Tuesday, June 26, 2007
While reading a recent issue of NYLON magazine I came across a highly interesting series where they chose different cities for their music scene and then picked a few bands that adequately represented the individual scene and flavor. Of course Paris was thrown in the mix which made me very excited because i love seeing french-speaking bands reach broader audiences than just francophone countries. The Parisians and The Plasticines in particular peaked my interest. The Plasticines are an all girl group that could easily gain the support of fans of Malajube, The Prototypes or Les Breastfeeders. After listening to their songs with their sharp rock edges and catchy pop lyrics it is easy to see where these girls draw their inspiration from, listing their musical influences as a mix of early punk (The Ramones, The Clash, Blondie) with modern rock (The Strokes, The Libertines, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). They sing some of their songs in english but most of them are in french and in their interview in NYLON they touched on the difficulty of singing songs in english to their french fans. The french are very protective and proud of their language so it is even more difficult for french bands to break the language barrier and reach English speaking audiences. Much like The Pipettes in spirit as a young girl group with easy to like pop lyrics and overflowing energy it is only a matter of time before The Plasticines breach America's shores.
***Correction-it appears they already have.****
La Règle Du Jeu.mp3
(Zazie Fait De La) Bicyclette.mp3