Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains
Thursday 13th November 2014
Petit Fantôme + Babe
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £10 / £12
***We are very sorry to cancel the Frànçois and The Atlas Mountains, petit fantôme and Babe show (November 13), due to unforeseen circumstances for one of the key musicians who is no longer able to do the show. We were really looking forward to this show and the band hope to be back in the UK soon. Please get refunds from point of purchase.***
After a storming set in the Spiegeltent at The Great Escape this year, Melting Vinyl are pleased to welcome to Brighton – Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains!
Being Domino Records’ first French signing in 2011, Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains have continued to spread their wings over indie pop’s international landscape. Frànçois, who created the band, became smitten with large swathes of British music. He eschewed the typical detour to London, and exchanged south-west France for south-west England.
The band released their second album earlier this year via Domino, E Volo Love (playlisted on BBC 6 music), a stunning and wide-reaching collection that reinvigorates the band’s gene pool of influences; from Afro-pop to French chanson and Yé-yé, mixed with more Anglo-phonic guitar pop – like an aural atlas of gorgeous pop melody, zestful rhythm and lush ballads. Lyrically, the album documents another journey of personal struggle, discovery, conviction and resolution.
Joining the band are the solo projects of some of the band members : Petit Fantôme and Babe.
Petit Fantôme is the electic solo project of Pierre Loustaunau. His songs are made of “odds and ends”, full of poetic moments plundering the depth of his soul and wrapped in well-crafted pop melodies.
Babe is Glasgow and Bordeaux based, their music couples the group’s international outlook through chamber pop sensibilities to foster something unique and engaging.
“A kaleidoscope of charming sounds”. – DIY Magazine