Marianne Dissard

Marianne, whom we love dearly and has been featured a lot on this blog, has recorded a great version of Le Temps de l’amour (orig by Francoise Hardy). It starts pretty true to the original, but then hear what happens.

La Belle Vie

Quintet, making cool pop music with yacht rock elements and modern influcences. EP has just been released. This single, oh la la

Gillian Hills

All of a sudden, like an unexpected Christmas gift, there’s a new song by yeye-legend Gillian Hills. Turns out she’s been releasing songs quietly over the past year. Follow her on Facebook.

Vanille

A new, very fine single by Vanille. Reminds me of The Sundays and other dreampop bands from the early 90s. Which is nice.

Clean Pete

Clean Pete are sisters Loes and Renée, who mostly sing in Dutch. For their new album, they translated their favourite English and French language songs to Dutch. Tracks by Velvet Underground, Belle & Sebastian, Sugababes. And they translated Quelqu’un m’a dit by Carla Bruni into Er is mij verteld.

Mandeville & Bélanger

Gorgeous duet between the crystal clear Amélie Mandeville and Canadian music veteran Daniel Bélanger.