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Mondkopf: The Spirit and the Feeling
26/06/2009

The 23-year-old producer of 'Galaxy of Nowhere', which at its best restores a spiritual intensity to dance music, tells Rockfort where he's coming from. read more...

Emily Loizeau: Nature Girl
17/06/2009

Those in the know – visitors to Rockfort – will have seen Emily play London’s Institute Français earlier this month. Devoted to songs from ‘Pays Sauvage’, the show was a taster for what should be a fertile autumn for Emily. Rockfort got a British exclusive on the new album. read more...

 

Exhibition Road Music Day 2009
10/06/2009

21 June means Fête de la musique in France, and the UK equivalent is Exhibition Road Music Day. Rockfort has a short guide to this year's event. read more...

Filles Sourires: Guuzbourg, the 'Gentil Garcon'
03/06/2009

Guuzbourg is the Dutch blogger who catalogues his love of French female singers on his 'Filles Souries' blog. This has already spilled over into the 'Filles Fragiles' compilations, but now he's attending to the guys on 'Gentils Garçons'. Rockfort finds out about the origins of his obsession, and whether his wife ever gets jealous. read more...

Franklin: Trip Home
30/05/2009

Montpellierain Frank Rabeyrolles aka Double U has assumed a new guise as Franklin and, on debut 'Every Now and Then', has arranged an affecting marriage between electronic pop and American psychedelia. He tells Rockfort about why the album is like "coming home". read more...

Rockfort Live!
27/05/2009

Since its inception, Rockfort has been organising live events in London, featuring the best up-and-coming and established French talent. Our latest enterprise finds us at the French Institute on 9 June, presenting filmed interviews and performances from Emily Loizeau, Anne Pigalle and Holden. read more...

The Valérie Collective: Friends Electric
22/05/2009

Rockfort takes a look at the world of the Valérie Collective, a group of post-French Touch electronic music makers from Nantes, all children of the 80s obsessed with the glossy US pop songs, films and TV series of their youth. read more...

Nouvelle Vague: New Wave Goodbye?
12/05/2009

Rockfort talks to Marc Collin, Nouvelle Vague's lynchpin, about the group's new album due this summer (called '3'), which comes full circle by having original post-punk stars like Ian McCulloch and Terry Hall joining in with the bossa re-interpretations of early 80s classics. read more...

John and Jehn: Work in Progress
06/05/2009

With the duo's new single, 'Oh My Love', out in the UK, Rockfort catches up with the coolest couple in French rock, John and Jehn (aka Nicolas and Camille), to get the latest on the progress of their second album. read more...

Sexy Sushi: In the Raw
04/05/2009

The acerbic, punky electro-pop duo are part of a thriving scene in Nantes that also includes the Valérie collective and Mansfield TYA – in fact, Sexy Sushi may well have more than a passing acquaintance with both, but they’re not giving anything away! read more...