La Femme’s Sur La Planche

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By Zolton in New Music on Saturday 27 November 2010

Paris surf-pop band, La Femme, are soon to release a four-track EP (December 13 on 3rd Side Records) featuring the commanding single below, Sur La Planche.

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John Talabot remixes Tahiti 80

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 25 November 2010

Since their US debut in 1999, Tahiti 80 has released four albums and nine EPs. Their newest album, The Past, The Present & The Possible, is to be released on February 22 on the band’s own Human Sounds label. Check out this awesome John Talabot remix of the song Darlin’.

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Claymation video by Marisa Lai

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 7 April 2010

Created by Melbourne-based artist Marisa Lai, this claymation video for the single, A Greased and Golden Palm, by French pop singer Orouni, is simply stunning. [Read more about Australian art, design, and music at The Colour: Aussie culture in pictures]

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Shaka Ponk’s Hell’o

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By Casper Johansson in Video on Friday 19 March 2010

Paris-based Shaka Ponk’s sound blends electro, rock, punk, and dance with a stunning live show that combines advanced digital animation and an unsurpassed display of energy from the band members.

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French band, Cocoon

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 14 October 2009

We’re big fans of French duo Cocoon, so we spoke to frontman Marc Daumail to prove it. Ahead of their upcoming tour of Australia in November, we asked him how vibrant the French music scene is right now: ‘It’s such a relief to be considered like a real band singing in English in a country like […]

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The Do’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Thursday 8 October 2009

French duo, The Do, stormed into our iPods with their brilliant album, A Mouthful. We checked in with them to find out the music that inspired their album and they started by propping the Radiohead track, I Will [listen below]: ‘This is sort of a religious track. Someday it could be sung in churches Radiohead […]

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Cocoon’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Saturday 24 January 2009

We checked in with Mark Daumail from French duo Cocoon to find out what music he’s been getting down to lately: ‘Emily Jane White’s song the Demon [listen below] is beautiful. She must have listened to Cat Power and Fiona Apple too much, but it made her write better songs than them!’ Read the rest […]

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On My Shoulders’ or Ooh La La, The Do really do have it

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 5 December 2008

We posted French duo The Do a few weeks back, describing as that hipster band you always wanted to form, but never got around to it. Well, having seen the clip for the single, On My Shoulders, I think I’ll have a crack at it. Tomorrow. Or perhaps some time next week.

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Trop Tard

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 25 November 2008

French duo Trop Tard make straight-faced, Suicide-esque, synth-and-guitar electro tunes that sound like dark rituals performed in the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris. Repetitive, bleak, and cold, this is dance music for the shambling undead.

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Nouvelle Vague go unplugged. Again

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By Zolton in New Events on Saturday 15 November 2008

We featured Nouvelle Vague frontman, Marc Collin’s Secret Playlist recently, so we thought it would be a good time to check in with him on the eve of the band’s Unplugged Australian tour, which will see them play shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in mid-December. As a child of the 80s, I love your […]

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The Do’s On My Shoulders

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By Zolton in New Music on Friday 7 November 2008

You know that band you’ve always wanted to form, the one with the little-girl-lost singer with the mischevious eyes and the propulsive beats that drive bass hooks so catchy you want to bottle them up and sell them to Sting? That’s right, that fictional band that lingers just that little deeper in your imagination every […]

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Gojira’s Vacuity

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Friday 10 October 2008

Like any fan of a genre, I can’t stand bands that water down the basic elements of said genre in order to make it more accessible to the masses. I used to consider Gojira one of these bands, but it may be because I couldn’t get past their lame album covers. To be honest, they’re […]

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Monarch

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 19 June 2008

Monarch are an incredibly grim, lumbering doom metal band from Basque country in France. Frontwoman Emilie Bresson is one of those rare female singers in metal that’s at once fierce and raspy, yet identifiably female, creating a haunting, menacing sound that can stand up against the most ragingly macho bands out there.

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Marc Collin from Nouvelle Vague

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By Zolton in New Music on Monday 5 March 2007

We interviewed Marc Collin, the creative force behind French group Nouvelle Vague, who along with a series of 80s acoustic tribute albums also released an installment in the popular Late Night Tales compilation series.

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