We Recommend: Contemporary Music

Anne Gillis & XT Duo: a new collaborative work

Sun 1 Mar - Sun 31 May

Café Oto, London

Bringing together three explicitly ‘radical’ artists of different generations in a unique Anglo-French collaboration featuring Anne Gillis and composers XT, the show operates at the boundaries of sound-making/music, visual arts and performance.

Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Cédric Hanriot – CH3 Trio

Wed 8 Apr

Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho

Cédric Hanriot's music is open to the cross-currents of jazz, hip hop and electronica. The group playfully explores themes taken from the pop of Katy Perry, the rock of Nirvana, and the electronic music of Massive Attack as well as Hanriot's own compositions.

Contemporary Music

Fakear

Fri 17 Apr

Canvas

Fakear has carved out a special place for himself on the French and international electro scene with a strong sound identity, combining British post dubstep elegance with oriental nuances. A subtle blend of textures that makes sense on stage.

Contemporary Music

Romeo Elvis

Fri 17 Apr

Electric Brixton

Roméo Elvis has become a key figure on the French hip-hop scene and one of the most streamed Belgian artists. Going Platinum in France and Belgium, his Morale and Morale 2 projects have catapulted the young rapper on to the biggest stages and festivals.

Contemporary Music

-M-

Tue 28 Apr

O2 Academy Brixton

Matthieu Chedid, also known as -M-, is one of the most successful and influential artists in French music today, a pop wizard who straddles genres - funk, chanson, world - and has collaborated with everyone from Vanessa Paradis and Jain to Youssou N'Dour.

Contemporary Music

Juniore

Wed 29 Apr

Bush Hall

Juniore are back supporting the release of a brand new album Un Deux Trois, featuring the hyper-catchy, BBC 6 Music-playlisted single Ah bah d'accord. This is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with their delicious nuggets of 60s-styled psych pop.

Contemporary Music

Asa

Wed 29 Apr

Electric Brixton

After a four-year break, Asa returns with her fourth studio album, Lucid, which chronicles the 12-year journey from her critically acclaimed debut album, to the present. The Paris-born singer-songwriter fuses pop, jazz and soft soul with her singular voice.

Contemporary Music

Yseult

Wed 20 May

The Curtain Hotel

The rising French star plays her first London show. A young Parisian who participated in French talent show Nouvelle Star, she has found her own identity and trap-pop sound on tracks like 'Noir' and 'Corps', which showcase her delightfully husky vocals.

Contemporary Music

Nekfeu

Sun 31 May

O2 Forum Kentish Town

One of France's biggest stars comes to London to perform tracks from his third album Les Etoiles Vagabondes. The biggest selling rap album of 2019 in France - beating even PNL - it was accompanied by the release of a box office-topping documentary.

Contemporary Music

Vanessa Paradis

Sun 21 Jun

O2 Forum Kentish Town

The French singer, model and actress comes to London off the back of her new two-part album, Best Of & Variations, featuring classics like Joe Le Taxi and Be My Baby, plus some fresh new interpretations of songs from her catalogue.

Contemporary Music

L’Impératrice

Thu 12 Nov

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

The Parisians' debut album Matahari arrived last year with all the pomp and circumstance of a coronation. They draw on genres from 70s space disco to downtempo 90s synth pop, taking in French film composers, and they can undoubtedly deliver it live.

Contemporary Music