Lo-fi garage rock goodness from France anyone? Appletop, a trio from Hyères, serves a tasty mix of The Replacements and Half Japanese. Their new album Brave Mountains centers around the dry sound of Pierre Cristofari's lead guitar.
With their back-to-basics attitude and well-placed syncopation to keep it interesting, they switch between slow moving distortion (New Again), gentle acoustic (Nikolai) and powerpop with a Pixies twist (Madonna in Love). The loud-quiet-loud album's closer Somehow We Got Lucky has written live favorite all over it.
Pierre Cristofari: vocals, guitars
Olivier Cancellieri: vocals, bass
Nicolas Faou: drums
Brave Mountains is released thru Armellodie. Release date; March 10.Tracks:
- Burning Land
- New Again
- Johnny’s Theme
- Madonna in Love
- Somehow We Got Lucky
- 02/28 Aubagne, France @ Escale
- 03/15 Toulon, France @ Crep des lices