Whether you are a fan of Plastic Bertrand’s “Ca Plane Pur Moi” or Jaque Du Tronc songs like “Le Gens Sons Fous, Les Temps Sont Fous”, there is something magical about the French language when you mix it with distorted guitars. As a fan of 60’s French garage rock and early French punk, Les Lullies fill a void for me, as it’s been a while since I’ve heard some good French punk rock/ rock n'roll. Lately, if you realize it or not, France is having a sort of music renaissance. There are great small bands popping up all over that are not just rehashing old ideas. Les Lullies sound like great 70’s rock n’ roll just punkified and do a great job creating a whole vibe with their surreal collage video for their new single “Zero Ambition”. The band had this to say about the newest single: “One's gotta admit that the way we're fed success and ambition sucks big time. We're against it with this biography of a punk song.”
Apparently the band didn’t always sing in French and it was a conscious decision kind of as a fuck you to trying to be famous in English speaking countries. I have to admire anyone who gets to that point of saying fuck this, I’m going to do exactly what I want to do. That becomes the whole spirit and the great part about this new Les Lullies track. “Mauvaise Foi,” or “Bad Faith,” a resolutely French title for this latest album - reflects the band’s decision to sing in their native language. The band also on this new record has a cover of the Jackie DeShannon track “When You Walk In My Room” and such a classic 60’s pop song easily translates to the bands style poppy rock n’ roll punk.
The band has a bunch of shows planned for summer and I suggest you catch the live act they are known for. As the band states and what I think nicely sums up this article is “This ain’t rocket science, mon frère, it is rock’n’roll, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!”