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February 1, 2012
Introducing Kitsune's latest signings and new French indie hopefuls
- Text by Celine Puertas
Straight out of Breton and landing in Paris, we caught up with Juveniles, when they DJed Stuck In The Sound's release party. The latest Kitsune signings peddle an infectious swoontastic indie pop and are destined for a European takeover - check out their inclusion on the new "Parisien II" Kitsune compilation.
We spoke to Juveniles vocalist Jean Sylvain Le Gouic for a local spotlight on the promising new band before they hit the road with the likes of Housse de Racket and Yuksek
Satellite Voices: What makes you smile?
Jean Sylvain Le Gouic: Being on tour. We have a truly amazing sound engineer, he's like the fourth member of the band and he really contributes to the good mood.
SV: What was the first thing you ever made?
Jean Sylvain Le Gouic: We used to be roommates before playing music together so a lot of things actually. The most epic journey we had was when we had to spend the whole day on a car trip to buy our synths, the people who sold them thought they were cheap pianos.
SV: What’s your dream project?
Jean Sylvain Le Gouic: A record with Daft Punk, having our video for the single made by Yoann Lemoine and have an American tour. This would be rad.
SV: What do you wish you had written / created?
Jean Sylvain Le Gouic: I wish I had more knowledge in electronics to actually understand what I make music with.
SV: Whose work / art / music would you recommend on checking out?
Jean Sylvain Le Gouic: A very cool English band, Coastal Cities, we played together in Paris last year. Their debut EP is really cool, "Think Tank" is a great tune. You can also check out Girlfriend Records, it's a nu disco/late 80s electro label created by Eric Sferro in Ohio. They're having their first commercial release soon for Pelifics.
SV: How do you describe your work?
Jean Sylvain Le Gouic: We work mainly as producers. Of course we love making pop songs with catchy choruses but not as much as spending time in the studio. Today, and especially when you play synth pop, the way you sound is almost as important as the songs you make.
SV: What's next ?
Jean Sylvain Le Gouic: We have a new single, "Ambitions" to be released on Kitsuné. It's on their "Parisien II" compilation out on February 13 and we have an other remix EP coming. We have some cool tour dates also, supporting Housse de Racket, Yuksek, Stuck In The Sound, and some gigs in UK and Sweden next spring.
Photography by Yann Morrison
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