New music by French duo Tristesse Contemporaine

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in Video on Wednesday 5 September 2012

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. 

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Les Rita Mitsouko’s groundbreaking video art

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Film on Wednesday 1 September 2010

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.

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See Emilie Simon and Melanie Pain play

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Prizes on Saturday 21 August 2010

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.

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Mr. Meeble

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Music on Thursday 11 September 2008

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 […]

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Carla Bruni

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 9 September 2008

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?

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Marc Collin: My Secret Playlist!’

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 20 August 2008

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.

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The Lovers

Fernanda Cohen Reader Find

By Fernanda Cohen in New Music on Tuesday 11 September 2007

One of my favorite bands, beside biggies like Belle & Sebastian, Languis, and The Smiths, is this French band I discovered recently called, The Lovers.

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