Canadian bilingual band Rosier released the first single from their upcoming album. N’as-tu jamais vu d’oiseaux is a folksy affair, as far as I understand it a childhood memory about chasing birds. Love the vocals, and the build-up. The ‘inspiration’ playlist of Rosier has songs by artists like Bon Iver, Andy Shauf, Fiest and (yay!) my favorite Daniel Belanger-song. So, folksy, with slight psychedelic/ethereal sidesteps and gorgeous vocals.

Cool live track:

Ruppert Pupkin

Ruppert Pupkin (yes, it’s a reference to the movie King of Comedy) is the moniker of Emmanuelle Destremau, an actress/singer who likes folksy music as much as making this kind of darker, 80s influenced new wave. She sings in French & English, more enamoured with her French tracks tho.

Marie-Pierre Arthur, Maude Audet

Two Quebecoises in one post, with promising new singles. M-P Arthur was celebrated several times on this blog. She likes to rock, loud and soft. This new track is an example of her softer, 70s inspired side. Cool bassline:

From Montreal, and focussed on pop from a decade earlier than M-P, is Maude Audet. This sunny jangle pop about love chases clouds away:

Anais MVA

More upbeat and pop than earlier, soothing singles, Anais MVA’s new single is one to be heard (and seen:)

Francoiz Breut

Vif! is the new (ninth, if I counted correctly) album by Cherbourg’s Francoiz Breut. The first two tasters of the album were VERY good, and the album does not disappoint. FB never sounded so groovy, and early Stereolab seems to be of influence on her music. Which is nice. She sings about the power of nature, of reaching out and touching, the power of smelling. And dancing, I presume. This track really stands out:

Sale Gamine

French pop band Sale Gamine (Carla Verde is the singer) draw inspiration from disco (Chic!), modern electronics and French 80s pop (remember Gamine?), not unlike L’Imperatrice, De Flore or Angèle. A new EP (7 tracks, or does this count as an album?) ‘Beta’ is just out. Danceable tasters:

Dawa Salfati

You may have heard Dawa Salfati as a guest singer on several electronica- and dub-tracks, her own music is as chill as those tracks, but more folksy, more guitars less beats. The first EP ‘Tabou’ is just out, and her breezy voice is a good fit for the late-sunny music:

De Flore, Bonnie, Juniore

Three tracks you should hear! This subtle discofied song from De Flore’s new EP;

From Bonnie Banane’s great album (part English, part French), this prize and very fun track. Bonnie’s album is on Bandcamp, but I can’t share tracks (odd):

Plus, a very welcome return to a very fine form, this new exciting Juniore track: