posted on June 01, 2009 19:00
June is a special time for live music in France. Cities and towns across the country will celebrate the annual Fête de la Musique
, the national music day, on 21 June by staging free open-air concerts. A few days later, Solidays
in Paris will kick off the French summer festival season.
French communities around the world are organizing their own Fête de la Musique events. In Dublin, this means the Let’s French
festival, now in its fourth year. We’ll tell you more about it closer to the time.
As an appetizer for the main event, Let’s French is putting on a pre-festival show: Naïve New Beaters (right) will appear at Twisted Pepper in Dublin on Saturday 6 June.
Who are Naïve New Beaters? Well, there are three in the band: vocalist David Boring, guitarist Martin Luther B.B. King and keyboarder Eurobelix. The band has just released their debut album, ‘Wallace’ - a mish-mash of electro, rock and rap.
We're not impressed by it, though. Boring’s semi-rapping vocal style, delivered in a Californian accent, can get a bit tiresome. Sometimes you can hear in there Thin Lizzy-style twin-lead-guitar riffs, the epitome of dumb fun. But more often than not, Naïve New Beaters are irritating.
The best-known track from ‘Wallace’ is their 2008 single ‘Live Good’ – we find the video more entertaining than the song: