vendredi 28 novembre 2008

My tour with nick cave and the bad seeds

I’ve been on nick cave’s tour this week cause my very good friends joe gideon and the shark were tour support in uk. So gideon called me and invited me to help them on that . That was fuckin good ,even more than fuckin good. Joe gideon and the shark were beautiful on this big stages , they ‘ve got a new single out , check them out urgently!!!!

Now I’ll talk a bit about what I saw on the side of the stage when the bad seeds played. God I never saw such a good band in my life. I was a proper fan of every single mr cave’s songs before , seen him on stage several times but never that close and believe me it makes a godamn difference. On every shows I was hiding behind the monitor sound engineer on warren ellis’s side of the stage. War is the best word to describe what’s happening on stage when they play. I’ve been litteraly scared of the intensity of this guys on stage , they are shouting at each other , motivating each other like if they were under attack . Nick cave is at the front of the boat fighting with the audience like a mad admiral. He brings his guys into the fight by screaming at them and they 've been fuckin goin into it each single night since many years now. Technicians and roadies are running around the stage , jim sclavounos is creating an earthquake on his pink drum kit ( yes you can have a pink drum kit and look like a bad motherfucker) , Mick harvey is clearly the main lieutenant after nick cave , conway savage , well is off his head most of the time but still beautiful … Warren ellis brings all the madness and decadence in a very unique way, his body goes in all kind of directions , he plays exclusily tiny guitars ( electric mandoline I think) , He looks like a bad motherfucker too. They all look and sound perfect. It’s just the best band alive. I met some people around them on this tour , I heard many stories about their relationship through the years , someone has to write a book about them.
100% commitment , I never saw that for real before this tour. It was a revelation , I’ve seen the light.

photo by steve 'uncle' gullick

jeudi 27 novembre 2008

our present to 'Les Trans' festival

this is a video we've done to celebrate the 30th birthday of the french festival 'Les Transmusicales' in Rennes.
you can notice how good John is at the piano!
this was done in the house we live in London. on a sunny day! incredible for England!
ps: we play the festival on the 4th of december 08

John is with Nick Cave

Hey there,
latest news, 
John is gone to follow Nick Cave on tour this week; he is doing the roadie for our friends 'Joe Gideon and the Shark' who are supporting Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in England. 
If you dont know them you should check them out, they are a fantastic duo, brothers and sisters. 
check the video below.
So John is having a good time watching M.Cave from the side of the stage, and I'm in London enjoying the craziness of the town,
big love

mercredi 5 novembre 2008


another post to show that video we made for the french famous newspaper liberation. It 's on their website and it's called libe labo... Apparently on the comments few people didn't like our songs , i like to read bad comments , i never take the time to review things badly on internet cause i would need a second life for that.

anyway here it goes , just tell us if you hate it or love it or  shut up forever .

love on the beat


mardi 4 novembre 2008

Welcome to Gravenhurst

we've been on a little tour in France and Luxembourg. 
We played in Clermont-Ferrand and our show was being programmed live on the French Radio. Soon we will provide you with the link to Radio nova to listen to it.
we also played a show at Luxembourg. We originally accepted that show because it was with Gravenhurst and we are big fans. We had a great night and a bottle of champagne that we shared with him and his manager back at the hotel. 
Below is a video of one of our favourite song of him and he also says nice words about us at the end. Thanks to Nick and Michelle from Gravenhurst, it was a pleasure to meet you.
Jehn and john