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‘Elvis’ These New Puritans

The Christmas gig slump is as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies. However, there’s a few hidden treasures to watch out for: tonight, Club Folamour will be taking over Point Éphémère with a sterling indie-electro line up. Highlights include Small Black, Lo-fi-fnk and Museum of Bella Artes. Further north, at la Fleche d’Or, White Lies are heading a strong British night for this month’s Inrocks Indie Club, with iLike Trains and The Vaccines. But, it’s another British act which is offering perhaps the most intriguing prospect this weekend. Tomorrow night, the already pretty pretentious Essex lads, These New Puritans, will team up with German composer André de Ridder, best known for his work with the Gorillaz, to create a post-apocalyptic show piece. Backed by a 15-piece brass and woodwind ensemble, multiple pianos, Japanese drums, a children’s choir and an orchestra, the guys are undoubtedly looking to turn the Pompidou Centre inside out… But if you’ve spent all your pocket change on that animal print jumper your mate’s always wanted, then head down to L’International on Sunday to catch the free Rrose Tacet set. At the other end of the price bracket there’s Soulwaxmas, flaunting 2Many DJs and Erol Alkan at the Grande Halle de la Villette; and if you can afford yourself a ticket, it’s sure to be a belter. And finally, soul legend and The Roots collaborator Cody ChestnuTT will be crooning the crowd at La Bellevilloise next Wed 22 Dec. (Mark E. Thompson,

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