Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains
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Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains


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"City Kiss single"

@Ah Monsieur, how pleasant it would be to live in this world of jingle jangle, butterfly melodies, Gallic insouciance and romance where lovers " are so easily pleased". Yet there's something undeniably wonderful about " City Kiss" that prevents it from coming over at all affected or smug, the darting between English and French suggesting the hurried joy of a mind in love." - NME (Fr)

"Emballants journeys"

"The dreamlike Universe of the guy from Charentes-maritimes (south west France) seduces by its delicacy melodic, its Orientalist harmonies, far from electro pop formatting." - Libération (Fr)

"The group dips its pop into the supernatural water"

The songs of this enthusing album draw atmospheres where colors and lights, singing and melodies spread according to an aquatic lightness. - Le Monde (Fr)

"E Volo Love"

"The Define and obsessing strange universe of French of Bristol." - Les Inrockuptibles (Fr)

"E Volo Love to be released"

"Fickle and ambitious French about wich we not stopped speaking to you"
- Time Out (UK)

"E Volo Love in Music Tips for 2012"

"These dreamy songs combine French chansons, Balearic chill-out and jaunty Afrobeat; it shouldn’t work but it does" - Esquire (UK)

"Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains: E Volo Love – review"

"Though Domino has been proudly trumpeting its first French signing, Frànçois Marry doesn't conform to Francopop stereotypes: there's no Phoenixesque soft-rock nostalgia, no Daft Punkish dance pioneering and absolutely no sign of chanson. This fourth album with the Atlas Mountains bears the marks of his co-option into the UK indiesphere, after a five-year spell living in Bristol last decade. Marry's voice, a passably melodic whine, is the kind that has decorated records by wispy guitar bands from time immemorial, and there's a cool fizziness to E Volo Love that calls to mind those bands John Peel used to play, the ones who seemed to be trying to create Burt Bacharach-style mood pieces for the benefit of 12 blokes in anoraks at the Bedford George & Dragon. However, Marry's inspirations come not from the west coast of the US, but West Africa, and in a world crowded with indie types trying to sound as if they're straight out of Lagos, his approach to incorporating rhythms and guitar lines from Afropop – as heard on last year's single Les Plus Beaux – is refreshingly understated. Charming, then, but lightweight."
- The Guardian (UK)

"Live Mention"

‘their hazy, lazy pop is utterly luscious. [… ]Prepare to swoon’’ - The Fly (UK)

"Live Review"

"Fránçois Marry and the lads weave a glistening sonic web of global exoticism across the bopping crowd, complete with choreographed dance moves. […] The devout crowd is charmed from the off" - The Independant (UK)

"French indie pop auteur's fourth album"

"classy, romantic, Anglo-Gallic pop with elements of Afrobeat, house and indie rock, E Volo Love is an assured affair" - Q Magazine (UK)


2004 Les Anciennes Falaises (auto-production)
2006: The People To Forget (auto-production)
2008: Brother (Too Pure)
2009: Plaine Inondable (Talitres)
2011: E Volo Love (Domino Records)



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