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.

Marcelle

Another nod to the neon-coloured 80s pop period, when Niagara, Lio and Elli & Jacno ruled the pop charts. And that’s great:

Des Roses

From Nantes, France. Louis and Suzanne are brother and sister and form Des Roses. Musically, they fish in same pond als Slowdive, Mojave 3, Beach House – with French accents, of course. Dream pop, loud yet soft-focussed. They sing in English and French, the latter fits better I’d say.