Jolie Jumper, Lazy Lovers

A Canadian all-girl country & bluegrass trio who call themselves Jolie Jumper – how can you NOT fall for that? The girls sing in French and English, they just released an EP (find it on Bandcamp), they sound wonderful together. Oh, okay, they get some help from a bunch of guys, but it’s mainly Audrey PM, Marie-Claude Paquin and Victoria Lord. Look at this lovely video. They list rockabilly as a musical influence, just like Lazy Lovers, also from Quebec. Amélie is the eyecatcher of this quintet, she looks great in her tight red polka-dotted number on the cover of their second EP, the first on which they sing in French. Find that one on Bandcamp as well.

Lazy Lovers – Comme toi
Jolie Jumper – Comme


Not that many interesting, leftfield French Christmas songs this year. Alas. But new French band Cracbooms made a good cover of the old La Compagnie Créole song Bons baisers de Fort de France. Yep, it’s a Christmas song allright, yet tropical. Cracbooms gave it a Vampire Weekend-styled make over. Downloadable for free via their Bandcamp site.