Just cross the street once and you are in a completely different world: That’s what happens if you leave the hip bars and music venues underneath the tracks of the U6 metro line behind and walk over to Weinhaus Sittl, a traditional Austrian wine tavern. The five Finns of French Films follow us on this short walk and take over the regulars’ table at Sittl for a short but – to say the least – intense performance. The crowd consists largely of elderly, solitary men – some drunk, some abstinent -, who obviously enjoy the welcome distraction, starting to clap along already when French Films set up their instruments. Yet that’s only the foreplay to what is the most energetic, blowing-your-head-away performance we’ve seen and recorded in a while. From the first chord of „You Don’t Know“ French Films literally rock the place. „We haven’t rehearsed this at all. Let’s see what happens, I have no idea“, singer Johannes says. Well, that’s the right spirit! „Pretty In Decadence“ is next and equally intoxicating: Let’s „wave the flag for the bloodsucking blues!“ We think French Films should indeed be regulars at Sittl.
Here’s “You Don’t Know” and “Pretty In Decadence”.