Thursday, 21 May 2015

French acts at Liverpool Sound City

Another weekend city festival takes place in the UK this weekend, and again there's a considerable French presence.

The Sound City event in Liverpool sees three days of music at the docklands area.

Big names include The Vaccines, the Flaming Lips and Belle and Sebastian, as well as the likes of the Thurston Moore Band, Swans and Peace, but scattered across the bill that encompassed eight stages and dozens of acts, are some of the best current French talent.

Sunday at the Atlantic Stage sees Gaspard Royant, no stranger to this blog, perform. His is a stylish take on retro rock 'n'roll, he'll go down well on the bill alongside Belle and Sebastian.

Royant's set is in the afternoon, and making the most of his tie in the north of England, he also plays in Manchester the same day, with a show at 10pm at the Whiskey Jar

Aquaserge play on the Saturday at the North Stage. They've been playing a few dates in the UK and have certainly established themselves as a name to drop amongst those who are well-informed about what's going on.

HollySiz and C.A.R are two acts that made an impression at the Great Escape. I've featured C.A.R. repeatedly on this blog, so her show at the North Stage on Sunday at 5.30 is well worth catching. If you can't make it, C.A.R also play on June 11 at The Shacklewell Arms in London.


HollySiz meanwhile released her debut album My Name Is in 2013, with the single Come Back To Me reaching the French top 30. She's the half sister of  actor Vincent Cassel and daughter of  Jean-Pierre Cassel.

 HollySiz play the North Stage on Friday at 3.30.

Another act that are well worth attention are NLF3, whose instrumental post rock soundtracks imaginary films that need to be made, as well as pretty nifty videos that have been made.

NLF3 play the Cargo Stage on Saturday at 1.15pm.

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