After their 1st album “Radio bérets & Disco zina » Lamuzgueule has just released their new album called «Bada boom boom swing». It’s been 2 intense years for the french live band. Many gigs all over Europe, many artistic collaborations and they will to tour more and more.
Let’s have a chat with Romain, songwriter & singer of the project…
Can you please introduce the band to our readers ? please describe your music, and the whole project.
Back to retro. We are Lamuzgueule, With our costumes of another time, our catchy melodies and our mix of french electro swing, We love the intensity and the time spent on stage during the tour and we want to give our energy, music and smiles. When Swing music meets Electro beats, the 20’s style is back into your ears.
Our band was Born in 2008 in French Alps, we are 6 musicians. After A debut album “Radio berets & Disco zina” released in June 2012, and many gigs in France, Europe opens its doors.
In 2013, we are very dynamic, and makes nearly 50 gigs across all Europe, with very nice places, as in Moulin Rouge in Paris, but also in the United Kingdom: London, Liverpool, Lancaster, Birmingham (swingamajig), Bristol, Portsmouth, Exeter, Cirencester, for an unforgettable”UK Tour” , then in Germany: Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig or Switzerland: Lausanne, Baden and Italy: Milan, Rome, Florence, Turin etc..
Many french bands have their lyrics in English. You made the choice to sing in french even if you tour all over Europe, why is that ? Please tell us what your songs are all about, what is the message ?
We think that France took a important part in the Roaring Twenties and also a part of the prohibition history, be sure that Lamuzgueule is a real french electroswing band.
From our beginnings we write songs in French, and in spite of all our travels in Europe we kept our roots, our tone, and our accent. European Audience love french lyrics, maybe it’s our french touch ;)
Lyrics for the album “Bada Boom Boom Swing”, must be understood as a story from beginning to the end, the listener comes with us in the “Bazar de luxe” the first song for a mysterious trip into the world of electro swing in a french cabaret ! From the first song, go quickly in an old tavern at the time of the prohibition and stay there, come across Gangsters, strippers, Infidels, poker players, Big Band, Balkan brass band and Monsters in all genres … The narrative and ironic French lyrics, an electro contagious rhythmic, bring your audience in a frenetic dancing state.
Indeed one of the peculiarities of Lamuzgueule is its characters, real world references to Swing (Charlie Chaplin, Aviator, Mistinguett, Gavroche …) On stage, whose atmosphere is claiming gangster movies, were born the names of our alter-ego: Charlot Beretta, Camilla Colt, Popof Reminghton André Volver, Goldwin Chester and Aldo Magnum ! Each concert is experienced as a unique Show!
In my opinion «Bada boom boom swing» is much better than the 1st album. I got really impressed by the quality of the production. How did you work ? Any collaboration you want to mention ?
After the 1st Album and 2 years of gigs across Europe, Many people support us and believe in us which is why we wanted to make a new album. For this new album we worked with a high quality team for recording, mixing and mastering in a big studio in France ” La bobine”.
We worked hard to get the new songs we wanted and we are proud of the results. All of this become possible by the many fans who have supported us and helped successfully to finish our crowdfunding campaign
As far as we travelled across Europe, and thanks to the Internet, we met many famous artist like : Lyre le temps, Jenova collective, Bart & Baker, Senor Zazou (KKC orchestra), Grant Lazlo, Slamboree (Uk), Defunk (Canada), Jazzotron (Serbia) … we worked on songs with all of them for this new album, like an exchange of ideas, tunes, samples, during the 10 months required to create the album.
There is this amazing remix from the Gentleman Callers « Faux Culs » the track was written by Bart&Baker. Tell us how that happened ?
Yes we had the great opportunity to meet and work with the kings of electro swing I named Mr bart and joe baker, “two fools on the hill.. ”
They wrote and composed the song “Faux-culs” denouncing all people who give you the impression of being good people but they are not .. a great song with a catchy melody that is easy to remember.
The talented Americans from Los angeles: the Gentleman Callers have accepted the request of Bart & baker, and they prepared a great remix available in free download.
We are the interpreters of the song that is already on the compilation of Wagram “Electro Swing Fever 3”. This is really a chance to know that our song “Faux culs” travels to the other side of the ocean, in the USA to be remixed by guys from Los Angeles. Amazing for us.
Now, ask yourself a question and answer it… What do you prepare in secret at the moment?
A Video of “French kiss” in featuring with Lyre le temps.. be careful it will be ready soon..
What’s comming up for Lamuzgueule ?
A big tour during all the summer of 2014 via France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and England. Normally a tour in the USA is preparing for February 2015.
we prepare videos to promote the album “Bada boom boom swing” …
Several new videos that will be released very soon.
Check out that one “Les voleurs de coeurs”
buy the album on itunes