This year’s Made in France artists
AQUASERGE (Psych Pop)
Sat, 19th May / One Church / 9:15 PM
With its shades of French film music, psych rock & free jazz, the hyper-imaginative sound of experimental pop band Aquaserge is even more entrancing on stage.
Sat 19 May / Jubilee Square / 2:30 PM
Sat 19 May / Latest Music Bar / 10:45 PM
A power-trio that reinvents the blues by injecting it with abrasive trance-rock, recalling Tuareg artists as much as the music of The Black Keys or John Lee Hooker.
HALO MAUD (Psych Pop)
Thurs 17 May / Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar / 7:30 PM
Fri 18 May / Horatio’s / 1 PM
Singer, multi-instrumentalist, Melody’s Echo Chamber collaborator and composer of dreamy pop, Maud Nadal has recently signed to UK label Heavenly Recordings.
Booking (Europe except France): ATC Live | Cécile Communal | email@example.com
Booking: 3C | Guillaume Bourreau | firstname.lastname@example.org
Label: Heavenly Recordings | Danny Mitchell | email@example.com
HANGMAN’S CHAIR (Stoner Rock)
Thurs, 17th May / Volks / 7:30 PM
One of France’s finest stoner/doom rock acts, and their latest release ‘Banlieue Triste’ marks an evolution in and a culmination of their potent, pummelling sound.
Thurs 17 May / Sticky Mike’s Frog / 3:00 PM
Fri 18 May / Komedia Bar / 11:15 PM
The French signed, Copenhagen-based purveyor of ultra-refreshing, soulful pop has an easy charm and sun-bleached tunes galore.
MNNQNS (Indie Rock)
Sat 19 May / One Church / 3:15 PM
Sat 19 May / Queens Hotel / 10:30 PM
Exploding out of Rouen’s burgeoning underground scene, the four-piece are a visceral blend of tightly-woven guitar parts, feedback and drawled vocals.
POLO & PAN (Dance/Exotica)
Thurs 17 May / Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar / 1:00 PM
Fri, 18th May / Komedia / 12:30 AM
The duo of Alexandre Grynszpan and Paul Armand-Delille have created their own sound world, combining a melodic French touch with bold, exotic rhythms while staying just the right side of kitsch.
THE PSYCHOTIC MONKS (Garage/Psych)
Fri 18 May / Volks / 8:00 PM
Sat 19 May / Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar / 2:15 PM
The Paris based band play a searing, serrated take on psychedelic garage rock, steeped in history but transcending it in a blizzard of riffs and fuzzy textures.
SUPERPARKA (R’n’B/Hip Hop)
Fri, 18th May / Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar / 11:15 PM
Sat, 19th May / The Hope & Ruin / 1:30 PM
A crew of two – Paco & Simon – who sing about UFOS invasions, love Flying Lotus and create head-nodding, psychedelically inclined R’n’B and Hip-Hop.
Fri, 18th May / Jubilee Square / 3:00 PM
Sat, 19th May / Bau Wow / 7:00 PM
Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo but based in Paris, Faty and her band mix infectious Congolese rhythms and angular garage rock to riotous effect.
Booking (Europe except France): Coda Agency | Clementine Bunel | firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking (France): Olympia Prod | Antonin Despins | email@example.com
Label: Ekler’o’Shock | Matthieu Gazier | firstname.lastname@example.org