France is well known for its prowess in art of many forms, but I’ve got to admit that I’m just not familiar with their musical output. There’s Phoenix, of course — their latest album is a current favourite — and Daft Punk, but beyond that I’m kind of at a loss.
Aikiu are from Paris, and after watching the video for “Just Can’t Sleep” — which you can also do, above! — I might have to examine the Parisian music scene more closely. They appeal pretty strongly to my inner pop fan with the strong beats and catchy hook, and the video itself is pretty cool too.
If you dig the song, download Aikiu — Just Can’t Sleep Remix, for free!