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Posted January 11th 2012

Countdown to Vive La France! 2012! Concrete Knives stop by!

With only two weeks to go to the fourth annual Vive La France! Festival of French Music and Culture, we thought it would be a good time to introduce you to some of the acts set to provide the joie de vivre to 2012’s event.

First up, and already championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq and Rob Da Bank, Concrete Knives joined us by the wonders of modern technology for a chat in Melting Vinyl HQ.

And here’s what these charming garcons et filles had to say:

1. What are you most looking forward to about playing Vive La France in Brighton?

It’s very special to play in Brighton. Many artists we love are from this city like Electrelane or the Go! Team. We know that there is a special atmosphere here. The festival “Vive la France” gives us the chance to play and present our music to this audience. We are very excited.

2. How does the music scene in France differ to the UK?

In France, artists are spoiled or privileged. In England, it’s more “DIY”, it makes more creative I think. But it gradually changes here, that’s fine.

3. What’s you favourite French band and your favourite UK band at the moment?

A band from Paris called Caandides. Very talented. And in the UK, we ‘re working with Breton at this time, they are amazing. But one the best LP this year is “Happy Soup” of Baxter Dury.

4. What’s next for Concrete Knives?

We currently record our first album called “Be Your Own King” with Dan Levy of “The Do” Band. It will be released in September 2012 in France and hopefully in the UK. We continue to play in France and probably in the United States in spring. A large and fast program.

Concrete Knives play The Hope on 27th January 2012 at 9.15pm.

Check out their rather excellent Greyhound Racing live in this recent performance!

For more info and tickets please click here.

Stay tuned for more artists features and interviews in the coming days.