Anyonewho watched French bands like François and the Atlas Mountains and Phoenix own the John Peel stage at Glastonbury can attest to the fact that it’s been a brilliant year for music from our friends across the Channel. Brit-pop inspired Beat Mark are about to become part of that trend. Described by French mag Les Inrocks as ‘Sexy & dirty, melodic & gloriously messy at the same time’ and with rave reviews from BBC 6 Music, the Parisian four piece are playing not one, not two but three local gigs this week as part of their first UK tour, so you have no excuse to miss them.
Wed 10 July Buffalo Bar Islington
Fri 12 July The Macbeth Hoxton
Sat 13 July East End Live, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen