the CD artwork of your new album, can you explain me the meaning
of this dead butterfly?
I consider this artwork as a dark and a non dark image. It looks really
nice! There is not especially a meaning to it, its just a stylish
picture. We only wanted to have a good looking artwork!
you satisfied with this album?
Completely yes! We are very proud of the first record, but we wanted
to do a better record because the band is going better and better. And
we did, so we
are very pleased with that! We are really happy. It was great fun during
the recording, it sounds better, the songs are better. It is a step
up just as a second album should be. If you are stuck with a first album,
you should give up! (laughts)
you change anything on it if you could?
No, everything sounds cool like this!
voice is more aggressive and the songs too?
Yeah, we were a little bit angrier this time. The songs have more melodies
than on the first album too. We were quite angry on the first, but this
new one sounds angrier.
your albums are so short?
We listen a lot of punk-rock, this probably comes from it! A 10 minutes
can be great and a 30 seconds song too. The fact is that when
you have said everything you have to say in the song, it should finish!
We didnt see the need
to put some aerials parts or percussion here and there. Well probably
do 5 or 6 minutes song, perhaps on the next one. But for this
one, we wanted to do great song to play and great songs to listen live
or in your room. Our songs have the lengths they should be!
first saw you last year in Vernier Sur Rock in Switzerland. I discovered
in Hundred Reasons three great voices: you and the guitarist. How do
you compose the melodies of the voices?
I generally bring most of the singing, the guitarists brings the guitars
parts, etc. When we compose a song, everybody is involved and give his
is done together. Its pretty cool way of composing!
do you think about the new rise of all those rock bands like The Vines?
The only one I really really like is The Hives, they have their own
style and great songs. The Vines are completely shit, I think (he laughts).
Like The Darkness, they have their proper style and they do what they
always done and wanted to do.
For The Vines, I dont know the guys personally, but I dont
understand how he can do so many bad songs and having such a big success.
About bands like Boy Set Fire
Oh, they are cool guys, we did some show with them. I never really listened
to their music, but I love their live performance. I dont really
like their last album, but they are an amazing live band. Their previous
stuffs were better.
Do you have any advice to give to the young generation?
Just pick up a guitar and express your frustration through music. The
world is crap now, and you can play music to get out of it!
Can you give to us the secret of British bands?
Wow, I think we just rock hard!