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Marian Hill talk backstage rituals and making music to make love to

Marian Hill’s breakout hit “Down” provided the soundtrack to a recent Apple commercial, burning up the charts to become the most Shazam’d song - a title it held for weeks on end. The duo’s moody brand of jazzy, electro-pop has catapulted them to fame, with their debut album “Act One” showcasing their “less is more” approach to music.

France 24’s Richelle Harrison Plesse sat down with Samantha and Jeremy from the band to talk about backstage rituals and what it takes to create their sultry sound in the studio. Plus, we meet a Parisian choir helping music-loving refugees adapt to their new lives in France, and we mark 50 years since the release of the Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, widely regarded as one of the greatest records of all time.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2017-07-28 culture

France's iconic Chateau de Chambord gets a makeover

Chambord is perhaps the most iconic of the castles in the Loire valley, thanks to its renaissance turrets and sweeping grounds. The castle and gardens have had a full overhaul,...

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2017-07-27 culture

Actress Helen Mirren on TV honours and tackling sexism

She's one of a very select club to have won the triple crown of acting. Dame Helen Mirren has an Oscar, a Tony award and four Emmys, TV's top honour. FRANCE 24's Genie Godula sat...

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2017-07-26 culture

Film show: 'Valerian', 'A Violent Life' and 'Belle de Jour'

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson and Richelle Harrison Plesse cast an eye over the week's movie releases - from Luc Besson's budget-busting sci-fi extravaganza "Valerian and...

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2017-07-25 culture

Rock icons Midnight Oil on politics, passion and their long-awaited comeback

In a French TV exclusive, Richelle Harrison Plesse sat down with Australian rock legends Midnight Oil, who’ve returned to the spotlight after a 15-year hiatus. The band - famous...

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2017-07-24 culture

Music show: Blues legend Lucky Peterson & Lollapalooza Paris

Richelle Harrison Plesse chats to contemporary blues icon Lucky Peterson, who fuses the blues with soul, RnB, gospel and rock 'n roll. Hailed as a "dangerous triple threat" for...

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