quinta-feira, 31 de março de 2016

Suburban Gazing with Crème Fouettée

De Paris, Camille, Charles e Cyril formam o trio Crème Fouettée que acaba de debutar com o single Back Home. Um mix de synthpop com verve oitentista entre devaneios dreampoppers e gazers.

Conduzido por uma batida sintético obedecendo muito mais a temática dance cerebral do que o lado shoegaze propriamente dito, sempre com um ar sonhador indefectível.

Um belo cartão de visitas, aguardemos o EP.

***** Interview with Crème Fouettée *****

Q. When did Crème Fouettée start? tell us about the history...
We started Crème Fouettée in 2013, in the beginning we were only two (Camille and Charles, we are brothers), and we produced a few tracks together. The rhythm of production was quite slow because we don’t live in the same city, so it was only when we were together and had time.

About one year ago we began working on the track « Back Home », at the start it was only for fun, we sampled a vinyle, and played with synths and guitars a little bit. But at some point we realized that there was something that could turn out nice in what we were making. So we kept on working on this track for a few months, with long breaks (Charles was living in China in 2014/2015, so it was hard to keep on working together). A few months ago, we decided to work on it again, but more seriously.

At that point, Cyril joined us as a guitar player / singer, and that’s exactly what was missing to the band. He helped us finishing « Back Home », and we worked with Yann Lentiez, a really good producer from the studio Tempo Loco (Tours, France). We released the track after that, and now we are working on a live show, with Alexandre, the new live drummer (we love the cold rhythms of beat machines, but we think it is punchier to have a real drum on stage).

Q: Who are your influences?
Each of us have different influences, this is a hard question to answer. Camille is more of a shoegaze, reverb, noise guy. Cyril is more into electro-pop, folk-rock. Charles loves 80’s synthwave and 90’s techno.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Underwolrd - Second Toughest in the Infants
Air - Talkie Walk
Weezer - The Blue Album
Deftones - Around the Fur
The Notwist - Neon Golden

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We are working on it right now, we want it to be a real live, so no computer on stage, only instruments, guitars, synths, etc. We hope you’ll see us soon !

Q. How do you describe Crème Fouettée sounds?
The sound is a mix of our different influences, so the shortest way to describe would be « you’re a kid, listening to music in your parents car, cruising on a sunny sunday afternoon in the suburbs, and all that during the 90’s ».

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Each of us have ideas, so the base of a sound can come from anyone of us. But for example, if it’s Camille, he will records himself playing something on his guitar, and we will work on that. If it’s Charles, this will be a more synthesizer or drum machines related idea… When we have a constructed idea, we record it properly and add details and stuff.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
The French band Future, there also is Bear in Heaven (they are not really new, but they are really good), Nothing, Cheatahs, Film School, Christophe (an old new), Rendez-vous.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Valérie Dore - The Night.
Véronique Jannot - Aviateur

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Play live and prepare our first EP.

Q: Any parting words?