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Week #28 - The Bastille Day edition + a heavy metal treat

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Week 28!

Happy Sunday everyone! 

I hope the European readers of this newsletter are coping with the heatwave :-)

A focus on French music this week, in celebration of Bastille Day, last Wednesday. You’re probably aware of most of the mainstream bands from France, so I’ll try to dig a little deeper in my digital record shelf :-)

It has been a really tough choice, so I may have to send you another round eventually.

And, because it’s been a while, 5 french heavy metal bands as well :-)

Mansfield Tya - Bleu Lagon

Mansfield.TYA is Julia and Carla from Nantes. They play a very intimate and melancholic electronic pop music somewhere between Cat Power, Cocorosie PJ Harvey and Erik Truffaz.

We Insist - While The West Is Falling

One of my favourite bands from the parisian scene. Prog / jazz rock with a bit of influence from Queens of the stone age, Primus, At-The-Drive-In, John Zorn. 

Forever Pavot - Les cigognes nénuphars: 

Forever Pavot is another one man band, Emile Sornin, playing very Ennio Morricone-esque voodoo-psychedelic-soundtrack music.

Nosfell - Günel

Nosfell is Labyala Nosfell on guitars and vocals and Pierre Le Bourgeois on cello, telling the stories of Labyala imaginary world, Klokochazia, in a made-up idiom, Klokobetz. A more psychedelic and folk version of Sonic Youth.
Sebastian - Tetra

One of the dancefloor hits my last years in Paris (2011/2), from Sebastian first album, from the Ed Banger family.

Bonus: 5 of my favorite French metal bands

Gorod - Disavow Your God

Progressive Death Metal
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber - A New Order

Sludge Black Metal
Psykup - We Will Win This War

Progressive fusion extreme metal
Mars Red Sky - Collector

Psychedelic stoner metal
Alcest - Les Jardins de Minuit

Shoegaze Black Metal
Until the next time, Godspeed!
Thomas

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