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French Boutik

French Boutik

Pop / Pop Moderniste / Indie Pop Paris, FR  FR
Pousse au Crime
Pousse au Crime
Kinky Allumette
Kinky Allumette
Facile (Easy)
Facile (Easy)
Ici Paris
Ici Paris
Le Clope
Le Clope


Pousse au Crime - French Boutik


  • Fri

    Jun 19

    Salford, UK | 8:30pm

    What's The Alternative?... THIS IS! Reject corporate pop and revel in true independence: Paris-based franco-american “pop moderniste” quintet French Boutik are truly original, with a unique vision of modern French pop where elegance and schizophrenia collide to generate a distinctive outfit of many harmonic faces. They take the 'moderniste' element of their tagline seriously and avoid retro déjà vu while still maintaining a clear nod to their 1960's influences. The result is a delightful and clever concoction of classic pop melodies, harmony drenched vocals, a soupçon of swirling organ, and sharp French and English lyrics -- the amusing and troubling sounds perfectly representing French Boutik's timely marriage of English and French pop. The songs are bilingual social portraits peppered with irony, and delivered with a sophistication worthy of their heroes The Kinks, Jacques Dutronc and XTC but firmly planted in the present. And Manchester's The Speed Of Sound continue to ply their original music that manages to cross the Velvet Underground with The Jam and Neil Young with Siouxsie & The Banshees in their own idiosyncratic manner. Both will play 40 minute sets Live from 9pm £10 (£6 concessions)

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  • Heath Hippert (Artist)
    Heath Hippert
    Hello! I'm coming to Paris next month and was wondering if you are playing any shows from March 20 - 28? Would love to see you perform! Thanks! Heath
  • BINETTI (Artist)
    J'aime bien ce que vous faites. N'hésitez pas à en publier de nouvelles. ;-) JC


  • Live in London September 2013. Photo by Fred Eagle
  • Live in London September 2013. Photo by Sara Onyett
  • Paris, 2013. Photo by Baldo


Sounds Like: The Kinks, Jacques Dutronc, Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg, Style Council

Label: copaseDisques

Bio: Watch the video for Pousse au Crime, the first release from French Boutik's double 7" Ici Paris, here:

This Paris-based franco-american “pop moderniste” quintet is truly original, the music reflecting their unique vision of modern French pop where elega...See Full Bio



Posted a new photo: "Broadstairs Bijou Hotel October 2013. Photo by Fred Eagle" http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/242488067


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