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Melanie De Biasio ‘Gold Junkies’

French-signed Belgian singer Melanie De Biasio has released the track 'Gold Junkies', from the upcoming third album Lillies, out on 6th October 2017 on PIAS. The album is mixed by Catherine Marks (PJ Harvey, Foals) and mastered by John Davis (FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey). Previous album, No Deal, was highly acclaimed for its elegance and sheer originality (The Guardian called it "dark" and "transcendent") and was followed by the epic 25-minute sin...

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22/06/2017
22/06/2017

Her ‘Blossom Roses’

Following two videos for 'Queens' and 'Swim', the duo Her have unveiled a video for single 'Blossom Roses', from latest EP Her Tape #2. The band didn't appear in their last two videos, but this one sees the band head to the seaside in Dinard in Brittany, their homeland, wearing their traditional suits. It was directed by Liswaya, former Artistic Director for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and more.Her will release live EP, Her Live Tape #2, on...

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22/06/2017
22/06/2017

‘Made In France’ Artists at Glastonbury

If you're heading to Glastonbury this weekend (or following on TV), don't forget to look out for a host of top-notch French or French-signed artists. Audiences will be treated to sets from Phoenix, Jain, Justice, Fakear, Roscius, Naya, Oumou Sangare (on French label No Format) and Parcels (signed to Kitsuné).To get you in the mood, here's Parcels' brand new single - a dream collaboration with Daft Punk! ...

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MHD ‘Bravo’

After a double platinum-certified debut album and a recent slot at the M.I.A-curated Meltdown, Afro Trap pioneer MHD has released 'Bravo', the first single from his next album, due in September 2017. It sees MHD once again collaborating with Dany Synthé, who worked on the first album.In addition to 'Bravo', MHD will also feature on Afro Trap Volume 1, a multi-artist compilation curated by Artside (MHD’s label), out on 14th July. Tracklis...

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20/06/2017
20/06/2017

Sônge covers The Weeknd

During The Great Escape festival in May, Sônge (signed to Parlophone France), filmed an impromptu cover of The Weeknd's 'The Hills'. It follows the release of her self-titled EP in May.Enjoy!...

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16/06/2017
16/06/2017

Lomboy ‘Loverboy’

Lomboy, featuring French and Japanese musicians and led by Austrian Tanja Frinta,  recently signed to Parisian label Cracki Records, have unveiled the dreamy single 'Loverboy' with a video. This romantic, Japan-inspired single (with a video directed by Mateusz Bialecki) is their first new music since their debut EP in 2016, and the next EP is due in October 2017.https://youtu.be/eipN_3VnY7M...

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15/06/2017
15/06/2017

Ibeyi ‘Away Away’

Two years after their debut album Ibeyi, including the hit 'River', and after appearing on Beyoncé's album Lemonade, Cuban-French twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, aka Ibeyi, are back with 'Away Away'. The single is a hymn to joy and happiness and contrasts with their darker debut. The video, directed by Christian Beuchet shows the sisters' positive energy as they enjoy themselves in their studio and walking around the city.They a...

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13/06/2017
13/06/2017

Phoenix ‘Ti Amo’

20 years after their debut,  Phoenix have released their Paris-recorded sixth album Ti Amo, on Glassnote records. The album is another meticulously constructed ten-song set of glossy soft-pop romance and is described by the band themselves as "a fantasised version of Italy". With lyrics in French for the first time on 'Ti Amo' and 'Goodbye Soleil' but also words in Spanish and Italian, the band has made an album that is a multi-lingual call for...

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09/06/2017
09/06/2017

What The France – New French Playlists!

Bureau Export (the French music export office) has launched a new playlist service What The France, which offers selections of the finest music made in France. The playlists, updated weekly and classified by genres and themes, are available via the dedicated What The France website and also on Spotify, Deezer and Youtube.Find What The France on:FacebookTwitterInstagram...

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07/06/2017
    07/06/2017

    Florian Pellissier Quintet at Church of Sound

    On 29th June, the Florian Pellissier Quintet  are crossing the channel for a special 'Freedom Jazz France' Church of Sound event in Hackney's St James the Great. Church of Sound has proved to be one of the hippest jazz events in London, acclaimed by The Independent and Loud and Quiet, and with shows streamed on NTS Radio or Gilles Peterson's Worldwide FM.The first set will pay tribute to French jazz from the early 60s to the 80s, while the...

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    02/06/2017
    02/06/2017