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Cercueil: Buried Treasure
22/12/2009

In our review from Les Transmusicales de Rennes 2009, we described Cercueil as a "dark, ghostly mix of updated Cold Wave electronic pop and guitar noise." Here, the group talk about the working methods and being slaves - or not - to the machine. read more...

Coeur de Pirate: Hooking Hearts
22/12/2009

While on tour in Europe before heading back home to Quebec, the latest Canadian chanteuse to invade the French charts recently played her first date in the UK, at the Luminaire. Rockfort had what it takes to confront and interview the ‘belle rebelle’. read more...

Trans Mission: Les Transmusicales de Rennes 2009
10/12/2009

A festival in the cold and wet of December might not be everyone's idea of fun, but the unique flavour of Les Transmusicales de Rennes (and of the local speciality, galette-saucisse) makes it well worth the trip to France's North-West. Rockfort tested it for you. read more...

Lille Calling: When Rockfort Met 'La Marmite'
10/12/2009

On 13 June 2008 at the Windmill in Brixton, Rockfort hosted three acts from Lille: Jonaz, Lena Deluxe and Genjini. They are all supported by La Marmite, an organisation that promotes and aids the development of artists in the Nord-Pas de Calais region. Here, we're delighted to present some photos from the event  - better late than never! read more...

La Féline: Cat People
09/12/2009

The eponymous debut EP from La Féline is the most entrancingly low-key surprise of this end-of-year, both earthy and ethereal. Singer Agnès Gayraud gives Rockfort a charming insight into the band and their inspirations. read more...

GaBLé: "We're going to sing with a choir of old women"
16/11/2009

In the back of their old French police van, Rockfort spoke to Caen's GaBLé,a remarkable trio who, with their joyously sinister patchworks of folk, hip-hop and electronics, produced one of the highlights of the French year, 'I'm Ok'. read more...

"Magma, c'est moi": Christian Vander Interview Pt 2
12/11/2009

In the second and concluding part of our interview with drummer Christian Vander, the founder of the legendary Magma talks about the Kobaïan language he invented, the musicians he plays with today - and how he met his wife and fellow traveller in Magma, Stella. read more...

Magma Man: Christian Vander Interview Pt 1
11/11/2009

Following on from Rockfort's radio special on Christian Vander and his mythical progressive group, Magma (formed in Paris in 1969), Rockfort presents the first part of an English-language transcript, as well as a tracklist for the show. read more...

Sophie Calle: Up Close and Personal
31/10/2009

Rockfort looks at the intimate world of one of the greatest living conceptual artists. read more...

Melanie Pain: Pain Is Her Pleasure
26/10/2009

The Nouvelle Vague singer says she doesn't mind people mispronouncing her name, and reveals that her love of Britpop will be in evidence on a forthcoming single. read more...