François & the Atlas Mountains are an anglo-French indie rock band formed in Bristol, by singer/songwriter François Marry. Frànçois Marry moved to Bristol in 2003 having grown up in Charente Maritime in France and began performing as a solo artist and as a touring member of Scottish indie pop band Camera Obscura.
His debut solo album Les Anciennes Falaises, was released in 2004, followed by a second album, in 2006, The People to Forget, which was recorded with a group of friends who became known as the Atlas Mountains.
In 2008 he returned to France and became involved in a number of other projects that influenced the worldbeat-meets-dream-pop approach of his 2009 album Plaine Inondable, released by Bristol-based label/collective Fence Records. Continuing to employ a variety of different musicians and styles, François & the Atlas Mountains signed to prominent indie Domino Records to release 2012’s E Volo Love. After splitting his time between the U.K. and France, Marry settled into his native country to record the band’s fourth LP, Piano Ombre, which was released in March 2014. The wildly varied and more politically charged Solid Mirage followed in 2017.