I’ve got a little soft spot for French punk rock, I’ll admit it.
I don’t speak a lick of it, but I still love it… Bérurier Noir, Métal Urbain, Les Olivensteins etc.
These bands among others, remain a big influence on a number of contemporary punk and garage bands particularly in France.
Enter Pierre & Bastien; a 3 piece (2 guitars + drums) from Orléans just outside of Paris. (This review is technically not their Norwegian debut, as they have been featured on an LP compilaton last year.)
If you are intro catchy head boppin’ fist pumping punk rock with great guitar hooks this is for you. High energy, dark, mechanical punk. I am a bit biased in this review, and it’s not very eloquently stated, but this. kicks. ass.
On their first full length self titled LP, Pierre & Bastien give us eleven songs of solid punk rock.
There isn’t one bad song on this record. Simple as that.
They’re hard-nosed, tight as hell, and catchy without being too poppy.
A bit darker (and smarter) version of The Spits perhaps?
“Sex! drug! rock & roll!” they shout, as about the only English words on this record; but who needs English when you sound like this. Who needs it period. France is where it’s at.
Collector scum stats: 300 LP’s out on Pouet! Schallplatten
Favorite tracks: Loriet, Auto Entrepreneur, Journal, Facho
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