In december 2012, The Apartments toured France, playing a series of (already mythical) shows in venues across France together with 49 Swimming Pools, along with some acoustic sideshows in art galleries & stores.
For this tour, The Apartments had a seven piece band - with guitars, bass, drums, violin, tambourines and percussion, singers, piano, organ and trumpet. Amanda Brown formerly of The Go-Betweens was on violin and vocals and Nick Allum, who had played in the finest English incarnation of The Apartments, was on drums. Wayne Connolly from Australian band, Knievel, played guitar.
Early on in the tour, the band dropped into the studios of France Musique to record a beautiful live session for Vincent Theval’s Label Pop program, a French public radio show that is broadcast & streamed to a devoted audience at 10.30 each Monday night. This live recording, “Seven Songs”, has been be released on Talitres, vinyl (quickly sold out) & digital.