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Housse de Racket
November 4, 2011
We catch the chic French pop duo on tour for a quick fire inspirations lesson
- Text by Violaine Schutz
Currently trekking across France (and hitting the USA in December) the Parisian duo Housse de Racket have just released a brillant pop album on Kitsuné "Alesia", produced by the legendary Philippe Zdar and talk to us about the Beach Boys, Truffaut and Atlas Of The World.
Satellite Voices: What makes you smile?
Housse de Racket: Our band's name.
SV: What was the first thing you ever made?
Housse de Racket: Our very first demo was about space quest and girls. Quite geek.
SV: What’s your dream project?
Housse de Racket: Well, for a French band, to have a US tour is quite a dream. And we're lucky enough to make it in December. And the cool thing is that we'll do it with our buddies from Yelle.
SV: What do you wish you had written/created?
Housse de Racket: "'Til I Die" from The Beach Boys is beyond perfection. The harmonies come from heaven.
SV: Who’s work/art/music would you recommend on checking out?
Housse de Racket: Right now, we're really into John Lennon's "Plastic Ono Band", so very minimal and essential. "La Peau Douce" from François Truffaut - very Hitchcock style. And the Times Edition of the "Atlas of the World". We're huge fans of map and it's very convenient when you're on tour.
SV: How do you describe your work?
Housse de Racket: On "Alesia" we tried to have a futuristic sound, a bit apocalyptic too. A lot of reverb and epic chords progression. Maybe our vision of a "new wave".
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