In preparation of their free show in Shacklewell this Friday, we asked Montreal's Chocolat to put together a playlist with some of their favourite tunes.
Harry Nilsson - Me and My Arrow
'It's a fun and feel good ballad'
The Stooges - T.V. Eye
"There is something about that riff and Iggy's scream, also Fun House is one of our favourite albums ever"
Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman
"Our music has been influenced by free and modal jazz from the 50s and 60s, our next album features saxophone parts"
Ariel Pink - White Freckles
"Not sure why we picked this one in particular, we're big fans of Ariel, he doesn't fit in any genre or scene and it's a quality that we search for in music"
Todd Rundgren - Zen Archer
"Todd Rundgren is god"
Bombino - Timtar
"Our bass player is a big fan"
Moodoïd - Je suis la montagne
"They're a really good psych/art rock band from France, catch them live if you can"
John Agaiak - I'll Rock You to the Rhythm of the Ocean
"We discovered this song on a compilation called "Native North America Vol. 1", great tune"
The Coneheads - What's the Best
"Great band and great bass line"
Parquet Courts - Dust
"The new record is great!"
Total Control - Safety Net
"We discovered the last album at a friend's house in Bordeaux, the chorus is really catchy"
Gérard Vincent - Gérard Vincent
"Our french label released a compilation called "France chébran", it's french boogie from the 80s, we spent a whole tour last november listening to that record in the van, this one is a highlight and the lyrics are really funny"