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John and Jehn: Time for the Devil
06/04/2010

The ultra-hip pair have built up a formidable live reputation and been hailed in France as conquering heroes - but there's too much pose and not enough substance on their second long-player, argues Kieron Tyler. read more...

Arnaud Fleurent-Didier: La Reproduction
22/03/2010

Apparently coming out of nowhere (actually he was releasing records in Japan) Arnaud Fleurent-Didier has become the latest standard-bearer for lush, literary Gallic pop. Kieron Tyler celebrates his emergence. read more...

Silvain Vanot: Bethesda
09/03/2010

Normandy-born Silvain Vanot is steeped in Neil Young-style Americana but has recorded his latest album in north Wales. Kieron Tyler surveys his hybrid landscape. read more...

Ninca Leece: There Is No One Else When I Lay Down and Dream
02/03/2010

Kieron Tyler finds that the Berlin-dwelling electro pop chanteuse rapidly shakes off the influence of Björk to establish her own diverse, border-hopping sound. read more...

Plastiscines: About Love
23/02/2010

Joe Shooman has mixed feelings about the punky girl-group's second album - an airbrished take on classic, power-chord rock. read more...

EDH: Pr├ędature
13/02/2010

David McKenna celebrates the latest opus by Emanuelle de Héricourt - also known for her work with producer Hypo - which is perfectly poised between playfulness and seriousness, mess and finesse. read more...

Emilie Simon: The Big Machine
08/02/2010

The elfin singer's latest album sees her take a sharp turn into English-language, New York-inspired pop, shedding much of what made her unique in the first place, reckons Cat Conway. read more...

Pascal Comelade: A Freak Serenade
03/02/2010

The latest album from the Catalan maverick is a joyous journey through a fertile imagination. Kieron Tyler enjoys the ride. read more...

FILM: A Prophet (Un Proph├Ęte)
25/01/2010

Kevin Money admires the meaty storytelling of Jacques Audiard's gangster epic - the finest film of its kind in years. read more...

69: Novo Rock
18/01/2010

Two-thirds of grunge-era act Sloy have been reborn as 69. David McKenna finds out whether their post-punk inspired debut album has the 'X' factor. read more...