Malajube – Montreal -40°C


We already had a bit of Gaeilge this week so why not a bit of French too from the Montreal collective Malajube. I was put off this band for the longest time due to their name, without hearing a note I had dismissed them. I was saved by one of the greatest gifts afforded by the MediaMonkey mp3 player, that being the auto DJ facility wherein the fabulous Gallic thrills of ‘Montreal –40C’ hoved into earshot quite by chance. Not only is it quite unlike most of the fodder that passes for indie rock these days but it also has an ebullient charm not witnessed since the last time the Go! Team ran amok in a recording studio. Pierre Lapointe lends his vocals to a tune that has the kinetic power of an atomic bomb filled with 100% goose down. So even though I may be coming late to the Malajube party I have no worries as this is one celebration that is going to run and run. Malajube have toured with Snowden and in a combination made in audio heaven will hook up with the Arcade Fire to perform in Paris this very evening. Malajube’s imperious second album ‘Trompe l’Oeil’ is out now. KD

Malajube – Montreal -40°C

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Album: [UK] Trompe LâOeil [US] Trompe-L’Oeil
Year: 2006

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