The French trio Tristesse Contemporaine is actually an international mix of musicians from Japan, Sweden and the UK. And yes, they are very contemporary, indeed. Their album, titled like the band itself, is a great mixture of darker tunes form the 80′s, electronic beats and smooth vocals in a very British accent. Marvellous.
Les Rita Mitsouko was a creative and eccentric French duo in the eighties, combining elements of punk, rock, synth pop and jazz. Coupled with the band’s colorful, wild, over-the-top image, Rita Mitsouko were groundbreaking, not only in their music style but also in their visual video art.
For our Sydney and Melbourne readers, we have double passes to give away to randomly selected LAEM subscribers to see French pop stars Emilie Simon and Melanie Pain perform on their September Australian tour. To enter, just leave the city you live in under this post.
Between its title and content, the Phoenix-based trio Mr. Meeble’s sensual and soulful pop meets dark electronica record will prick your ears, then spin them around and burn the damn things to the ground. It’s sparkling stuff, reminiscent of fellow French band Air, with moments of smooth, breathy vocals floating over spacey synths, chilled-out Rhodes […]
It seems the new(ish) wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy can actually sing a bit. Carla Bruni will appear on the BBC2 program Later with Jools Holland on September 16 performing her single, L’Amoureuse on the same bill as the legendary Paul McCartney. Hmm, what’s that they say about friends in high places?
Nouvelle Vague are as sultry as a warm summer’s day. Their exotic blend of acoustic jazz and pop has reinvented a handful of the 80s most hummable tunes, whilst simultaneously putting the Fresh back into Frensch – whoops, that should be French — music. Yes, a bad joke is a wicked thing. But frontman Marc Collin’s Playlist isn’t.