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Vive La France! 2012 feat. Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws, Justine Taton, Sing Sing My Darling, Transformer DJs (French Connection)

Friday 27th January 2012

Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws, Justine Taton, Sing Sing My Darling, Transformer DJs (French Connection)

At The Green Door Store

Doors 7:00 pm

Price Free / Gratuit

Vive La France! 2012 presents…

Between the 26th – 28th January 2012, Melting Vinyl, in association with Bureau Export, welcomes to Brighton an impressive collection of French artists and labels for the fourth annual Vive la France! Festival. Making its home in the bohemian and cosmopolitan North Laines, four venues will provide outlets for an eclectic mix of explosive Electro-Pop, enchanting Chanson, ever popular performances from local French artists under the ‘French Connection’ banner as well as a hearty dose of French-infused World Music, Hip Hop, and Cinema; all guaranteed to impress both connoisseurs and newcomers to the scene.

We are also delighted announce that Vive La France! 2012 will be brought to you in association with 5 cultural taste-makers: The Line of Best Fit, French Radio London, Les Inrockuptibles, Plateau & Mange Tout.

Back at the Green Door Store, we have a night of diverse and fascinating artistry lined up. Opening will be Transformer DJs. Described by Q magazine as ‘Dapper disco mavericks and the only British band capable of turning any venue they play into a dream version of The Danceteria…’, this lot are the ultimate party outfit, and the three-piece, who’ve played alongside Hot Chip, Friendly Fires and many more, will be making their return to VLF! in style with a French pop inspired DJ set.

Next up are Toulouse four-piece, Sing Sing My Darling. Already firm favourites at Melting Vinyl HQ, and their irrepressible yet wonderfully palatable pop-rock is sure to go down a storm at VLF! 2012. Many in France and beyond are feting them for ‘next big thing’ status, and with infectious singles such as ‘Disco Love’, be sure to get down and check out what all the fuss is about.

VLF! 2012 are delighted to welcome a truly prodigious talent, Justine Taton. Immersed in music her whole life and growing up in Montpellier, in the south of France, on a diet of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Jacques Brel, and Edith Piaf, Justine’s amazing versatility as a writer and performer of mesmerizing pop have been much admired, both timeless and effortlessly contemporary.

Last but by no means least is Phoebe Killdeer, who has come to the attention of the world through her involvement with Nouvelle Vague, but whose solo project – showcased tonight – has seen her create something remarkably different. With influences including Nick Cave and Tom Waits, her music with ‘The Short Straws’ is dark and sultry, rooted in the sweat, grit and sexuality of the blues.