Monday, March 08, 2010

Pony Pony Run Run...

Sounds like my 5-year old after she's eaten too many Gummy Bears, but is in fact the current French Pop/Rock sensation sweeping the nation (love using cheesy statements like that...).

'You Need Pony Pony Run Run' is the first studio album by the group Pony Pony Run Run, a trio of lads from Angers who formed the group in Nantes as Beaux Arts students, whose style has been called French Indie Electropop, with a slight 80's influence.

Most of their songs seem to be in English, which bodes well for them internationally, just hope they don't get lost amongst all the other Indie art school bands out there. 'Hey You' was their first single which was pretty big last summer.


French Shelter said...

O Sigh.

It's just that the overwhelming
whitey-hood of French music
is a sadness inducing thingie.
Even when it is by people who
are not white.

And. My personal goal is to
stop the entire nation from
clapping on the "1" and the "3".

Say I'm wrong, say it!


The Duchess said...

Hi French Shelter- I'd probably be one of those clapping at the wrong time. You should see me in my Flamenco class, it's really quite embarrassing how little rhythm I

La Mom said...

I love this band! I especially like the way they say "'Ey you" in the song.

Never seen the video -- thanks for posting!

La Mom
An American Mom in Paris

The Duchess said...

Hi La Mom- I know, it's the distinct missing sound of the 'h' that gives them away as being French!lol

Magic27 said...

I feel sooooo ooooollldddd - not only have I never heard of them, but I've never heard their first single either (the one that was a big hit here last summer, apparently - when I guess I must have been under a rock or something)...
*goes back to listening to the real 80s stuff of her youth*
*and fantasizes about Zac Efron, despite almost being old enough to be his mother (almost, but not quite)*

The Duchess said...

Hi Magic- I think that's why women fancy Zac Efron, he reminds them of the boys they fancied back in the 80's. He's the sort of boy that makes grown woment want to put up a poster again!lol

FrenchTwistDC said...

I'll have to check them out! it's so hard to keep up with what's good and what's new in French music from here... I welcome any other recommendations too! Merci ;-)

FrenchTwistDC said...

and h's are over rated ;-) maudit th!!

The Duchess said...

Hi FrenchTwist- Yes, France has managed quite well without the 'h' all these years!lol

FrenchTwistDC said...

I speak really good english but the th's still kill me... like the french r's for many anglophones I guess.