What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.

It’s mainly based on friendship. We met in Paris, and decided to make some noise together. We all have a musical background with different influences. Some of us already had other bands, but we wanted to try something together mixing noisy, cold and pop influences. So we started in 2013, and we are about to release our third LP with FTR (EX FUTURE). Our first EP “Abyss”, out in 2013 was pretty atmospheric and fuzzy, while our first LP “Horizons” in 2015 (RPUT) was more, let’s say, sensual, cold and gloomy. We had a lot of fun and intensity with “Manners” LP in 2019 (Third Coming Records). It is definitely a dark, straightforward and violent album, really meaningful for us. And now here is “Vicky Vivid Experience” LP.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

“Manners” was the most violent release of our discography but also the most dense in terms of songwriting and feelings shared. Unfortunately we didn’t have the chance to perform a lot of this release for different reasons. We are back with our 3rd album “Vicky Vivid Experience” which is a sort of trippy dereliction, with some baggy vibes and disillusioned pop songs. Vicky has come a long way and is now finding a peaceful closure and new beginnings.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

Now it’s been years that we are playing together. We could easily agree on The Jesus and Mary Chain. Oasis is definitely always here, Sonic Youth is somewhere around, Primal Scream is vibing not far away, and we have common grounds with The Soft Moon. We won’t name drop any other cold, noise and shoegaze bands that definitely have shaped our own taste. We rarely share music or listen to music together, or other references. We have pretty different tastes, but it doesn’t matter.

In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?

We honestly don’t overthink our music, it comes like that. it’s often contextual. We had different processes of songwriting these last years. We take care of our respective needs and desires, and don’t force the outcome. Weirdly we often come up with an agreement on what we want and where to go. If you like to sing pop songs, like to dance to cold wave and indus music and need to release some inhibited feelings, I guess you can meet our music.

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

So we had to overthink this question.
If we’re pragmatic, we’d take some instruments like a guitar, and compose a folk album, that might be cool. And take a blank notebook with a pencil and an eraser to tell our stories. Admit it, this question never works.

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

We like both, they represent different parts of the process, and we miss both as it has been a bit complicated to practice lately. We have good and bad experiences with studio and live performance, but we mostly have a lot of fun memories.

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

Brice once taught Oliver Ackerman from APTBS what a french kiss was when we were playing with them at Brest.

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

Vicky Vivid Experience, it has come a long long way, and we are really happy to dedicate a full album to this song.

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

Our third album “Vicky Vivid Experience” is going to be out on September 23rd. We also have some gigs already planned in Paris (FR), Koln (DE) and Rennes (FR) just after the release. Hopefully there will be much more !!

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

What recording techniques do you use?

Curated by: Christos Doukakis


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