support from Ladybird and Sleeping States
(Monday 2nd August / 7.30pm / £5)
Before departing these shores, François and the Atlas Mountains make a brief return to Bristol.
Combining the lo-fi electronics and the casio-beats of François’ early material with the atmospheric rhythms and percussive elements of recent compilations of 70s African music, as well as some guitar parts and scales. The Atlas Mountains produce a confident and unique blend of styles, that dreamily infuse with one another; a semi-conscious state, the piano chords swell, electric guitars gently shimmer, and François’ soft croon floats throughout - his bilingual songs melding the bitter-sweet yearning of Leonard Cohen with the melodic playfulness of Serge Gainsbourg and Françoise Hardy.
Support comes from Ladybird (Stitch-Stitch) and Sleeping States (Bella Union).