Sequence – Stealing Sheep
Arguably one of the more stranger bands that I’d happily listen to, and definitely one of the most interesting musically. I first came across the trio from Liverpool when I heard the track Greed – also from their second album ‘Not Real’ – which has an intriguing tribalistic and hypnotic introduction, aptly fitting with the previous statement. Sequence is the opening track from the album, and like many of the others, is worth a headphones session to ensure a proper listen.
Sur la Planche – La Femme
I have to admit that I discovered this French group through the latest Renault ‘Captur’ tv ad. I believe the title translates to On the Board (with regards to surfing) and away from this line I have little knowledge of the meaning of the lyrics throughout the rest of the single. Nonetheless a very catchy and quick paced track that I can enjoy without having a clue as to what story is being told, which is always a good sign.
Le Chrome et le Coton – Jérôme Echenoz
I seem to be following some sort of theme this week, as my third and final track for this post is also French, and also discovered through a TV advertisement for a car (Citroen DS3 if you’re interested). What I enjoy about this track is the narrative it creates between the two characters singing, and for once enjoy the consistency of the slow paced music throughout. If you’re wondering, the English translation for the title is Chromium and Cotton.