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Laetitia Sadier: Silencio
17/07/2012

On her second solo album, the Stereolab/Monade singer meditates on silence - but not before having raised her voice against austerity and “financial markets, ratings agencies and the G20". read more...

Don Niño: In the Backyard of Your Mind
29/05/2012

Nicolas Laureau, one of two brothers at the heart of Nlf3, pursues his solo project on a fourth album full of introspection and exploration. Joe Shooman nods along. read more...

Barbara Carlotti: L’Amour, L’Argent, Le Vent
23/04/2012

Carlotti unveils a new, lushly-produced opus on which she sings of being "naked". Kieron Tyler wonders how much she's really exposing herself, and how much is tantalising tease. read more...

L'Ocelle Mare: Serpentement
22/03/2012

Thomas Bonvalet, formerly of folk-noise duo Cheval de Frise, has produced his most rich and vivid solo work to date, recorded in a Protestant temple in Bergerac. read more...

Johnny Hallyday: Jamais Seul
20/03/2012

In collaboration with -M-, Hallyday rocks hard and pays tribute to icons and old friends like John and Paul, and Jimi Hendrix. Kieron Tyler investigates whether he has put his bull-like roar to good use this time round. read more...

Yeti Lane: The Echo Show
29/02/2012

The sparkling, spacious psychedelia on Yeti Lane's second album already marks it out as one of the records of the year, according to Kieron Tyler. read more...

La Grande Sophie: La Place Du Fantôme
27/02/2012

The new album from Sophie Huriaux sets the bar exceptionally high for Gallic pop this year, says Kieron Tyler. read more...

Doctor L: The Great Depression
27/02/2012

Doctor L, aka Franco-Irish musician Liam Farrell, has passed through French rock groups (Les Rita Mitsouko, Les Wampas) and rap groups (Assassin). Joe Shooman delves into an album where he has marshalled a cast of musicians incuding Tony Allen, Asa and Antibalas. read more...

Noir Désir: Soyons Désinvoltes, N'Ayons L'Air De Rien
17/02/2012

A new compilation charts the history of one of France's most revered (at least in their own country) rock bands. Kieron Tyler's not sure he understands the appeal. read more...

Birdy Nam Nam: Defiant Order
01/02/2012

Birdy Nam Nam continue their transformation from ace turntablists into purveyors of sledgehammer house. Kieron Tyler feels battered into (almost) submission. read more...