We Recommend: Contemporary Music

Mars Red Sky

Mon 18 Dec

The Black heart

Among France's finest purveyors of churning stoner rock, the Bordeaux band have built up a strong reputation beyond the borders of their home country. Over the course of three albums, they've become heavier while retaining their unerring sense of melody.

Contemporary Music

Chinese Man

Sat 27 Jan

Electric Brixton

A funky French collective formed in 2004, they quickly made their name thanks to jazzy hit I’ve Got That Tune and there’s plenty more where that came from. They always pull a crowd in London, appealing to serious hip-hop heads and those who just want a party.

Contemporary Music

Oumou Sangaré

Wed 31 Jan


The Malian superstar's latest album, Mogoya, has been the World music sensation of 2017 while also reaching a far wider constituency. This has been down to Sangaré's glorious vocals and the album's perfect blend of traditional and modern sounds.

Contemporary Music

Petit Biscuit

Sat 10 Feb

O2 Forum Kentish Town

The classically trained French electronic producer has been seducing the US with instantly seductive tunes like Alone and Sunset Lover. Now he's coming over to the UK to show us what we've been missing, and to promote his first full-length release.

Contemporary Music


Mon 12 Feb

The Borderline

Barbagallo is the solo moniker of Julien Barbagallo, the drummer in Tame Impala’s live band as well as a part-time member of French experimentalists Aquaserge. His own music is an enveloping, harmony-drenched blend of French pop and West Coast psychedelia.

Contemporary Music