Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 26/03/12

Image: Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains - City Kiss

Bon news! Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains are digitally releasing "City Kiss" - the third single from mighty full-length E Volo Love on the 16th of April. As you'll know if you've got the LP, "City Kiss" is a beautifully hazy shimmer of a song, all chiming guitars and surging orchestral sections.

They've now created a video for the track, directed by Elliot Dear, and it's a smash. Featuring mid-air tumbling, snowball fights and lovely shots of the band performing in a bedroom, it's a great piece that will instantly resonate with anyone who's fallen asleep on public transport, only to wake up somewhere completely unexpected such as Tottenham Hale, Aldgate or Sheffield (having changed at King's Cross). Watch it here, now:

There's also some more opportunities to watch Fránçois et al perform live, with new UK dates announced:

13th April: Sheffield - Queen's Social Club (supporting Slow Club)
14th April: St. Andrews - Eye o' the Dug Festival
16th April: Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
18th April: London - Cargo
9th May: Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
10th-11th May: Brighton - The Great Escape
2nd June: Wakefield - Long Division Festival
10th June: Clapham (North Yorkshire) - Rough Beats Festival
15th July: Southwold - Latitude Festival
17th-19th August: Leicester - Summer Sundae Festival
31st August-2nd September: Larmer Tree Gardens - End of the Road Festival

And if you're hungry for more Fránçois action right now, why not check out the guys performing a three track session for Saatchi?