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Berlin-based Canadian exponents of Stooges-like garage rock, twisted funk and psychedelic soul – and sometime members of the really excellent supergroup Almighty Defenders with the Black Lips – have recorded half a dozen albums under several similar names and guarantee a sweaty good time.
It's been a long time since Metronomy was just Joe Mount's bedroom pop project in sleepy Totnes, Devon. Three albums and a headline slot at the Royal Albert Hall later, and with a shiny, rounded live line-up – with drummer Anna Prior laying down the beats at the back – Metronomy are coming to Paris to perform songs from their new album 'Love
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The playful reference to the legendary trumpeter says it all: Chet Faker is steeped in jazz and soul, yet somehow outside it all, beginning with his unlikely appearance – a hunky Australian with a full ginger beard, he's hardly a poster boy for black American music. Yet his arresting cover of Blackstreet's 'No Diggity' proved that he's no ironic
'Pop' in the widest sense of the word, the Belgian band BRNS ply a trade in highly danceable tracks at once rhythmic, minimalist and carefully progressive. Early Animal Collective and Arcade Fire tracks come to mind. Past shows have been a joy – we're looking forward to seeing them back in Paris.
Shearwater was supposed to be a one-off collaboration between Okkervil River's Will Sheff and Kingfisher's Jonathan Meiburg. More than a decade later, the project's still a going concern. Meiburg and his backing musicians (including bare-chested percussionist Thor Harris) roll up tonight to play their brooding, modern Americana with electronic