EP Split, here. The video, directed by Arnaud Lin, student in Art in London and developed by Franklin Zhu, using WebGL technology, is a unique interactive experience where the user can apply textures and effects while the narration goes. M.A BEAT! offers here an immersive and original way to listen to music. ...

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18/04/2017
18/04/2017

KillASon ‘Wrong’

The multi-talented 22-year-old rapper KillASon has released a brilliant video for the track 'Wrong', the latest single off forthcoming six-track EP STW1. Directed by Lenny Grosman and shot in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, the video features the artist's incredible dance moves as he raps about resisting the temptations brought by success.KillASon will perform at Oui Love Night #2 on the 17th May at Birthdays, Dalston as well as at The Gr...

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13/04/2017
13/04/2017

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

Her ‘Swim’

The duo Her have just released a brand new video for latest single, 'Swim ft. ZéFire'. Directed by Liswaya, it stars French actress Diane Rouxel who, according to the band, symbolises all of the strong and powerful women who continue to rise up in the face of injustice. In their own words, the video is about "the people who are standing up in these dark times due to politics, gender, or health issues, which are subjects that we feel strongl...

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07/04/2017
07/04/2017

-M- , Toumani Diabaté ‘Lamomali’

Lamomali, the new album by iconic French rocker M was recorded in collaboration with Toumani Diabaté, the Grammy-winning kora virtuoso from Mali, and features a who’s who of singers and musicians drawn from the global music scene.Opening track ‘Manitoumani’ alone features punchy beatboxing by French rapper Sly Johnson, and M’s sister Anna and brother Joseph lending backing vocals to lyrics sung and spoken by a trio made up of ...

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07/04/2017
07/04/2017

Alma: France’s Eurovision Star For 2017

Following the huge success of Amir, France’s representative in 2016, Alexandra Maquet , aged 28, known professionally as Alma and signed to Warner Music France, will be representing France in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Requiem', penned by songwriter Nazim Khaled.Alma came to the Institut Français in South Kensington at the weekend during the All About Piano festival to tinkle the ivories and answer some questions. W...

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05/04/2017
05/04/2017

Vitalic ‘Sweet Cigarette’

Pascal Arbez, better known by his stage name Vitalic, has released a video for 'Sweet Cigarette', from his latest album Voyager. Directed by Kévin Gay, the video shows Vitalic himself and a group of drag queens smoking cigarettes in a dark room lit up by neon lights. Don't forget smoking is bad for your health!...

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04/04/2017
04/04/2017

Oiseaux-Tempête – ‘AL-‘AN!’

Oiseaux-Tempête, multi-faceted creators of epic instrumental soundscapes and focused sonic explorations, have released a third album AL-'AN ! on Sub Rosa Records  (the album's full name is the snappy 'And Your Night Is Your Shadow; A Fairy Tale Piece Of Land To Make Our Dreams') With this ambitious project, partly recorded in Beirut with local musicians, and featuring techno producer Mondkopf , Charbel Haber, Sharif Sehnaoui, G.W. Sok from cu...

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