Happy to have discovered this French band called Tabatha Crash. This trio makes great noiserock that is fast paces and melodic, their latest album ‘Twist’ was released last year in November and has some real bangers on it. Tabatha Crash is on my growing list of psych and noise in France.
The French band Carver released their EP on Kerviniou Recordz, Day Off Records, Araki Records and Pied de Biche. ‘White Trash’ is catchy heaviness with noiserock and hardcore influences. A refreshing album that is wild fun. The EP is on the list ‘Noise and Psych in France’ because, well, because it is awesome and from France. Go on, listen.
i came across Valse Noot while browsing on Bandcamp and thank god I found them. These four dudes from Brest make abbrasive noiserock. These are seven heavy, wild and chatic noiserock songs that will make feel any human better. Their new album ‘Utter Contempt’ is released on Vollmer Industries and is still available on Vinyl. I added Valse Noot on the list ‘Noise and Psyche in France’.
On February 14 we will get the new Ep by the French 4 piece Vautours. They released their single ‘Haut & Cour’ and it is extremely yummie. A blend of the finest hardcore punk, noiserock and very angry noises. Looking very much forward to thios brutal EP. Since they are from Lille I added them to the ‘Noise and Psych in France’ List. Enjoy.
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.
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.
Excellent noiserock from France!
Karkara is from Toulouse and makes gorgeous fuzzed out psych. They have a new album called ‘Nowhere Land’.
Fuzzy stonerdoom from Paris!
A mix of noiserock and postrock.
This band makes the most gorgeous heavy fuzz. Highly psychedelic with some garage vibes!
From Melun comes the trio Dusty Mush. High energy garagepsych who just released a new EP.
Igorrr makes all kinds of weird metal and they just have to be on this list because i love weird.
Bordeaux based band J.C. Satan makes whatever they like.
From Saint Brieuc comes Rosaire who mix garage in psych.
Experimental wild stuff from the Parisian ban Cheveau
Experimental trippy music from Lyon.
Excellent heavy psych with some doom vibes.
One of the rising stars in space rock.
High quality noiserock from Lille.
Noiserock from Marvejols
Psychedelic rock from 1972.
The duo from Perpignan makes hazy pop/psych
This is The Liminanas and Antone Newcombe from the Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Sloy formed in Béziers, France, in 1991.
Les yeux de la Tête
Sax and noiserock is always a good combination.
Very wild mathy noise rock.
Quite original heaviness from the Parisian band We Insist!
Experimental noiserock from Paris/Toulouse.
Neo-psychedelia from Paris
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.
agressive noiserock fromes Arles.
Birds in Row
Hardcorepunk from Laval
The French Melt-Banana
Nose in the Nose
riff fueled Noiserock from Saint Étienne.
80’s experimental heaviness
Awesome noiserock from Languedoc-Roussillo.
‘Fils unique’ was recorded by Steve Albini.
A trio from Paris that makes agressive postpunk/noiserock.
Very angry harcore/noise/punk from Lille.
Very awesome noiserock from Brest.
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.
New EP ‘White Trash’ is out now!
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.
This trio makes great noiserock that is fast paces and melodic, their latest album ‘Twist’ was released last year in November
Karkara is a French band, and it gets me thinking a bit of Slift, who are French too I believe. Karkara has a really strong, fuzzy and heavy psychedelic sound with Middle Eastern vibes.
A strong psychedelic rock band that shows a lot of promise. Very curious to hear the full album that is called ‘Nowhere Land’ and will be released on November 13. Check them out and pre-order the album.
A while ago I shared ‘Meltdown of Planet Earth’ by France in I was completely mesmerized by this records, I could not really find a lot about the band but I know I was hooked on their repetitive kraut and psych sound. The album was recorded in 2014 and released on the French Label Disastre and Standard In-Fi.
Now another album surfaces, a Live recording of one of their first gigs and now I learned this is a trio, a trio that is actually from France. Their live recording is one song called ‘Far Out Far West’ and is released on Mental Groove Records / Musique Pour La Danse.
Karkara is a French band, and it gets me thinking a bit of Slift, who are French too I believe. Karkara has a really strong, fuzzy and heavy psychedelic sound with Middle Eastern vibes. Their first track is called ‘Failing Gods’ and is taken from their upcoming alvum ‘Nowhere Land’. Check them out and pre-order the album.
‘Meltdown of Planet Earth’ was recorded in 2014 in France, Paris and now sees the light of day on vinyl through the French Label Disastre and Standard In-Fi. There are two tracks on this album each 29 minutes long but and they are absolutely brilliant, kraut and psych combined with shrieking guitar make this an extremely trippy album. I am kind of in awe of this band, I don’t know much about this and it just makes it more mystical and powerful. This is highly hypnotic quality music and it just fucks with my brain. Let your troubles go away and listen to France.
