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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

    Camille ‘OUÏ’

    Singer and composer Camille has released her fifth studio album OUÏ today. Acclaimed for taking French chanson in unexpected new directions with her second album, Le Fil, she has continued to baffle and amaze in equal measure with her vocal prowess, risk taking and flights of fancy.Now on Because (Christine & The Queens, Metronomy), she recorded OUÏ in a 14th-century monastery la Charteuse in Avignon with collaborators Clement Ducol and eng...

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    02/06/2017
    02/06/2017

    Robi at the Institut Français

    On 17th June, French singer-songwriter Robi will take part in the Music Rendez-Vous series of concerts at London's Institut Français, held in the Art Deco-listed library. In just two albums, L'hiver Et La Joie released on At(h)ome and La Cavale released on Les Disques de Joie, Robi has created her own dark, intimate pop language. A live performance will be followed by a conversation with the audience.More info here  ...

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    01/06/2017
    01/06/2017

    Adam Naas at RADAR Music Week Showcase

    RADAR is a live event born from a collaboration between Music Week, iluvlive and MusicConnex, to showcase the best unsigned and just-signed talent to the UK music industry. Adam Naas will be part of the line-up for the next event, which also features SuperGlu, The Age Of L.U.N.A, Misunderstood, Catherine McGrath and Autumn Sharif. The event will take place once again at Under The Bridge on Thursday 29th June and will be hosted by Mark Sutherla...

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    31/05/2017
    31/05/2017

    Aquaserge Live

    Following the release of their new album Laisse ça être and shows in France and Italy, experimental pop band Aquaserge are continuing their tour in the UK, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Germany and Netherlands. They will be in London at Corsica Studios on 27th June with Laetitia Sadier and Vanishing Twin, followed by Brighton on 28th. They have also released a new video for 'Tour du Monde' and have unveiled the video of their live at the...

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    30/05/2017
    30/05/2017

    Bantam Lyons ‘Oh Cordelia!’ EP

    After performing at the Oui Love Night #1 and at The Great Escape Festival, emotive Gallic rock four-piece Bantam Lyons have released their EP Oh Cordélia! exclusively in the UK on Kshantu Records. It is composed of three tracks, including 'When Lips Turn Purple'. Watch the video below....

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    25/05/2017
    25/05/2017

    Carla Bruni ‘Enjoy The Silence’

    The 49-year-old former first lady, Carla Bruni, releases her fifth album French Touch, produced with composer-producer David Foster, on 6th October on Verve Records. The record is a collection of covers which includes Carla Bruni's interpretation of songs by ABBA, The Rolling Stones and The Clash and is her first English-language release. Bruni has released a video to accompany her version of Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy The Silence'.Carla Bruni ...

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    23/05/2017
    23/05/2017

    Oumou Sangaré ‘Mogoya’

    After unleashing fiery single 'Yere Faga' on the world, Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré releases her new album Mogoya (meaning “people today”) on Nø Format. Her first solo album since 2012, it mixes traditional instruments such as kamele n’goni (harp), karignan (metal scraper) and calabash with electric guitar, keys, bass and synths to create a perfect blend of traditional and modern. She has help from guests like Tony Allen but this i...

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    19/05/2017
    19/05/2017

    DBFC ‘Jenks’

    Ahead of the release of their debut album Jenks and after two singles 'Sinner' and 'Jenks', the duo DBFC have released a video for the latter. The video is directed by Fred Pruchon and shows the band on stage, haunted by a mysterious woman. The duo define their style as 'psychotronica' - a swirling mix of club sounds, rock and psychedelic pop....

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    17/05/2017
    17/05/2017