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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

Rémi Parson & Requin Chagrin ‘Brexit’

The most recent free Bandcamp compilation from France's redoubtable La Souterraine collective is called Sainte Pop (a play on the French pronunciation of synth pop). It features a notable collaboration between London-based lo-fi pop producer Rémi Parson and surf-y indie-rock four-piece Requin Chagrin called 'Brexit'. Rather than a direct protest song, it's a melancholy reflection on troubled times, sung across the divide of the Channel - "We'll...

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13/02/2017
13/02/2017

Tinariwen ‘Elwan’

Released on French label Wedge and Recorded in France, Morocco and California, in no small part due to the turmoil engulfing their native Mali, Elwan is a deep, swirling meditation on problems back home and the means one can find to look to the light. Helping to augment Tinariwen's rolling grooves, as compelling on Elwan as they've ever been, are musicians including Kurt Vile - who toured with Imarhan last year - Mark Lanegan and guitarist Matt S...

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10/02/2017
10/02/2017

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 London28th March Thekla Bristol29th March Soup Kitchen Manchester30th 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

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