3 stars review of the album Excuse my french in the new issue of the English magazine Shindig! on newsstands in perfidious Albion today. [...] Excuse my french cleverly mixes indie-rock, artful pop and a subtle hint of electronica. At times euphoric, occasionally with a melancholic tinge. [...]
A nice remix of Ton ombre est ma lumière is regularly found in the Sacré Français! playlist on La Première (Rtbf). If you want to get it, along with 4 other remixes and the album version, feel free to click on the link below.
After “Songs from la Chambre” in 2017 which, as its title suggests, mixed pieces in French and English, Julien Bouchard chose to sing only in his mother tongue on his new album, mischievously titled “Excuse My French” (Hot Pumarecords).The music is still Anglo-Saxon, reminiscent of the heyday of indie rock with guitars (plus a bit of synth) and melancholic folk of the 90s. The recording in his home studio in the Vosges, inautarky, brought a slight lo-fi touch that fits the music perfectly.
Review in le journal L'Alsace. [...] Mais très vite les harmonies s'affirment, une forme de joliesse, une douceur, un côté rêveur apparaissent, donnant aux chansons des accents qui rappellent Les Innocents [...]
"To illustrate this, he immerses us in a not so distant universe of the late 60s in the United States, between carelessness, sexual liberation, paroxysmal deshinibition, liberation of bodies and infamous military influence, sectarian or institutionalized racism. Never disillusioned, but not naive either, Julien covers everything with an indie pop, whose codes he masters with uncommon skill. Madness of men."
Review at La Magic Box. [...] Un peu à la manière des Innocents, Julien Bouchard imagine la Pop Music, comme un mélange d’influences, françaises dans ses mots, anglaises dans ses orchestrations. Et on se prend rapidement au jeu, à chantonner les refrains simples et donc entêtants. Avec Excuse my french, Julien Bouchard attire la lumière sur son travail. Une belle révélation. [...]