Day 5, Saturday July 23
A day mostly marked by bands and artists singing in French, I saw some of them but still managed to find some Anglophone artists!
Aliose, Club Tent, 6pm-7pm
Aliose plays a soft pop sung in French. Female singer Alizé Oswald and male singer Xavier Michel present their new album Pixels.
The band plays a cover of Gotye‘s “Somebody that I used to know” in French. The band delivers a delicate pop, with the add of the riffs creating a more vibrant rhythm.
Fréro Delavega, Grande Scène, 7pm-8pm
Fréro Delavega is a French band composed by Jérémy Frérot et Florian Delavega, best known for their participation in The Voice (France). The two good looking young men, with a similar look, mid length haircut reminding Aussie surfers deliver a chill French pop with a touch of reggae and exotic sonorities.
The intertwining of the singers’ voices gives a colourful result! At one point both singers take an inflatable raft each and they crowd surf with that, getting half way on the audience and back. They certainly know how to entertain the audience!
Altan, Le Dôme, 10:30pm-12pm
Altan is an Irish folk band which plays also songs in Gaelic. The band plays rather quiet folk songs, very focused on melody which make you travel with delicacy.
The members also play some typical Irish dancing songs to get the audience moving!
The Animen, Club Tent, 11pm-12am
The Animen plays Paléo for the first time and the lads do it very well! The band plays an effective mix of songs taken from their first album Hi! as well as the latest one Are We There Yet?. They also tell the audience to chat their teeth, weird request but fun to do!
The influence of 60s rock’n’roll and Southern sonorities can be heard very well in The Animen‘s music, it’s what makes you want to dance to their tunes all along the gig. The powerful voice of singer Théo Wyser is ever charming and settles in the public’s ears. A great lively end with “Shake (on the tabletops)”!
The Chemical Brothers, Grande Scène, 12pm-1:30am
I catch a bit of The Chemical Brothers show but can’t really get into it, the music seems too loud and the images and holograms on the screen get overwhelming and kind of creepy. I guess I was not in the mood for this type of music.
I’m aware they are famous for their spectacular live shows and I will definitely give them another chance if I manage to see them again!
Paléo 2016 ends here for me, as I cannot attend the last day. It’s been an amazing edition, one of the highlights was certainly the lively Celtic Village du Monde always crowded and where the bagpipes and folk notes were resounding all night long.
Merci for the good memories! See you next year from the 18 to the 23rd of July 2017 for the 42nd edition of Paléo!