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Noise and Psych in France

I like making lists and I have made lists with music from Japan, Belgium, Africa and Australia and now I have one about France. This is a list with noiserock, psych and heavy fuzz. I am open to suggestions and will keep updating this list with stuff I forgot and new stuff. Tune in and enjoy.

France

Kinda fits to start with the band France. This trio makes extremely hypnotic psych. Ended up real high on my end of the year list of 2020 too.

The Psychotic Monks

Really love this band, they make very heavy layered atmospheric rock.

Sofy Major

Excellent noiserock from France!

Karkara

Karkara is from Toulouse and makes gorgeous fuzzed out psych. They have a new album called ‘Nowhere Land’.

Fatima

 Fuzzy stonerdoom from Paris!

Lysistrata

A mix of noiserock and postrock.

Modulator II

This band makes the most gorgeous heavy fuzz. Highly psychedelic with some garage vibes!

Dusty Mush

From Melun comes the trio Dusty Mush. High energy garagepsych who just released a new EP.

Igorrr

Igorrr makes all kinds of weird metal and they just have to be on this list because i love weird.

J.C. Satan

Bordeaux based band J.C. Satan makes whatever they like.

Rosaire

From Saint Brieuc comes Rosaire who mix garage in psych.

Cheveau

Experimental wild stuff from the Parisian ban Cheveau

Mange Ferraille

Experimental trippy music from Lyon.

ORGÖNE

Excellent heavy psych with some doom vibes.

Slift

One of the rising stars in space rock.

SCRTCH

High quality noiserock from Lille.

Pord

Noiserock from Marvejols

Schizo

Psychedelic rock from 1972.

The Liminanas

The duo from Perpignan makes hazy pop/psych

L’Epée 

This is The Liminanas and Antone Newcombe from the Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Sloy

Sloy formed in Béziers, France, in 1991.

Les yeux de la Tête

Sax and noiserock is always a good combination.

Pneu

Very wild mathy noise rock.

We Insist!

Quite original heaviness from the Parisian band We Insist!

A Shape

Experimental noiserock from Paris/Toulouse.

Moodoid

Neo-psychedelia from Paris

Popera Cosmic

considered to be France’s first dedicated psychedelic album and the shrouded blueprint for the hugely influential Gallic concept album phenomenon that followed – including Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire De Melody Nelson and Gérard Manset’s La Mort D’Orion.

Poutre

agressive noiserock fromes Arles.

Birds in Row

Hardcorepunk from Laval

DAiKiRI

The French Melt-Banana

Nose in the Nose

riff fueled Noiserock from Saint Étienne.

Flaming Demonics

Slushy

80’s experimental heaviness

Programme

Passe Montagne

Presque Maudit

Marilyn-Rambo

Awesome noiserock from Languedoc-Roussillo.

Ça

Chevreuil

‘Fils unique’ was recorded by Steve Albini.

Room 204

Kourgane

Echoplain

A trio from Paris that makes agressive postpunk/noiserock.

Vatours

Very angry harcore/noise/punk from Lille.

Valse Noot

Very awesome noiserock from Brest.

Cabale

The French rockers Cabale are going to release a new Ep and the first track from the EP is out and is called ‘Ditch’. The trio is made up of Rabih Gebeile (Mondo Cane, Murmuration, Backbone Party) on bass and vocals, Arthur Travert (Maud Octallinn, Sundown, Vodka Gun) on drums and Michel Malégeant (Moonman & The Unlikely Orchestra, Desmond Korma, Maps of Jupiter) on guitar.

Carver

New EP ‘White Trash’ is out now!

Wizard

A new band from Bordeaux that absolutely shreds your face of.

Black Ink Stain

From Clermont Ferrand comes Black Ink Stain, wich makes riff feuled sludge noiserock.

Tabatha Crash

This trio makes great noiserock that is fast paces and melodic, their latest album ‘Twist’ was released last year in November

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