Filter Music is also behind The Unofficial Soundtrack to the 2008 French Film Festival. The actual festival starts across this country this week and I was lucky enough to head to a preview of The Price To Pay - a slightly silly if not funny film about husbands and wives. Now I've got the schedule I also plan to see Paris and Lagerfeld Confidential. It's going to be a busy couple of weeks.
I'm ashamed to admit, but it's been a long time since I went to see a band perform. It's the crowds, standing around and rising ticket prices. And I definitely can't handle the big stadium gigs anymore. But all worries were dispelled when I went to see Nouvelle Vague play at The Metro on the weekend. If you ever get the chance - you must see them live. I've been a fan of their CD, Bande a Part, for some time. The blurb about them is so on the money: "A sophisticated French bossa nova twist to British new-wave classics from the 80s." But I really didn't think they could top that. It's rare to find a band that's actually better live. They were such polished performers. The songs had more oomph and I could have stayed standing until the small hours of the morning - even at six months pregnant! I'd never before appreciated what a music label is about - what makes one different from another - but I've got to say, I'm going to be paying close attention to Filter Music if this is the calibre of musicians they represent.