Howls of Joy
Beat Mark are one of a few French bands to strike with the noisy pop spirit of contemporary US music (from MGMT to Dum Dum Girls), who don't hide their mid-'80s to mid-'90s English influences. Their sound has been described as nuggets of the Vaselines, and the Television Personalities with a few drops of the Jesus And Mary Chain, the Stone Roses and Primal Scream. Some have even evoked My Bloody Valentine. Whatever, the mix, the two boys and two girls of Beat Mark from Paris have created a full-length album that has a raw and instantly refreshing new sound. Who would have thought the French could be so chic hot?