A band that have impressed me of late are Parisian soul stylists French Boutik. They describe their music as "La Nouvelle pop Moderniste" and have a brand new pair of 45's out on 6 September entitled Ici Paris. The tunes in question are released on copaseDisques and capture a pop sensibility mixed with a Gallic charm that grows on you with each play. I can hear elements of northern soul and classic British beat, combined with Gainsbourg-esque songwriting and a deftness of delivery. The band - Zelda, Serge, Elian, Iky, Gabs - have produced a promo video that oozes with quality and Parisian cool. It's just what you need to put you in the mood for catching the Eurostar and checking out the Left Bank.
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More French brilliance to come in the next few days. Watch this space.