Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Introducing: French Films

New Order trying its hand as a garage band, or the Hives or the Strokes trying for New Order's new wave?  Whichever way you decide to view it, Finnish band French Films has captured an undeniably great sound.  The band was formed in 2010, garnered positive attention with a few demos and released a four track EP.  In 2011 they released the Imaginary Future LP.  They are working on their second full length, but this summer released the two-track 7" When People Like You Filled The Heavens.  Both tracks are excellent.

The current line-up for French Films is Johannes Leppanen (guitar/vocals), Joni Kahkonen (guitar/vocals), Santtu Vainio (keyboards), Antti Inkilainen (drums), and Tuomas Asanti (bass).

Here is "Convict" from last year's Imaginary Future full length --

You can stream four of the album's ten songs at this Soundcloud link.

The four-track EP Golden Sea was released in 2010.  Here is the title track --

You can stream the entire EP here.

I think these guys have a great future, and can make their mark far beyond Finland's shores.  Give them a little time at the links.  Their current output is available at iTunes and Amazon.  And of course, watch for the release of their second album.

Twitter ( @frenchfilmsband )

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