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Francois & The Atlas Mountains

@ Cargo, London, 18 April 2012

Francois came to Bristol from France in September 2003. He drew a picture and put a note in a window announcing his arrival, and asking people to make music with him. He started going to car-boot sales to find some instruments he could use. Overnight, Francois won the hearts out of this town. Well of course, he’s a sweet kid, but he’s also armed with an eager sense of adventure and a keen taste for pop thrills.

2011 saw Francois And The Atlas Mountains getting support from the french musical industry: Chantier des Franco, Fair, SFR Jeune Talents, Prix Adami, Selection Bourges. Which allowed the band to open to a broader audience in France and to perform in some of the most renouned summer festival: Route Du Rock, Francofolies, Rock En Scene. E Volo Love was released on Domino France in October, bringing much promotion and reviews including the cover of Magic (number 1 magazine for independant music in France), and television appearances.

Most importantly the increasing touring allows the band to experiment and modulate their songs and sounds in a continuous manner.