There are a few traffic changes with the latest release from Francois & The Atlas Mountains titled Piscine: the first is they have signed to Domino making this their debut with the label; the second is that this is the first French act to be signed by Domino; something they are very excited about. Who knows, this may be the first in new in-roads to European indie artists signing to the label.
What Domino say:
With vivid looks and a slender body, Fránçois builds up castles in Saintonge, France, with Moroccan mountains, British phlegm and sturdy friendships. After seven years of passionate gigs and road trips across Europe which has seen them tour with Electrelane, Camera Obscura and most recently with Mercury-nominated King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains convey a magnetic presence on stage. A deep sense of lightness and sincerity sets in as voices, keyboards and African percussion blend into instant pop. An open collective, Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains has become a four-piece band over the years. Besides Fránçois who gives the band its name and soul, Amaury Ranger embodies its vibrating body thanks to the sheer intensity of his percussive skills. A new recruit, Scottish Gerard Black made a name for himself playing with Bill Wells and Findo Gask before joining forces with the band and leading an underground dolce vita in Bordeaux. Another Bordeaux stalwart, Pierre aka Petit Fantôme is a local musical treasure. Already rising stars in their native France, Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains will feature on the cover of French magazine Magic in October and will be performing on national TV show, Ce Soir Ou Jamais.