Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Fabienne Delsol

Looking for something a little sugary? a little sultry? a little 60's yé-yé garage pop? a little European? May I suggest a steaming dish of Fabienne Delsol.

In 2004, Delsol, the former lead singer of UK garage pop band, The Bristols, released her debut solo album. A few weeks ago, I finally learned about it and since then, I've been playing her album No Time for Sorrows over and over.

The disc is pure ear candy which, combined with the fact that Delsol is French, makes the album remind me a bit of Nouvelle Vague. Also like the singers on Nouvelle Vague, despite being French, Delsol sings mainly in English. The only exception is her cover of France Gall's "Laisse Tomber Les Filles".

Fabienne Delsol |
Laisse Tomber Les Filles (courtesy of Drugburn)
Fabienne Delsol | Chills and Fevers (courtesy of Drugburn)


Jim said...

I had been thinking about posting on Fabienne but just never go around to it.

That Drugburn blog is interesting.

Flatlander said...

Based upon some searches I did for this post, it seems very few blogs have picked up on this album so I think you should still post about her. The album deserves more exposure.

I had never read Drugburn until last night but I agree. Cool site. Sort of a SwedesPlease for France.

nico said...

I'm sold. I think I need to pick this one up.

...and I never let anything like time get in the way of a review. I reviewed a Brian Eno CD from the 70s and while back and still got several comments on it.

cj howareya said...

Ditto on Delsol ... and Drugburn. Great find. I'm going to blatantly steal your thunder and Gmail some tracks from there.

The Humanity Critic said...

Just passing through, I'm digging the blog by the way..