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Vive La France! 2012 feat. Turzi Electronic Experience, Concrete Knives, Halfway (French Connection), L'Amour Electronique DJs

Friday 27th January 2012

Turzi Electronic Experience, Concrete Knives, Halfway (French Connection), L'Amour Electronique DJs

At The Hope & Ruin

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £5 / £6

Vive La France! 2012 present…

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.

Opening up day two of Vive La France will be Brighton four-piece Halfway. This lot draw from the UK, France and all corners of the musical world to create a nuanced, unclassifiable new hybrid, using and abusing traditional rock instrumentation but consistently defying expectations. Theirs is an intriguing stylistic puzzle, but one that’s well worthy of your time.

Harking back to the quirky, exuberant alternative-pop of the eighties, next band up Concrete Knives may be revivalists, but they’re effortlessly likeable. Inspired by rooting through their parents’ vinyl collections , this Caen outfit have crafted an exciting cocktail of sounds and styles that’s guaranteed to get you dancing!

Finally, we bring you Turzi Electronic Experience. Highly rated by influential tastemakers like Pitchfork and admired by their esteemed countrymen in Air, who signed them to their ‘Record Makers’ label, Turzi, led by the eponymous Roman Turzi, have earned their friends in high places with the strength and individuality of their complex, darkly hewn electronica… this will be an experience you won’t forget.