When: 7.30pm on Sunday 29 January 2012
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE
We’re excited to be promoting a headline show for Domino artists Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains.
The delightful French singer-songwriter, musician and animator Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains brings his collection of Gallic chamber-pop and chanson to the UK, performing songs from his latest album E Volo Love.
Recently signed to Domino Records, Fránçois’ playful vocals croon above electronic beats, African rhythms, rich piano chords, shimmering electric guitars and an all-female polyphonic vocal group to create a colourful sound-world.
‘There are echoes of the House of Love, Stereolab and Wild Beasts, with Marry’s intimate vocals staying on the right side of fey throughout’ – 4*, Q
‘A tour de force of French pop eccentricity’ – The Word
‘It’s a dreamlike amalgamation of French and English lyrics over lifting acoustic guitars and impressionistic pianos – part Adrian Orange joyous freedom, part Erik Satie sad melancholia’ – The Stool Pigeon
Support comes from Joel Nicholson, aka Butcher The Bar. Signed to Morr Music (Múm, Amiina, The Go Find, Telekinesis) Joel makes subtle pop songs that are somewhat reminiscent of label-mates Seabear, but also of indie-pop greats such as The Lucksmiths. His second album, For Each a Future Tethered, was released in June 2011, and the band recently toured with Death Cab For Cutie.