The second genre that characterized the French punk sound in the 80’s was the so-called Chaos en France scene, after the name of the two infamous compilations of the same name which included Oi-tinged rough punk bands from all over the country. I suppose you could say they are the crucial Lille punk band of the decade with a rather unique Oi-tinged punk-rock sound and grim, radical political lyrics. Didier Fournier : Voice (82/87) Fred : Guitar (82/87) Fredo : 2nd Guitar (84) Jacques "Jack" Fournier : Bass (82/84) Even a superficial glance at neighboring Italy, Spain, England or Germany points to this fact, and therefore, a self-deprecating inferiority complex is not rare to come by among the French punk crowd. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Intense stuff. fourth in a line of threads, documenting punk rock by individual country. Opened for Warrior Kids a few years ago! It has the reputation of being a grey, grim working-class town and as such it is an ideal breeding ground for quality punk bands. France won last week's vote, Post as many bands as you like but a huge list of bands with no descriptions or links isn't worth anything to anybody, Try to include a youtube/soundcloud/bandcamp/etc link to your band, Descriptions or album recommendations are okay. Ruido Total has been created by Sinnaciön‘s drummer (they were an all-Colombian raw punk band that disbanded a few years ago) around 2010 and focuses on releasing new records from Latino punk bands from all over the world, as well as reissuing some classic Colombian bands of yore. There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Shameless is a glam/sleaze rock band. It looks like they still have some sweet crusty bands going for them with Death Büring (gruff metallic cavemen crust) and Krötal (raw d-beat hardcore). New band.quartier libre - ska punkjustin(e) - punk rock. Gonna have to check em out. Awesome 90's thrash punk from Lyon. And finally, if you are more into the metal side of hardcore punk, go check Angoisse (blackened crust with members of Aguirre), Putrefiance (old-school raw death-metal with guys from Fraude, Audiocum, and Lucido) and of course Monarch, a long-running doom-drone outfit that you’ve probably heard about already. That Reich Orgasm tune is tight. get their latest split LP’s since it was recorded with their newest member on vocals (who also sings for Litovsk). album or compilation done by music journalist Gary Bushell is a factor: Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Oi!_bands&oldid=981370126, Articles needing additional references from December 2010, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 October 2020, at 22:09. Paris is not deprived of more tune-oriented band punk or, indeed, post-punk bands either. I am the chief editor of the almighty Terminal Sound Nuisance blog, and I am about to undertake, before your very eyes, an arduous enterprise: writing a scene report about the French DIY punk scene. If you like that type of music, from Lyon came the melodic racket SPORT, who recently disbanded, and Monplaisir in the veins of Hot Snakes or Dinosaur JR. Litige and Ursa are two all-female punk bands, the first going for a rather typical Lyon sound full of catchy grungy punk-rock tunes while the other (with members of Robotnicka and Litige) is more a retrofuturist energetic synth-driven postpunk act. Some edits and additions have been done by Mitko of DIY Conspiracy. Band-wise, you’ve got: Alarm, a three-piece playing energetic dark punk-rock with female vocals; Ascidie (with Traitre’s singer), a raw and crusty anarcho d-beat band; Grossel (members also living in Besançon and Remiremont) do the grinding mincecore thing; Rip It Up! Last but certainly not least, HHM an energetic grungy punk grrrlz trio since the early 00’s are still playing and rocking and that’s good indeed. Okay, Nightwatchers plays supercatchy and dark political punk-rock and have a new LP out. it seems like it's very self contained but it shares borders with lots of countries i know have big scenes so there's got to be something going on there. As far as I know the great squat Roxy Cooper is still standing and hosting political activities and various shows. New band. Some people claim that Nantes is part of Britanny, while others absolutely deny it. Ace stuff. Quite original. Check the latest quality releases if you want to know what’s up with the hardcore kids these days. As mentioned at the start, this scene report is not exhaustive so don’t be too upset if your band does not appear in it, maybe I am just unaware of its existence (or really dislike it), so feel free to add on to the report in the comment section or better yet, do your own report! French punk is basically the only thing in the world I know anything about. band. the same label that put this out also put out the comp Chaos en France and the more well known Chaos in Europe which isn't strictly French. 53 talking about this. Classy stuff. So there we go! There were obviously also a few hardcore or anarcho- bands but they were a minority as France never had its own “1980s hardcore explosion”. Demain (formerly known as Death or Glory) play political punk-rock that reminds me of the 1980s UK mod-punk revival which is not a bad thing (tunes to be expected on their three records); Neds believe in catchy indie-punk with a ’77 twist (their first EP is only a few months old). Highest upvoted comment is next week's country, Some countries I'd be interested in seeing: Mexico, Spain/Basque Country, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Russia/Soviet Union, Japan, Australia. Although not officially an active band, Traitre have been doing a couple of gigs lately for the release of their discography on vinyl. Vlaar’s guitar player also has a label called Tanker Records and runs a recording studio, Disvlar Studio. Do check it out! From Strasbourg as well, LMDA play dark and raspy powerviolence like it’s 2002 again and Mental Distress deliver fast, 90s-fueled political fastcore and will have a new LP soon. Merci les gars! The choices and the perspective will therefore be totally subjective, and although I will do my best to provide an accurate and comprehensive enough picture of the French punk land- and soundscape, in the end I picked bands that appeal to me. They’ve released an LP last year, check it out. French Oi band from Paris, start in May 1990 under the name "Les Gavroches". Also, at least partly, from “Brest la grise” is a new band who released a demo, Deseo Morir. In Tulle, a bit to the South-West, lives a brilliant post-punk band, Hinin, that is both eerie-sounding, bleak and very urban. DIY Conspiracy is a web journal for underground music and culture. Let’s start with Rennes, its largest town. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Rixe is a three piece French oi band comprised of members from Lion's Law, HardxTimes, and Digital Octopus. Sick band. Our eastern move towards the Alpine region takes us to another busy area for punk music with France’s third city, Lyon, renowned for its brand of usually tuneful punk-rock as Faux Départ, a band playing catchy and nervous punk-rock with singalongs, and Dernier Futur with a more traditional French punk sound illustrates. Joking aside, in Western Europe, despite there being more than sixty millions of us, France was never neither the most prolific nor the most illustrious country in terms of punk-rock. If you’re not familiar with Auch, let’s say that it can be considered as the birthplace of crust in France with cracking historical bands such as Enola Gay or Disbeer. Let’s start with Saint-Etienne’s new hardcore heroes Deletär, who surprisingly play Totalitär and Skitkids-influenced punk music (members of Vomit for Breakfast and tons of others) and have an EP out. And we are now moving to Lille, in the North of France, a typical industrial region. Razorblades & Aspirin Zine #9 out this month! The mood is different, more garage punk-oriented but the tunes and the energy are still there. As far as venues go, Saint-Etienne is equipped with La Gueule Noire, a self-run social center hosting many political activities, worskshops and gigs, Ursa Minor, a former factory that has its own massive gig and screenprinting space and Le 17, a small space that hosts concerts, readings and an infoshop.