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North of France. Glam 1900s beach town. Two stages, three days. It's about all you need to know about Cabourg Mon Amour, your perfect excuse to head to Normandy from July 28 to 30. The line-up features a whole range of household names from the French and international scene as well as some promising talents. One of them would have to be SÔNGE out of Paris. Attached below is What Happened, a banging mix of Parisian electronics and classic RnB feats. She had an EP out earlier this year, and looks set to leave her mark in the sands of Cabourg. Team Poule says, fasten your seatbelts.

Charming indie label Sinnbus and Listenhamburg are teaming up for a little summer party at Hamburg's mighty and prestigious Astra Stube this Thursday, July 20. They come packing heavy, with Sinnbus graduates Odd Beholder and Yeah But No on the line-up. The first, an ensemble out of Switzerland and fusing a very enjoyable and spheric type of electronic pop. Find their great new video below, shot in no other place than suburban Azerbaijan.

The latter, Yeah But No pair quite nicely next to the Swiss group, with a bit of a larger emphasis on the binary ones and zeros of musical production, no surprise given their history as techno producers. All info on Sinnbus Signale right there on the facebook.

And Team Poule once again reached out and managed to secure 2x2 tickets for the occasion. All you need to do to take them home (and to Astra Stube) is hit the comment section below and throw your name into hat. Winners will be picked Wednesday, July 19th, at 6pm CET sharp. Team Poule says, pace yourselves.

Photo credits above go to Christian Neuenschwander.

Cabourg is a small beach town in the North of France, only a quick 2 hour drive from Paris. And in two weeks time, a rather fantastic selection of French and international artist will be taking the stages at Cabourg Mon Amour: a three day celebration of music, summer, France and life itself, really.

On the line-up are some very major names, among them: Fishbach and her tropically fused French way of pop. Should be a banger under the skies of Calvados. Attached below is the title track Un Autre Que Moi off her debut EP of the same name that came out in May this year. Team Poule says, drinks on you, Cabourg.


Old mate Brothertiger hops on board Anoraak's new and unconstrained project Outblack here. A lush electronica piece of music and a match made in heaven. Outblack already has an EP under his name, Void came out in May and nicely takes the synthy 80s pop vibes of Anoraak into more spheric and electronic waters. Attached below are both visuals and audio streams available for your consumption. Team Poule says, these two get along nicely.

It's summer and who doesn't enjoy a bit of a French way of life on a chic boardwalk listening to some live music? Cabourg Mon Amour is just where you want to be then. The small town of Cabourg is a mere two hour train ride from Paris, nestled on the Normandy coast, right by the English Channel. Marcel Proust's biographer famously wrote about Cabourg:

(...) modern Cabourg began in 1853 with the arrival of two Paris financiers in search of a new site for a luxurious watering-place. (...) By the 1880s an unreal city of villas and hotels had arisen, in a semicircle whose diameter was the seafront, whose centre was the Grand Hotel, and whose radii were traced by a fan-work of avenues shaded with limes and Normandy poplars.

It is around that Grand Hotel, right on the sandy Channel beach, where the lovely festival of Cabourg Mon Amour will take place on three nights from 28-30 July. They set up two stages and selected a small and almost exclusively French line-up that covers a nice range of pop and indie to the more electronic and dance'y. Each day will see no more than a good handful of bands playing. Major names include Cigarettes After Sex, Lescop, Paradis, Parcels, Polo & Pan, and more.

One name marked down on Team Poule's calendars is Agar Agar. The French duo plays a very enjoyable 80s-influenced synth pop, and accumulated a healthy fan base down in France already. Attached below is their new single You're High, out on Cracki Records. They will play the Scène de la Plage stage on Saturday, 29th. Team Poule says, gonna be a smooth cruise!

As dreamy as they come this one, from Sweden of course. Wy are a husband and wife duo and recently featured in our Bright Clouds series. Here now comes a new one out of their 'sad pop' repertoire, complete with floating synthesizers, melancholic guitars and a fine dose of reverb. Furthermore, What Would I Ever Do is about letting go of trying to be something that you are not. Their debut album Okay is due to be released in October this year on Hybris. Team Poule says, sign me up for that ride!