All posts filed under: French Music

Smelly Interludes : Music Gigs : Top 5 Smells

Music gigs are magic. There’s nothing like hearing live music to transport you from daily life. Last week I attended two gigs which is totally out of the ordinary. I would love to see and hear more music acts but Paris gets everything and occasionally an […]

New French Music : Lou Doillon : Lay Low

Lou Doillon the French singer / actress / model has one of those gravelly low key voices. She speaks more than sings with a raw sound accompanied by some great melodies. Her debut album Places was critically acclaimed and she won the Best Female Artist at the […]

Saturday Sounds : More Frenchy Chic : Hyphen Hyphen

Two French tunes that I love at the moment are from young Nice quartet Hyphen Hyphen made up of Samanta Cotta, Laura Christin, Romain Adamo and and Zacharie Schutte. They bring a beguiling mix of rock, pop, disco and electro to the party. Here’s the single Just Need […]

My 2014 Perfume Favourites : Read All About It

Here’s a round-up of my perfume favourites from this year.  Admittedly I have not tried anywhere near the hundreds of perfumes that have been released in 2014, however my first New Years resolution is to try and sniff more in 2015! Mainstream Favourites Feminine Guerlain […]

15 French Tunes: A Playlist To Get You Humming

You’ve no doubt listened to Serge Gainsbourg – surely France’s best known and loved musician if not by the French then definitely by the rest of the world. However since moving to France I’ve wanted to get beyond the familiar tunes.  To stretch the musical repertoire […]

Sunday Ramblings: Favourite November Tunes

Not everyone is a fan of Spotify and other music streaming platforms such as Soundcloud, particularly musicians.  Witness Taylor Swift removing her entire back catalogue recently from Spotify whilst  Radiohead’s Thom Yorke proclaimed it to be “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse.”  There are problems with […]