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French Boutik


"They call it Pop Moderniste. I call it bloody marvellous." - Shindig

This Paris-based 'pop moderniste' quartet is truly original, with a unique vision of modern French pop where elegance and power collide to generate a distinctive outfit of many harmonic faces. The 4 sharp dressed Franco-Americans take the 'moderniste' element of their tagline seriously and avoid retro deja vu while still maintaining a clear nod to their 1960's influences.

What exactly is Pop Moderniste? A unique combination of influences ranging from 60s standards like Dutronc and the Kinks, to early punk and powerpop from XTC and the Jam, but with all the French Boutik trademarks : Unusual but catchy melodies, sharp French and English lyrics, strong harmonies, chiming and slightly psychedelic guitar and assertive bass and drums, all underscored with smooth Wurlitzer and Hammond organ sounds courtesy of guest Popincourt.

After 3 sold out vinyl EPs, the Boutik have just released their first full length album, Front Pop, on CopaseDisques (vinyle) and Detour Records UK (cd).

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