Interviews: Flèche

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Rock band Flèche from France. Check out the interview and this band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Michael Szpiner (bass, backing vocals): after a 3 years long intense brainstorming we came out with this name for no reason whatsoever Mickaël 

Montaroux (vocals, rhythm guitar): You can find a mix of all the name we tried in the title of our first EP… 

Nicolas Rakotoary (vocals, lead guitar): If I remember correctly we had in our massive list the name Arrow or Arrows, which is the English translation for Flèche. We were okay with the idea of sounding French. 

Loïc Salmon (drums): It had to be 'Blason' (blazon)! But they never wanted this name.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

MS: i guess it's a mix of our digested influences 

NR: Playing energetic music means we can play energetic live shows.

LS: To show my mom I could play some music without screams and growls.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

MS: i met them in the "scene"

MM: We used to be roommates with Loic and we used to drink a lot with Nicolas. I know Mitch from his famous « two gorillas » joke 

NR: We all were in a big group of friends met through shows and different bands 

4. Each band member favourite band? 

MS: it's a tie between Nirvana and Tristan Tzara

MM: Nirvana

NR: It changes from week to week. Maybe Nine Inch Nails or Engine Down at the moment. 

LS: Autechre (Warp) 

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

MM: life, books, things I hate, things I love… 

NR: Everything 

6. Where was your last gig? 

MM: At the Supersonic (Paris) with our friends Paerish and Hallowed Ground 

7. Where would you like to act? 

MS: Reading/Leeds festival 

MM: everywhere, but Reading is a cool answer

NR: Any small packed place with a wild audience 

LS: SXSW, I love Austin.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

MS: Fugazi

MM: Violent Soho

NR: Pearl Jam

LS: Fugazi

9. Whom not?

MS: i'm open to all suggestions

MM: no idea… NR : Morrissey nowadays, but he never plays anyway 

LS: The Smashing Pumpkins (I'm going to be killed by the others.)

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that? 

MS: keep it together m8 ! Once you're up there the fear is gone. Most important advice : practice, practice, practice

MM: you can drink too but your gig will be a mess… 

NR: Embrace the fear! Most people won't notice your wrong notes anyway.

LS: There is always a little apprehension just before the begininng of a show. I just stop moving, I focus on my breathing and I croon some unknown melodies. (or some from the lord of the ring) 

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

MS: Minus the Bear, American Football, Interpol, Elliott 

MM: Nirvana, The Get Up Kids, Seven Hate, Thursday and Hot Water Music 

NR: Envy, At the Drive-In, Foals, Refused, RATM

LS: Tool 

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

MS: nothing weird yet

NR: Out setlist after a gig, that was weird because we're such a small band... 

LS: A drumstick in the middle of our set. Dude, I have to finish my work!

13. What do you think of your fans?

MS: *heartwithhands*

MM: do we really have fans ?

LS: fans = friends = love

14. What do you think of our site?

MS: Thanks for having us and being part of this awesome community

MM: keep on supporting the scene !

LS: It feels good to know there's still a lot of people like you supporting indie music from around the world! 

15. Something add?

MM: Thank you for having us 

LS: We love the planet Pluto

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