A warm summer is upon us, and we've been making the most of it before France takes the month of August off.
There's been lost of French bands playing at festivals, whether established acts like Phoenix or Guetta at events like Glastobury or T in the Park to more developing acts like Owlle and Miss Kittin at Lovebox, there's been a higher profile than ever for French acts.
There's more to come this month, of course, with Melody's Echo Chamber and We Were Evergreen playing festival dates. Much to look forward to in the next few weeks.
While I'm sure much of it is down to the popularity of our friends in the metal helmets, I'd like to think that these bands are getting the publicity they deserve on their own merits, for the simple reason that they all sound so different from Daft Punk.
Also pleased to see that we went over a total of 600 posts on this old blog in July, and the number of visitors continues to be healthy.
As always, I can be contacted on johnkilbrideAThotmailDOTcom, with the appropriate punctuation where you'd expect it to be.
We're also on Twitter as @viveleroq or you can find me at @karnag
Thanks again to the record companies and promoters who have been in touch, it's always very encouraging, and thanks again to the Institut francais in London and the French Music Office in London.
Merci et à bientôt