French Possession are a British melodic pop/rock outfit based in London or Manchester depending on what day it is. They are proper pop songwriters in the true and old sense of the word and deliver a classic sounding range of eclectic and varied but infectious flowery almost twee pop. Their songwriting influences range from Dylan to Radiohead with touches of Beatles thrown in for good measure. French Possession's debut album 'Foil for a girl in a posh frock' was released in April 2006 to critically acclaim. Songs from the album have been played on Radio stations across the world from Australia and Canada to Brazil to Belarus. The album featured a good mix of genres from electronica to bluegrass and one or two places in between. The overall feel, though, was of 'proper pop' The band consists of: Steve Jones ( Songwriter extraordinaire ), Robert 'the kiddie' Burton, Bruno Newman and the sultry, sexy angel voiced Briony Ace. French Possession's first ever single is called 'Triple A' and features 3 brand new tunes 'Nothing else applies', ' The Courtneys of Ballantry ' and 'Ginny'. 'Nothing else applies' is a boppy and gorgeous guitar ballad with a sing-a-long chorus that sticks in your head and reminds us of a cross between Fleetwood Mac and Macca. Speaking of Macca, ' The Courtneys of Ballantry' is probably what you would expect Paul to sound like these days. Forget Mull of Kintyre, this is a stomping acoustic folky gem with a melody that send shivers down your spine. Lovely and irresistible and perfect for evening's spent gathered around a bonfire chanting along to the chorus while sipping mulled wine. ( Well, speak for yourself I listen at home in front of an electric heater while downing pints of lager and it sounds just as good - Ed ) . The last track on this superb triple A side single is the magnificent and unique masterpiece that is ' Ginny'. This song is a classic and features the wonderful, mysterious, sexy, soulful voice of one 'Briony Ace'. This track is a slow paced R&B tinged ballad with whispery vocals that deliver the most amazing melody with pure emotion. The music has cascading tinkling pianos and ecstatic lush 70's strings that make you feel like you're sun tanning with a cocktail in your hand on the 'Love Boat'. Just when you think you have it all figured out the song in a very Beatles-esq manner suddenly changes into 'Eleanor Rigby' style strings with the melodic, powerful and soothing voice of Steve Jones making you wonder why he wasn't a member of the Beatles in the first place. Yeah we like it a lot and so should you........ trust us. As seen in the NME.
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