Category Archives: France

SONG OF THE DAY Mazouni – Je pense à celle

 Ahhh..why has it taken me so long to share this song?? I thought I had featured the wonders of Mazouni many weeks ago, but I haven’t it would seem!! So here goes! One thing’s for sure, I’m not spoilt for … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Guy Conquette — Assez Fait Cancan

Next month London’s Strut Records are to release the first ever compilation series that will access the archives of one of the greatest of all French Caribbean labels, Disques Debs. Originally established by Henri Debs during the late 1950’s, the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Akalé Wubé – Alègntayé feat. Genet Asefa (Grant Phabao Remix)

Ethiopian grooves, made in Paris….. Akalé Wubé (translating from Amharic as “beauty of the soul”) are a French 5-piece made up of band members, Paul Shield (trumpet, bugle, krar , percussion), Étienne de la Sayette (saxophones, flutes, mbira, keyboards), Loïc Réchard (guitar), Oliver Degabriele (bass) and David … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Marie Modiano – Guérir ma colère

Today’s song is the product of an extensive night of music searching and is a random find that has got right into my head!… Marie Modiano is a French singer/songwriter, lyricist and composer who has been releasing her music since … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Slift – The Sword

“A deafening mass where both guitar and drums, aligned formation, repeat repetitive riffs. The frenzied swaying and incessant screams are resolutely garage, but like the sacrosanct Oh Sees, the psychedelic music of the 70’s (kraut and space rock at the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY TH da Freak – Slugs

Always keeping a close eye on what the French DIY garage-psych label, Howlin’ Banana Records are promoting or putting out, I’ve had the pleasure of discovering Slugs today!  Not the slithery, slow-moving type either I hasten to add, but the song-type, with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kaviar Special – Starving

Today’s little number has a catchy tune and snappy beat, quite the perfect blend for an all round fetching song don’t you think? Released via the awesome French Psych label, Howlin’ Banana Records, (read & hear more in my January … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kaviar Special – Highway

If, like me, you are into all things psychedelic, then be sure to check out the French label Howlin’ Banana Records.  Establishing themselves back in 2011, Howlin’ Banana are based in Paris and specialise in the releases of garage, pop … Continue reading

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