Punk rock outfit Les Sales Majestes is one of France's most active punk bands since the 1980s, when the band began playing together. The quintet released their first full-length album, however, in 1995, after over a decade of playing together and recording singles. The bold sound of Les Sales Majestes suits the band's themes, with songs about topics such as the church, French elitism, unemployment and other social and political issues. Les Sales Majestes is one of the major bands responsible for bringing the punk lifestyle into the French landscape, embracing anarchism, free speech and alternative living. Over two and a half decades later, the band is still going strong, recording and playing together throughout Europe.