'N’int ket deuet a-benn da ziwriziennañ ac’hanomp...' is Breton for 'They couldn’t drive us out'. This language is spoken by people in Brittany (Bretagne, France). It's a Celtic language, originated in Great Britain and introduced in France by migrating Britons. It's related to the Cornish language. So yes, this band was born in Bretagne, and it's a rebellious and revolutionary weapon, non-lethal of course.
But we're here for the music, and quite frankly, even though this is something completely and utterly different from what I have reviewed before, this stuff makes me smile. This band blends rock, folk and rap into a very energetic sound, and throws a highly convincing DIY-punk attitude in the mix. The result is pretty damn interesting, something I'd surely want to see on some of the upcoming summer festivals.
Comparing this album to other acts isn't an easy task, so let's go over some of the basic elements in this music. Basically, this is alternative rock music, a bit similar to bands like Urban Dance Squad, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Clawfinger. The latter also comes to mind through the vocals, which resemble that well-known French rap style of IAM, MC Solaar or Manau. Finally, there is the folk element, represented by the accordion, which mostly reminds me of the opening tune of 'Allo 'Allo.
I guess you should have a decent idea about this album by now so I'm not going into a song-by-song description. After all, because of their style, all the songs have the same elements, the same energy and the same warm, enthusiastic sound. France has pleasantly surprised me before but this album certainly highlights the country's flair for originality. So check it out and try to catch these guys on a festival this summer. You'll be in for an awesome party, that's for sure.