Author Archives: nickybeckett

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BANKS & STEELZ – Anything But Words -Preview

(EN) One month to go till the release of Anything But Words, the debut album of Banks & Steelz, the pretty unlikely rap – rock duo formed by RZA from Wu-Tang Clan and Paul Banks from Interpol. So time for a short preview of this huge collaboration, especially that the second video for Giant was […]

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Minor Victories : In Conversation with Justin Lockey – Interview

(EN) The musical equation is simple:  4 talented artists Rachel Goswell (SlowDive) + Justin Lockey (Editors) + Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai ) + James Lockey (Hand Held Cine Club) And the result is astronomical = Minor Victories. This new born remarkable sound is a combination of distortion noisy indie rock, orchestral interludes and a delicate sweet […]

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Let’s Dance at Rock en Seine 2016

(EN) At the end of the summer, as usual, all good music Lovers, living in Paris area or elsewhere, will wander in the magnificent Park of Saint Cloud, for a mega portion of great concerts. This year at Rock en Seine – Let’s Dance: this is the promise of the 2016 festival – a tribute […]

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EDITORS, Citadel Festival, Berlin – 28.06.2016 Live Report

EN Couldn’t be a better place as the Spandau Zitadelle in Berlin for an epic summer evening in the company of the sombre post punk Editors sound. In the middle of the medieval Fortress, nice people and good beer, the cosmopolite festival, Citadel Music, reunites every year a melting pot of artists coming from all […]

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Emmy The Great and Throws at Pop-Up du Label, Paris – Live Report 16.06.2016

English (French version please scroll down)   Last Thursday, on the pretty small stage of the bar -restaurant Pop-Up du Label in Paris, two lovely musical discoveries. First arrives Emmy the Great, a British charming young lady armed with a guitar, two keyboards and a lovely big smile who is touring in support of her third […]

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Monumenta 2016 – Empires by Huang Yong Ping, Grand Palais -Paris

English(French please scroll down ) Monumenta, the annual contemporary art exhibition organised at The Grand Palais, in Paris, presents Empires by Huang Yong Ping. The Chinese born artist created a spectacular installation, composed by eight mounds of colourful freight containers, a silver metal snake suspended from a crane and a bicorn hat set on an […]

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L’Observatoire de la lumière, le magnifique projet In situ par Daniel Buren

French version – scroll down   The beautiful building of Foundation Louis Vuitton, huge space dedicated to contemporary art and designed by the famous American architect, Frank Gehry, gets new skin for few days. The French artist Daniel Buren, presents his grandiose artistic project, ‘The Observatory of light’, across the emblematic glass elements of the building […]

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