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[title subtitle=”ST. VINCENT / THE GHOST OF A SABER TOOTH TIGER
/ THEE OH SEES / THE HORRORS / GIANA FACTORY / ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES / FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS / PORTISHEAD”]Photos – Rock En Seine 2014 – day two[/title]

[title subtitle=””]Live Report – Day Two[/title]

We will try our best to give an accurate picture of what we saw with all its flaws and shortfalls. We couldn’t cover all the performing acts simply because I only have one pair of legs and with so many stages to cover (five in total) it’s hard to give a precise account.

The total discovery for this second day at Rock En Seine amid a slight drizzle and pretty fresh temperatures was Giana Factory, already known for having toured and opened for The Raveonettes in Paris (one of the girls is Sharin Foo’s sister by the way). And to be absolutely honest with you, I thought there was similarities to be heard between these two bands, albeit with a lighter sound for Giana Factory. Less obscure, less heavy. With their crazy outfits and their fresh take on the electro pop movement this band is a must watch !

When the first few notes of St Paul & The Broken Bones came wafting across the crowd here at Rock En Seine we figured is was a complete Otis Redding revival, in fact he even played Try A Little Tenderness to end his set. However it’s not the most original act we saw, we’re clearly taken in to the 60’s/70’s “Black Soul” era. Clashing with the contrast of the lead singer’s voice and looks.

Now, our standout headliner of the day, Portishead. Total class act. and crowds were ecstatic. They played their hits among the other lesser known tracks, the perfect festival set list in fact, we were gifted with “Wandering Souls”, “Glory Box” and “Machine Gun”. Simple, efficient and grace were the keywords that were popping in my mind as the act and its great drummer ended their set. Even dressed with waterproof gear it was classy !

As the cold started to set in, late into Friday night, the humid air making things worse for the audience and artists alike, we enjoyed a last-minute snack and headed home for a good night rest and prepare for the last day out at Parc de St-Cloud. With another full, plentiful closing day.

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