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Posted January 18th 2012

Vive La France! 2012: Artist Profile: Air Bag One

With only a week 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.

After first watching this next act in an apartment in Paris last year, we knew that they were one of our number one picks for Vive La France! 2012.

Air Bag One come Maccabees approved, who have recently invited them to join them on their European tour no less, and we cannot stress enough that this really will be the last time you’ll get to see them such an intimate setting!

Check out their effortlessly cool single Sweet England here!

Catching up with the band earlier this week, this is what they had to say:

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

We are losing our virginity. We’ve never played out of Paris, we’ve never play abroad, so we are quite excited ! And we are happy to play with College that we like a lot. But what we are the most looking forward is to enjoy this show.

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

We suppose England has better bands because English people might have a better culture of rock. In France, we didn’t invent rock’n’roll. But we have some good writers.

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

We don’t have favorite bands but we can say that at the moment, we listen quite a lot to Phoenix and Justice as french bands are concerned. And for english bands, we listen to The Maccabees, Metronomy, Radiohead and others…
We almost only listen to english bands.

4. What’s next for band?

We are about to release our first EP, shoot our first music video, and play gigs all along the year!

Air Bag One play at the Les Inrocks presents… night at The Hope on 26th January 2012 at 8.30pm, following on from Les Inrocks’ very own JD the DJ!

For more info on Vive La France! 2012 and tickets for other shows please click here.

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