Francois And The Atlas Mountains' new single, City Kiss, will be released on April 16th, 2012. It is the third singles from the band's latest album, E Volo Love, which was released in 2011. Francois and the Atlas Mountains will be touring the UK throughout April, as well as playing a range of festivals over the summer.
'Les Plus Beaux' opens the album with a steady paced almost country type feel with French vocals accompanied by intertwined picked electric guitars underpinned by gentle rumbling percussion and eventually bass guitar and hints of electric piano. The track has quite a sad feel during verses which pushes into a brighter feel during choruses and the instrumental. 'Muddy Heart' follows; a low fi, country bluesy type track with vocals again accompanied by picked guitar. The tracks has quite a stomp to it amongst its' easy going vibe, while the vocals have an almost Doherty-like rough lack of pitch perfectness to them. With the opening two tracks of E Volo Love there's a feel of background music about Fran?ois And The Atlas Mountains' unperfected writing which already has blandness about it. With gentle percussion beneath quite a funky blues groove in the electric guitar and bass parts, however, 'Edge Of Town' has an easy going, feel-good feel to it through its blend contrasting the albums' opening two tracks; a blend that gradually builds up and up through rumbling busy layers of tribal sounding percussion.
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