Music Review: Les Lullies Deliver High-Octane French Rock with “Mauvaise Foi”

 

Montpellier-based rock ‘n’ roll enthusiasts Les Lullies have recently unleashed their highly anticipated LP, “Mauvaise Foi,” on Slovenly Recordings International. The band’s latest offering presents a no-frills, fast-paced punk rock sound infused with occasional power-pop elements. With lyrics primarily in French, Les Lullies have elevated their music to new heights, showcasing a refined quality and a more personal touch. Drawing inspiration from Normandy’s rich musical heritage and referencing influences like The Records, The Real Kids, and Phil Spector, the band navigates seamlessly between glam-rock anthems, power-pop numbers, and classic garage-punk bangers.

“Mauvaise Foi” was recorded at Château Vergogne, starting in November 2021, with the expertise of Maxime Smadja (Rixe, BOSS, Condor, Digital Octopus). Les Lullies took their time writing, recording, and producing the album during the pandemic-induced touring hiatus. The result is a 35-minute punk and roll joyride that explores a range of topical themes, from the serious to the lighthearted. Tracks like “Soirée Standard” pay homage to the pub-goers, celebrating the necessity of letting loose and having a good time. Meanwhile, “Ville Musée” delves into the impact of gentrification, lamenting the loss of vibrant nightlife and a sense of belonging in cities increasingly tailored for tourists.

One standout moment on the album is the band’s punk/power-pop version of Jackie DeShannon’s “When You Walk in the Room,” originally covered by The Searchers. The only track sung in English, it serves as a sweet candy treat for the ears, showcasing Les Lullies’ ability to infuse their own energy and style into beloved classics.

Les Lullies’ “Mauvaise Foi” is an invigorating and unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll record that exemplifies the band’s unyielding dedication to their craft. Don’t miss out on this thrilling musical journey!

Les Lullies, formed in 2016, have built a reputation through their relentless touring and exhilarating live shows. They have captivated audiences across Europe, the UK, the US, and Canada, appearing at renowned festivals such as We’re Loud, Funtastic Dracula Carnival, and Cosmic Trip. The band’s extensive record collection and passion for exploration have inspired their cover choices, ranging from Fun Things and Testors to Nick Lowe and The Rottweilers.

“Mauvaise Foi” combines the band’s deep-rooted influences with their distinctive punk rock spirit and infectious melodies, creating an irresistibly cool album that caters to a wide range of listeners. From die-hard record store snobs to garage rock enthusiasts and even psych-pop aficionados, Les Lullies’ latest release is sure to leave a lasting impression.

To experience the electrifying energy of Les Lullies’ “Mauvaise Foi,” you can stream the album on Bandcamp [link: https://leslullies.bandcamp.com/album/les-lullies-mauvaise-foi].

Additionally, the music video for “Zero Ambition” can be enjoyed on YouTube

 

Les Lullies’ “Mauvaise Foi” is an invigorating and unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll record that exemplifies the band’s unyielding dedication to their craft. Don’t miss out on this thrilling musical journey!

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Written by Anissa Sutton

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