This is the toughest playlist I’ve done for a while, but the France Goes Beat Spotify playlist is now available should want to give a whirl.
Having just reviewed the Acid Jazz Hipsters 3 album, I thought this Scootitunes #1 album would be a nice compare and contrast.
I got an email recently from Enamel Verguren (Manu), author of the Mod Chronicles books. It related to a French movie from 1959 called Les Tricheurs, about which he was writing a piece for the Double Breasted fanzine. I've not been able to find a copy of the movie […]
Remember last month, we told you about Scootitude magazine? Well, a new copy is out, with plenty of mod interest in the new issue too. The downside obviously is that this is a French magazine (unless you speak French of course), but there's plenty of interesting images and a new […]
Just flagged up on the forums, French publication Le Figaro has an extensive feature on British subcultures, headed up by a piece of the mod scene. There's nothing new there, the usual 'we want to be different' stuff and a brief summary of mod. But it's well worth a read. […]
You perhaps need to have a good working knowledge of the French language to get the best out of it. But if you do, or just want to check out the images, Scootitude magazine is worth a look. It was flagged up by Enamel Verguren (aka Manu), author of the […]
We have mentioned it before, but now the DVD (and Blu-ray) of Gainsbourg is out to buy. If you are considering buying or renting it, feel free to check out our review of the release, which tracks the legendary Fremchman's life from his childhood in wartime Paris through to his […]
If you have a love of hip French cinema of the late 50s / early 60s, this Nouvelle Vague silkscreen print by Andy Smith might well appeal. Obviously inspired by the late 60s Parisian street protest posters that we have featured previously, the print here features the names of cinematic […]