Absynthe Minded

Guy Kokken
La Maroquinerie , Ménilmontant Monday March 25 2013 19:30

Belgian band Absynthe Minded haven’t had quite the same success in France as they have back home, but they’re well worth checking out for their laid back sound, somewhere between ’70s Dylan and the excellent J. J. Cale. The modern folk orchestrations use catchy acoustic riffs around a double bass, classical piano and muffled percussion, and with six albums since 2003, they have maintained their standard with engaging tracks like ‘Heaven Knows’, ‘Moodswing Baby’, ‘Pretty Horny Flow’ (used in a Renault advert), ‘My Heroics, Part One’, ‘Envoi’ and the more recent ‘Space’ and ‘You will be Mine’ from the 2012 release ‘As it Ever Was’ on Universal/AZ. This last album’s elegant melodies should ensure that ‘Made in Belgium’ should be a label of quality for rock groups.

Venue name: La Maroquinerie
Address: 23 rue Boyer

Opening hours: Box office 2.30-7pm Mon-Fri. Concerts times and days vary. Closed Aug
Transport: Metro: Gambetta
Price: 20€
Event phone: 01 40 33 35 05
Event website: http://www.absyntheminded.be