Ici le Jour (a tout enseveli) may not be the easiest title for an anglophone audience, but the charms of this collection are easy for anyone to grasp.
Feu! Chatterton present a sound that's soaked in French musical heritage, while being sharp enough for a 21st century post-indie audience. Effortlessly classy.
This album should establish them as one of France's finest.
I'll be very surprised if there's not some recognition for this band and this album in next year's Victoires de la musique awards, at very least.
Feu! Chatterton are on tour at the moment, with a sold-out show at Le Trianon in Paris on October 19, and anther show there on December 11.
Last night, meanwhile, saw the well-turned out Frenchmen perform on the Canal+ flagship show Le Grand Journal.