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General Bye Bye

General Bye Bye, from Montreuil (Paris) France came in to existence back in 2008 – after a hiatus the foursome became a threesome comprising – Philippe Beer-Gabel (guitars, vocals, melodica and kantele), Emmanuel Quirié (keys and synth) and Etienne Gillet (drums, guitar and backing vocal), to generate synthesis of instrumentation.   General Bye Bye, fill […]


Plastiscines, from Paris in France are currently a trio, comprising – Katty Besnard (vocal/guitar), Louise Basilien (bass) and Anaïs Vandevyvere (drums). After forming in 2006 after meeting up at a Libertines gig, the band was quickly picked up by Maxime Schmitt (Kraftwerk producer). Teetering on the edge of mainstream plastic pop, Plastiscines successfully negotiate the […]

Strange Hands

Well I learn something new everyday, there I was thinking Bordeaux in France was merely the home of the best wines and food from around the world and then Strange Hands hit my inbox. Formed back in 2008, the trio of Victor, Melvyn and Lucas decided to eschew bass guitar and launch their take on […]

My girlfriend is better than yours

My girlfriend is better than yours, from Paris in France are a duet comprising Olivier Marguerit and Laurie Lassalle, who got together in 2006 and have developed a surrealist, electro pop, folk style which is uniquely theirs. Olivier is a busy musician involved with numerous projects and Laurie a successful director of documentaries and videos. […]


It has taken some time for me to get round to writing about indie bands from France and Chicros, from Paris are a great place to start. Philippe Monthaye (vocals / keyboards / guitar), Mathieu Warsky (vocals / keyboards / harmonica / guitars / bass), Olivier Marguerit (guitars / vocals / string arrangements / keyboard […]

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