Dazed Digital



November 1, 2011

A sprawling new egg-obsessed musical nine-piece unveil their on-stage antics

  • Text by Celine Puertas

Victorine is a crazed new nine-piece family of a band, a collective of Parisian musicians and an intriguing mix of neurosis and fantasies without any self-restraint. Each gig is an unforgettable moment, somewhere inbetween a creative throwdown and classic concert.

Satellite Voices: When and why did you create the band?

Victorine: Last April at the time of Easter eggs it felt like the perfect time to look for chicky-boys eggs.

SV: So who plays what?

Victorine: At this moment, we’re nine on stage, without the guests and the accessories. A real basket full of chicks...

Singer: Victorine.

Drums (or guitar or everything): Kim who is releasing his 19th album.

Omnichord: Gael Etienne from A Part Time Punk” & “ Lescop”.

Bass player: Hard skin from Ollie Joe
Guitar player: Tender skin from “Apes & Horses”.
Second guitar: Fabien Fabre.
Choir singers: Guillemette Foucard (who has big breast eggs) from April Shower and Remi Foucard.
The performer lover accessory stager man: Donald Abad called "Gros Nounours" who could walking on eggs.

Victorine likes to write her songs in duet with boys who are not necessarily a member of the band. As everyone has other solo egg project, a Victorine gig could be lighter than nine people. Victorine + 1 could beat egg whites into stiff peaks. The rehearsals are most often live, open mic Sundays at the Pop In Pub on Rue amelot in the 11th district in Paris.

SV: Why did you choose this name?

Victorine: Victorine is the addition and the mash up of the names of Victor and Caroline, who wrote the first songs together. Victor wanted to stay hidden (in the Victorine’s body). We both accept our masculine and feminine parts. Everybody has his own egg parts or period.

SV: How would you describe your music?

Victorine: The perfect music to make love. Or to cook an egg. 

SV: What does a Victorine's gig look like?

Victorine: Scrambled eggs. A shiny storm. A mix of a shaken truck loading with bottles of nitroglycerine fallen from a cliff, like in the French movie “The Wages of Fear”, and the egg scene of the Japonese movie, “In the Realm of the Senses”.

SV: What's next?

Victorine: A cover of the Eegles “Hotel California” or “Earlybird” to play at the 02 venue. Before, please come - and you will come - to our gig at The International venue in Paris next November 30!

photos by Oliver Peel

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