Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Feature: Concrete Knives

The coastal town Caen in France has brought up a quintet, which combines art rock and pop hooks brilliantly enough to convince BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Steve Lamaq to hail them as one  "New Favorite Bands" in 2012. Starting during their high school days in the late 2000s, yet it wasn't until the only female member joined the band, and Concrete Knives' edgy colorful sound came together.

Influenced by NY bands Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV on the Radio, I'd say myself they're like the French version of Norwegian Team Me, or actually the other way around. We can all think differently about the musical resemblance, but one thing is easy to agree on- Concrete Knives' success is no surprise. Both their live shows and debut album Be Your Own King, released this week in the rest of Europe, Japan and Australia, have received raving reviews from critics and the public.

They're about to tour in the UK and France this spring, so better catch a show if you can.

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