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Quintessentially FFC

We blushed a little bit when we heard this.

“A new French For Cartridge album is always a real cause for celebration. They are one of the most creative and adventurous acts that this country has produced in the last few years and yet they still have that pop sensibility and lightness of touch, which means that their experimentation is fun, quirky and engaging. ‘We Humans’ is quintessentially French For Cartridge.”

More Best-of-2013 love for our latest album from Epileptic Gibbon, one of our longtime supporters and host of an excellent show - check it out here.

New album “We Humans” out now - available from our shopRough TradeAmazoniTunes or your local record store!

More Best of 2013 lists

Thank you to the listeners of Art School Dancing in Edinburgh, who voted us and our "We Humans" to no. 12 in their 2013 Top 100!!

You can also find us on the Best of The Joyzine Radio Show, which is a free download album that features a version of "Spiders" recorded for this excellent show last Autumn.

This is what they say about the album:

"French For Cartridge’s second album ‘We Humans’ surfed the dividing line between experimental and enjoyable as expertly as any that we heard in 2013."

Well, thank you!

New album “We Humans” out now - available from our shopRough TradeAmazoniTunes or your local record store!

Rocksucker 2013 Top 50

We’re in the top half of Rocksucker’s 100 best albums of 2013!

"Ridiculously eccentric, and jolly lovely with it. It’s rare for something to be quaint and berserk at the same time, but this succeeds valiantly. This is completely off its rocker and we bloody loves it for it."

Read the interview we did with them in October here.

New album “We Humans” out now - available from our shopRough TradeAmazoniTunes or your local record store!

Thank you 2013

2013 was a great French For Cartridge year!

We finished and released a new album called “We Humans”, which both sounds and looks beautiful. There was a wonderful fun fayre in a medieval church tower to celebrate its release, there were library tours and beach performances, a Rough Trade instore and a cooking show as well as fantastic videos for each song made by some very talented friends.

A few weeks ago we also released a digital EP to round things off featuring a few remixes and one new song called “Frequency 349”, the first thing we’ve recorded since the album.

Listen to the new song and watch all the videos below here. 

None of this would have been possible without some truly wonderful people.

THANK YOU: Akinori Fujimoto, Anssi Växby, S. Husky Höskulds, Damien Beaton, John Rogers, Mikko Gordon, James Bull,  Benji Kontz, Dorna Aslanzadeh, Daniel & Team Cleopatra II, Julie Marthe Hoffmann, Riccardo Arena, Ebba Erikzon, Keiko Sumida, Triona Ryan, Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, Pizzazz Handbell Trio, Sam Taylor, Joanne Gibson, Jon Roskilly, Barney Samson, Laetitia Stott, Nina Pottell and everyone else who supported us in making and promoting this little piece of art. Let’s make another one soon! 

Have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!

New album “We Humans” out now - available from our shopRough TradeAmazoniTunes or your local record store!

Old Books

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Our library tour has come to an end and we’re wrapping up for winter, but there’s the new Hot Air Balloon EP as well as a few videos from "We Humans" still to be revealed.

"Old Books" is the closing track on the album and not only did it inspire us to head on the road for a string of performances in libraries around the country, but it also gave us the idea for our We Humans Gallery. The song draws a picture of how everyone has a life story waiting to be told, just like old books in a library. So, over the course of the last few months we have collected photos and advice from you people - some of which can be seen passing by in this little clip. 

If you want delve into it deeper, flick through all the posts on here or search for the WeHumansGallery-tag

When you’ve watched the video below, also check out the Collectress remix, which is out now on the Hot Air Balloon EP!

New album “We Humans” out now - available from our shopRough TradeAmazoniTunes or your local record store!

Amelia’s Magazine

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We talked to Amelia’s Magazine about hot air balloons, couples in bands, studying at Goldsmiths, writing operas and Damien Beaton’s artwork.

They also premiere the new video for 'Old Books', which Collectress remixes beautifully on the new iTunes EP that’s out this week. And there’s illustrations by Antonia Parker that draw on the video and our recent superhero outing!

Read the article and watch the video here.

New album “We Humans” out now - available from our shopRough TradeAmazoniTunes or your local record store!