The Thekla Archives: 2017
Francois and the Atlas Mountains, Colston Hall Presents: Francois and the Atlas Mountains
- Tuesday 28th March 2017
FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS
In 2003 the prodigiously talented Fránçois Marry, hailing from Saintes, turned up in Bristol with a trumpet in hand. Three weeks later after putting an ad in a shop window he was in the weird and magical band Crescent. Since then Fránçois has busied himself recording albums and EPs, released through Too Pure and Fence Records and has performed around the globe with Camera Obscura, Electrelane, Anna Calvi and King Creosote & Jon Hopkins.
Originally an open collective, Fránçois and The Atlas Mountains has become a four-piece band. Following a return to France and the release of their ‘Plain Indonable’ album cocked the ears of Domino Records. Matching French lyrics to African rhythms, the band’s distinctive songwriting is whimsically surreal with a real joyous side. ‘E Volo Love’ is a beautiful collection of Gallic chamber-pop and chanson with rich piano chords, shimmering electric guitars and an all-female polyphonic vocal group. Live, Fránçois has become a unique showman, propelling himself and band into spectacular swirls of electronically-endowed indie colour.
TUESDAY 28 MARCH
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB