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Download Vulgaires Machins New Acoustic Album (and pay what you like)

September 6, 2011

You could do worse things right now than pay a visit to the Boutique area of the Vulgaires Machins website. Today the band released an eleven-track acoustic album which they are allowing you to download for whatever price you would like to pay. This includes the ability to download for free in exchange for your […]

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La Ruda’s Odéon 1014 Released Today

March 21, 2011

I’m off to the gym to try to cycle another 12 miles on one of those evil bikes. Hopefully my mind will be somewhat distracted from the grim reality of my lack of fitness by La Ruda’s new album, Odéon 1014, which I have just picked up from the Amazon MP3 store, which, happily was […]

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French Radio London Launches Today

November 17, 2010

Today sees the launch of French Radio London which is aimed at the 400,000 strong community of francophones living in London. As it is close to impossible to find a French radio station that plays anything other than a majority of anglophone music, I will be interested to hear the percentage of French speaking music […]

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La Belle Étoile finally available for download in the UK!

December 3, 2009

I’ve just performed my regular check for La Belle Étoile across the UK online music stores and it has recently become available on both iTunes and Amazon. Unfortunately there is currently a problem with the Amazon widget creator which means that I have only been able to include seven tracks from the album on the […]

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What makes a great live performance, Part I

November 10, 2009

Babylon Circus, Bristol UK, Halloween 2009 I took the picture to the left at a Babylon Circus gig this Halloween just gone. I’d seen them in London a few days previously and absolutely had to see them again before they left the UK to continue their tour in France where they were, incidentally, supported by […]

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What a petite terre

November 3, 2009

Two weeks ago I was searching for something fresh. I was really looking for some new French singing rock band. I didn’t find much – I came across one track by Bony Hide which, although pretty good and indeed like gold when compared with some of the horrors I’d been listening to that day, didn’t […]

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Babylon Circus Opening the Prix Europa

November 1, 2009

I’ve just come across this YouTube video. It’s Babylon Circus opening the Prix Europa 2009 with Perdu from their album La Belle Étoile. I was glad to see this as they had opened with this song in London on the 26th October and it was an absolute stormer which set the tone for the whole […]

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Babylon Circus in Bristol

November 1, 2009

I’m not really focused enough to write much but I wanted to write something while I was still deaf. It’s 5am here in London and I’ve just driven back from Bristol after seeing Babylon Circus on the final night of the UK leg of their European tour. They were brilliant again as they had been […]

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Oh my God, Babylon Circus are really good

October 27, 2009

“Oh my God, they’re really good” were the words spoken by my girlfriend at the end of the second song of Babylon Circus’s appearance last night in Camden Town, home of Madness, who, if you didn’t already know, are one of the greatest bands of all time. My cousin also came with me to this […]

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The radioactive beets show

October 23, 2009

I mentioned in my last post that I had discovered two new albums while browsing XTrib.com. The first was the monkey album. The second is an album from 2007 called The Radioactive Beets Show by Les Gars Dans L’coin. You can listen to extracts from this album as well as extracts from their 2009 EP […]

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