This is what exceptional french heavy riffing sounds like. The trio Sofy Major has released a gorgeous album with ‘Total Dump’ in January 2019. Now we get the new digital two track release of their Winter 2020 session singles. Check it out now.
It is quite incredible how much fuzz this French band can make while still sounding so catchy. They have a really have fun garagerock kinda vibe in their music. Each track peppered with psychedelic rock and modular synth is like upgrading their music. Is this garagerock, psych or spacerock? Well, I got some good news, this is one of these bands that combine these genres perfectly and do it in style.Their new album “Silvered Hearse” is a victory, a true triumph for fuzzed outpsych and garage, this album is really good and everyone should like, buy it. It is released on Stolen Body Records.
You might say that Igorrr does not fit at all on Fuzzy Sun and you are probably right but honestly, I love Igorrr with their crazy over the top weirdness. When I heard them first with their 2012 album “Hallelujah” and I was so happy I discovered this french weirdos. They mix up their metal with al kinds of strange stuff, from breakcore to baroque-like music. Ok, honestly, some tracks are a bit too gothic for me but sometimes they are just absolutely fun to listen too. Their video of “Very Noise” might as well be the best music video I have seen in years too. Now decide for yourself if classical baroque, breakcore, gothic and death metal belong together in one song. Enjoy “Spirituality and Distortion”.
The French trio Modulator II is back with new music. Their self-titled is from 2018 so it is real good they are back because we can all use a dose of their fuzz. The band creates heavy garage/fuzz that numbs the mind. Their new track “Silvered Hearse” is out and comes from their upcoming album with the same name that will be released April 24 on Stolen Body Records. Pre-Order here
Slift has clearly taken inspiration from one of the best books in existence for their new album. The album is called “Ummon” wich was some big AI god if I rememer correctly. But more imprtantly, Their album is out and is 11 tracks of epic and glorious spacerock. Heavy frikkn riffs with psychedelic guitar work make this one hell of an album. Their previous album “La Planète Inexplorée” was really good but it seems the band has pushed themselves and put out their best work so far. This is strong, heavy and psychedelic. Tune in now to hear this wall of psych sound.
It seems the heavy rockers Sofy Major are back with some new music. They released a track from their winter studio sessions called “The Wanderer”. Sofy Major reelased their previous album “Major Dump” in January last year and it was an awesome piece of work so I am very glad to present you their new track “The Wanderer” and hopefully soon even more new music by Sofy major.
The second track by the French psychrockers is again a raging spacerock song full of heavypsych riffs wild unfermented solos and catchy hooks. The track is called “Hyperion”. The name is taken from my favourite scifi/fantasy book “Hyperion” from Dan Simmons. Their First track was called “Ummon” wich reffers to an AI god in the Hyperion Cantos. Their full album will be out February 28th 2020 on Stolen Body Records.
I shared Igorrr a couple of times on Fuzzy Sun wich is maybe a bit atypical but I just love the band.The combination of metal, drum and bass, opera, strange folk and you know whatever just brings me joy. Every time they come with something different and each times for some strange reason it works. “Savage Sinusoid” was released in 2017 and was like french circusmusic mixed with black and death metal. This time its hard to tell what the full album will bring because it is only one track yet. The track “Very Noise” is a combi of electronics and heavy riffs and trippy basslines. The track is taken from the album “Spirituality and Distortion” wich will be released March 27.
The French spacerockers Slift have been releasing incredible music for a while now. From heavy psych to space rock and all that is trippy. In 2017 they released their debut album ‘Space is the Key’ wich put them instantly on the map. In 2018 they have given us the album ‘La Planète Inexplorée’ and soon after came 3 unreleased demos “2016 : Spacetrip For Everyone”. And now they are back and they have shared a new song called “Ummon” (wich if i remember correctly was an AI god from the technocore in the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons, wich is my favourite fantasy/scifi book).
The track is taken from the upcoming album “Ummon” wich will be released February 28th 2020 on Stolen Body Records.
The French psychedelic rockers Slift have released some great work over the past years. In 2017 they released their debut album ‘Space is the Key’ wich put them instantly on the map. In 2018 they have given us the album ‘La Planète Inexplorée’. The Toulouse band range between fuzzy garagepsych and space rock.
Now we get 3 unreleased demos by the band. Mostly I am not the biggest fan of demos but these are three quality psych track that need to be heard. Out on Six Tonnes De Chair records.
Tune in for ‘2016 : Spacetrip For Everyone’.
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A 4 bands split on S.K Records with Noyades – Tomaga – Jozef Van Wissem – La Jungle. Check out the French acid/psych sound by Noyades, The very experimental stuff from Tomaga, Lute player Jozef van Wissem and the Belgian riffing duo LA JUNGLE.