Back to school week !
To avoid the gloomy feeling that generally comes with it, let us lead you towards the best French Music live selection this week, coming in a venue near you…
Tuesday 4th September : AFRICA EXPRESS @ THE ARCHES, GLASGOW
The Africa Express train is touring the UK this week, with on its board for some unique musical experience Damon Albarn + Tony Allen + Amadou & Mariam + Carl Barât + Toumani Diabate + Fatoumata Diawara + Jupiter & Okwess Int’l + Kano + Krar Collective + Kyla La Grange + Baaba Maal + Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club) + Temper Trap + Rokia Traoré & many more.
Head to the Kililive website for more infos on all dates & tickets.
Wednesday 5th September : TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB + CITIZENS! @ MANCHESTER SOUND CONTROL, MANCHESTER
Fresh from the press, TDCC 2nd album ‘Beacons’ (Kitsuné) landed this Monday in the shelves. They just announce a new tour for May 2013 with a headline at London’s Alexandra Palace. Support on the tour comes from Kitsuné labelmate Citizens! , who will also play a special show in London on Sept 7th.
Tickets this way : http://www.soundcontrolmanchester.co.uk/
Thursday 6th September : GUSH @ BESTIVAL, ISLE OF WIGHT
Returning to London after a special Olympics performance at the French Olympic House this summer, our four Kings-Of-Leon-haired-styled boys from Paris,
I’m afraid Bestival’s sold out now, yo. But if you have your ticket make sure to find your way to their stage !
Friday 7th September : OLIVER @ THE NEST, LONDON
OLIVER is Vaughn Oliver & Oliver Goldstein. A production duo built to take arms against a sea of sonic trouble, signed on Kitsuné and who will grace the stage of The Nest for their first ever UK live performance this Friday . Lookout kids, as here is the next big thing from the hype label.
TICKETS ARE HERE and only £7. The Nest will also be the host of Surkin & Birdy Nam Nam shows in the coming weeks, respectively on the 14th & on the 28th.
Saturday 8th September : HYPHEN HYPHEN @ THE LEXINGTON, LONDON
Gracing the stage of the Lexington this Saturday and after a well noticed performance at French major festival Rock En Seine a couple of weeks back, the 4 piece band from Nice offers its mix of rock & pop that will remind you of Klaxons but errr, with a much better voice
Make sure you click attending on the PARIS IS BURNING Facebook event for a £5 discount entry
Sunday 9th September : LA FANFARE EN PETARD @ BESTIVAL, ISLE OF WIGHT
La Fanfare is back for a UK tour, this week, with stops in London gracing the Trafalgar Square stage for the Paralympics on Friday, and will head down to the Isle of Wight on Sunday for Bestival.
Monday 11th September : NAH, IT’S REST DAY.