Sonic Prog Grunge.
People who drink gasoline for breakfast.
Camille Alexander on lead vocals/guitar, Marie Niemiec on drums/backing vocals, and Aaron Hartmann on bass.
Camille and Marie are from Paris, France, Aaron is from London UK.
2017 with this line-up.
We (Camille and Marie) met in music school in Paris. A guy who knew us both introduced us and said “you guys should be friends”. Marie only had done a few practices with us when I (Camille) told her I wanted to move to London. We barely knew each other at that time and Marie was like “Wow slow down, let’s see what happens”. But a few months after, we were moving together to the capital of punk rock. We started off by sharing a bed in the house of our photographer friend who kindly offered us to stay, until the pile of dishes in the sink became too consequent. Since then, a lot has happened. Wild shows. Much ange ange en gelée. Meeting our bassist Aaron as we passed his lemonade stand in Grimsby. Broken trashcans. Dislocated bum holes. Getting electrocuted one too many times on stage. I am quite surprised none of us ever came home in an ambulance after a show, but probably won’t be long until we do.
Describe your band in one sentence
Aaron: It’s like Marmite.
Marie: Sweat sweat sweat
Who influenced your musical style?
We’re all influenced by quite different styles and artists but occasionally we agree on some of them like Björk, Daniel Balavoine, Deftones, Diam’s, Sunny Day Real Estate, Elton John. Camille consumed a very high amount of Hole when she was a teenage wh*re. Marie has always been an emo at heart. Aaron still didn’t get over the passing of Charles Aznavour. We’ve also been inspired by some problematic artists, but we don’t talk about it.
Share with us an interesting anecdote behind any of your songs.
Camille: One night I was walking home, it was a pretty rainy season and three times in a row, I stepped on some poor snails. The third time I got quite upset, loudly in the street, and this guy behind me says ‘it’s for good luck!’. I had never heard this before. It stuck in my head. Few days after, “Stepping On Snails” was born.
If all of you are to be described as an animal, what would they be?
Aaron: An ant.
Camille: A peacock
Marie: A cat
Your favourite music venue in the UK:
The Windmill in Brixton
You are sent to Mars, no check in baggage and you can take one record- which one?
Camille: Panic in Hampton Bays – Citris
Marie: OK computer by Radiohead
Aaron: Alien ant farm – Anthology