When Le Ombre nel Cielo asked 80’s Bad Haircut which kind of music do you play?, Marie and Andrea said electrofolkfunkyfresh and probably a mix of folk lyrics and modern electro pop and Le Ombre nel Cielo liked that a lot. Here is a special interview with our favourite electrofolkfunkyfresh duo, Marie from France and Andrea from Italy: a married couple – or are they really? – currently based in Palermo and soon to be moving to London, that got together to play music we really enjoy.
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Le Ombre nel Cielo – When was it that you first got interested in music? Do you have a little story to tell us about that?
80’s Bad Haircut, Andrea – When I was a teenager at a concert ska-core of The Shandon… I was about 14. Then I began to play bass into a punk-rock band, Zoidberg Punk… We were pretty terrible but I really enjoyed it.
80’s Bad Haircut, Marie – My parents offered me a Vinyl player for kids, on which I used to listen some stories before I get to sleep. One day, I found some vinyl of Ben E. King into the living room. I fell in love with that disk and listened to it maybe 10 times a day, so my parents decided to hide it. Forever.
LOnC – If you were asked to explain which kind of music do you make, what would you answer? What do you think about music genres: is it easy to categorize your music?
M – Mmmm I honestly have no idea of which kind of music we make. I’d say electrofolkfunkyfresh. That’s actually pretty hard to put a name on what you do… Way easier when you listen to other bands but yours I guess.
A – Yeah it’s probably a mix of folk lyrics and modern electro pop… Dunno actually.
LOnC – Is there any special place where do you like to go to get inspired? How important is the city and Country you live in, in relation to your music?
M – I do the lyrics and Andrea creates the music… I have no special place in particular which makes me more inspired… More situations, people I interact with, funny moments and maybe periods of the year like spring and summer. If you ask me to write something in winter it’s probably gonna be dark and sad…
A – The place doesn’t matter that much to me either, I just need a mini guitar and something to record the melodic ideas I have… Pretty often, inspiration comes while I’m driving or walking on my own.
LOnC – What do you do, besides making music? Tell us a little about yourself: we would like to know more about you.
A – I’ve always been passionate of graphics and I love making videos… I actually hope I’ll become a music video maker someday.
M – We’re about to move to London and see what’s happening for both of us… I love Art… Music, literature, graphics, paintings… I used to be the responsible of an Art bookshop when I lived in Lyon (France) and I’d like to have my own someday. For now I still need to be less immature (haha)…
LOnC – Could you pick your all time favourite musician? Also, could you name some of the emerging artists that are inspiring you the most at the moment?
M – My all time favourite one? Wow that’s a tuff one cause I like so many different things… Mmmm I grew-up listening to the Rolling Stones and Bowie thanks to my folks and I do really like them, but… I’d say the band Eels… It’s been like 15 years I listen to them and I love every one of their songs. The singer voice is truly amazing. The emerging artists that inspire us right now are surely San Cisco, Darwin Deez, Metronomy…
A – My music tastes are always changing, I’d not be able to name my favorite artist ever… I grew up listening to punk-hardcore, then I had a really intense electro-rock phase with the Does It Offend You, Yeah?!. Lately I’ve been in fond of Alt-J, The Virgins, The Rapture… Concerning the emerging artists who inspire me, I’d say the Ex-Lovers.
LOnC – Which is the question that we have missed to ask during our little interview? What would you ask yourself, that we haven’t asked, about your music project?
M & A – Are you a real couple or do you just pretend, like The White Stripes? We’re married and we got two sons in College.
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