OOH LA LA FESTIVAL: Lescop + Tomorrow's World + Christine And The Queens
Thu Oct 24 2013
Photo: Debbie Ball
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Aug 22 2013
Ooh La La, an international festival of contemporary French music, holds its first London series. The focus on the last night of the series is on electro-pop: a hugely popular and well-executed genre among French artists. The classy, Eighties-toned pop of Lescop, who headlines tonight, will come over très bien to any fans of French pop legend Étienne Daho – although he's got some nice choppy guitars alongside the layers of synths and organs. Tomorrow's World, who play a support slot, actually features only one French member: Jean-Benoit Dunckel of Air, who collaborates with Lou Hayter of New Young Pony Club to make toe-tapping synthpunk that oscillates between chilly and chill-out. Opening the evening is young singer and multimedia artist Heloïse Letissier, alias Christine And The Queens – a name inspired by Letissier's encounters with drag-queens in London.