**SXSW Spotlight** The Parisians

As per The Parisians myspace, since all the websites written about them were in French:

It’s been three years since The Parisians formed: these four guys have been regarded as the precursors of the French indie-rock scene and have represented an important part of it themselves. Beyond doubt they partly owe this to The Libertines whom they met in Paris and who were thrilled by The Parisians’ songwriting. They made their mark by countless wild and chaotic shows in every club in Paris. The word spread and ever since the band has contributed to the emergence of a young and unprecedented rock scene in France. Further shows in the UK, all over France, Germany and Switzerland along with the likes of The Paddingtons, The Libertines, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, BRMC and Mystery Jets and they soon attracted the attention of the media (NME, Nylon, ARTE, Vogue UK).

They have some early demos on their myspace. Their new songs are quite catchy, I really like their sound. They just released a four-song EP, Alesia (which you can listen to here or buy on amazon here). I also have a song down below for you.

SXSW Tourdates:

Friday, March 14 - Maggie Mae's Rooftop (The Parisians, The Fashion, Beat Union, Lykke Li, The Whip, Scouting For Girls)**The Parisians play at 8pm**

Sunday, March 16 - Bonus Tracks Records Showcases @ TBA

[Myspace] The Parisians