A date in Paris at the Trianon tonight gives me a chance to mention Franco-Mexican electro mariachi chanson merchants Zoufris Maracas.
Theirs is a colourful re-interpretation of chanson, reminiscent of the likes of Mano Negra in their cross-cultural mash-up that should probably be filed somewhere under punk or indie rock, rather than in the rather worthy but dull World Music section of the record store.
The band were originally a duo of Vincent Sanchez and Vincent Allard, originally from Sète n the south of France, and expanded to a fuller line up with more members.
Their first release was Et ta mère in 2011, followed by their Prison dorée album in 2012.
The band released their latest album Chienne de vie earlier this month.
The collection gets a special Disquaire Day vinyl release next month.
Their show at Le Trianon is followed by a lenthy tour all over France through April, May June and July including several festival dates.