At Third Outing we love colour. We quite like rock and roll, guitars, and the French too! So it's no wonder that we sent our scouts out to France to find some of the finest Psych music hailing from the region. Here's our chat with the wonderfully named Gliese and Kepler...
3rd: Bonjour! Here we are speaking to Gliese And Kepler. Who are you?
G&K: Gliese And Kepler is Jerome Manfrida on vocals and guitar; Vincent Dorlipo on drums; Dorian Rival on bass and Antonin Dorlipo on guitar.
Tell us why we like the song and video for Colors In Euphoria so much. It's just random footage, isn't it?
We think that Colors In Euphoria has this pure and simple side that belongs to a pop or a folk song, with those very easy guitar parts however offset by a more elaborate melody. conserve a certain kind of authenticity. For the video, we wanted to depict the lyrics, in particular the "splashes of colors in euphoria" with ephemeral and magic moments of life. We also added winks of some things we like.
So the song captures your new sound and direction?
We don't have really thought about what is our guideline, of course we will refer to Colors In Euphoria for our next records but we try as much as possible to keep making singular songs.
In that case, what is Gliese and Kepler's sound in one sentence...?
Even if the slug progresses slowly it knows where it goes.
How do you find your singing voice? Do you just try to rip off Kevin Parker?
Tame Impala is a great band, but they are not part of our main influences. But it's true that in general, the high pitched melodies allow magnitude and intensity in the songs.
Tell us one story which epitomises your style and attitude?
We finished to write I Want to be The Moon five minutes before we went up on stage.
Do you think there is room for the guitar in main stream music any more?
More and more artists put synths and electronic sounds in the foreground, but the most part of the songs are shaped with a guitar, and the tradition of the instrumental rock line ups keep influencing that recent music. Guitar will not disappear from mainstream music, it will be adapted to modern tunes.
Finally. And don't be too French here. What's your desert Island drink?
Pastis, which is a typical alcohol of the South of France, because it still takes a little water in it!