The 405 caught up with We Were Evergreen to chat French-leaning musical influences. Whilst you may never fully know which of the trio are behind what instrument, they produce a comforting sound wrapped in nostalgic memories of misspent youth, and it's all part of their charm.

Radiohead - Amnesiac

Radiohead is undoubtedly the most important band alive, because they have always been able to read into the palms of music, and because every album unfolds itself year after year with every new listen. Kid A or OK Computer would have been the obvious choices, but Amnesiac takes even more liberties, dislocating pop rock from its patterns, taking from electronica, jazz, blues and experimental music, all the while remaining poignant and unique.

Matthieu Boogaerts - Super

Champion of the French 'Chanson' scene, Boogaerts has been following his humble path with a playful take on language and brilliantly understated vocal delivery, personifying the true greatness of French pop: dressing up anguish and personal themes with the most naive and light-hearted of clothing.

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

With its three-part female harmonies slithering like the Fates to Longstreth's Zeus throne, this album represents Dirty Projectors' access to pop Olympus after many amazing-but-difficult experimental-pop albums. The craft is mastered but they never give in to the obvious, a truly amazing prowess.

The Dø - Both Ways Open Jaws

Perhaps the most exciting and daring indie-pop band in France until their very recent split. Among the first English-singing French bands to gush into the country's very closed airwaves in the late noughties, they succeeded in remaining unexpected, toying with heartfelt vocals and abrasive percussions.

Metronomy - Nights Out

A dirty, unequal, brilliant album made by and for vintage-synth geeks, before The English Riviera's crowning success, led by effortless melodies and Casio landscapes that only Joseph Mount could sit on the right side of kitsch.