Can New York City be any cooler? In the last year it has given birth to some of the best music of the past decade, and all without giving a shit. The French Kicks definitely fall into this category. They are one of the Big Appleís most vital and exciting live bands and have gained a loyal, devoted following with their unpredictable, edgy performances. With the release of One Time Bells on ultra-hip NYC indie StarTime International, The French Kicks are quickly spreading their name across the country and the pond. It may be impossible to capture the passion and energy of The French Kicksí live experience, but One Time Bells comes damn close. The album is filled with silky smooth guitar licks, falsetto vocals, and groovy baselines that will have the ladies swooning till the wee hours of the morning.