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JC Superstar
24/03/2009

As Serge Gainsbourg's classic 'Histoire de Melody Nelson' gets a sparkling reissue, Rockfort presents an excerpt from a 2006 interview for Resonance FM with the brilliant architect of the album's sound, arranger and composer Jean-Claude Vannier. read more...

Gringo Star
20/03/2009

Somewhere between The Specials, Beck and Dick Dale lies Barth, whose most recent album ‘Cuchillo’ sees him take on a spaghetti western alter-ego. He tells Rockfort the story. read more...

Spirited Away
17/03/2009

Holden's fourth album 'Fantomatisme', recorded in Chile, is another work of deceptive emotional and sonic complexity, and sees them continue their fruitful collaboration with producer AtomTM. Mocke, guitarist and songwriter (together with partner Armelle), talks to Rockfort about the group's "ghostly" sound. read more...

Past Perfect
13/03/2009

Franco-American combo Moriarty's apparently olde-worlde blend of folk, blues, jazz and cabaret has won them huge success in France and a burgeoning following worldwide. They tell Rockfort why they're really "retro-futurists", how the tried to "map" their own songs, and about their musical Utopia. read more...

Automatiq for the People
10/03/2009

Eddy from Automatiq, whose unwieldily-titled 'Automatiq Veut Juste Sauver le Monde et Baisier Ta Femme' is reviewed here, talks to Ludovic Merle about his group's 'high-standard mainstream' music. read more...

Vive Le Punk
06/03/2009

Everyone on this side of La Manche appears to have forgotten the Gallic year-zero punks - apart from Kieron Tyler, that is, who reckons that the role of Métal Urbain and their confreres in punk rock history has been unjustly neglected. read more...

Ça Plane Pour CinéMoi
04/03/2009

CinéMoi, currently available on Sky, is the world's first channel devoted to French cinema. Julien Planté,  who is in charge of CinéMoi's programming, speaks to Rockfort about this unique, and very welcome, addition to the TV landscape. read more...

Three Piece Sweet
04/03/2009

 

Following on from their marvellous Echotropic EP, Paris-based NLF3 – lynchpins of the Prohibited label – have delivered the goods on ‘Ride On a Brand New Time’, a rich, heady but perfectly palatable long player (see Reviews). Joe Shooman prods them a little for answers. read more...

Breut Force
03/03/2009

Born in Cherbourg but currently resident in Belgium, chanteuse Francoiz Breut has recently released her fourth, and best, album 'À L’Aveuglette'. She talks to Rockfort about her beginnings with partner (musical and otherwise) Dominique A, her collaborations with Calexico and writing lyrics for the first time. read more...