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Coeur De Pirate: S/T
15/01/2010

Singer-songwriter Béatrice Martin was a MySpace sensation in Canada and then made a big splash in France last year. Kieron Tyler thinks there's substance to back up her rapid rise to French fame. read more...

Charlotte Gainsbourg: IRM
05/01/2010

Kieron Tyler finds that, working with Beck, the daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin has steered clear of undemanding homage and travelled into unpredictable, unsettling territory. read more...

Etienne Jaumet: Night Music
19/11/2009

Etienne Jaumet is the half of Parisian duo Zombie Zombie that isn’t also the drummer in Herman Dune. Kieron Tyler investigates his noctural world. read more...

Rock Rock Rock: French Rock 'n' Roll 1956-1959
06/11/2009

Kieron Tyler assesses a fascinating - and funny - compendium of France's earliest rock 'n' roll releases. read more...

Joakim: Milky Ways
14/10/2009

Joe Shooman tries to catch all the nuances of the electro wizard's live-sounding fusion of disco, robot funk, atmospheric soundscapes and genuine pop moments. read more...

Sylvie Vartan: Toutes Peines Confondues
14/10/2009

Kieron Tyler finds the sexagenarian pop star, and former Mrs Johnny Hallyday, caught in an 80s timewarp. read more...

Tumbélé: Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds From the French Caribbean, 1963-74
07/10/2009

A thrlling new compilation is a window onto the sound of Guadeloupe and Martinique from the mid-to-late 60s onwards. Kieron Tyler picks his way through the assorted gems. read more...

Zak Laughed: The Last Memories of My Old House
30/09/2009

Kieron Tyler delves further into the Clermont-Ferrand folk scene with the debut release of a teenage songwriter who has an old head on his young shoulders. read more...

Get Back Guinozzi!: Carpet Madness
28/09/2009

The dub-tinged debut from Eglantine Gouzy's new five-piece band is a near-perfect soundtrack to an Indian summer, according to Jin Ho. read more...

Turzi: B
03/09/2009

The second album from Record Makers' king of 'choucroute rock', which features guest appearances from Bobby Gillespie and Brigitte Fontaine, is bigger and bolder than his debut. But is it better, asks David McKenna? read more...