Post-Punk Duo Curry & Coco – Exclusive Interview

Raw excitement and sonic abandon of post-punk’s wildest hour by Thomas Priem and Sylvain Przybylski, the duo known as Curry & Coco.

Curry & Coco will be releasing “SEX IS FASHION EP” as a digital download an 10″ vinyl on 10th May 2010, featuring tracks “WHO’S NEXT?” and “SEX IS FASHION” with remixes by British artist The Emperor Machine and French beatmaker/producer Fulgeance.
www.myspace.com/curryandcoco
WHO ARE THE BAND MEMBERS AND WHAT DO EACH OF YOU DO IN THE BAND?
Thomas : Hi! I’m Thomas, I play drums & backing vocals, and I’m the “yeux revolver” part of C&C.
Sylvain : And I’m Sylvain, I sing and play synthesizers, and the “coeur de rocker” part.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU MAKE / PLAY ?
S : We like to call our style “Pop De Danse”…
T : … we aim to touch people physically, with pop songs.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM ?
T : We are from north France, Lille to be more precise.

HOW DID YOU GUYS GET TOGETHER AND WHEN?

S : We know each oher since we were children…
T : … and we still play together, but with a lot more noisy toys!
WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ?
S : We love Blondie as much as we dig Gang of Four, AC/DC, Joy Division, Giorgio Moroder, or great cassical film soundtracks…
T : … and we are sometimes more influenced by writers, like Mr Bukowski, or painters like Hopper, than by musicians.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF BEING IN THE BAND FOR YOU ?
T : I guess it has been the whole part when I had to pretend I was good enough.
S : Funny, for me it’s been the whole part I had to find nice words to tell you that you definitely can’t play a harp properly.

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR EARLY DAYS AND HOW THEY DIFFER FROM NOW ?
S : It wasn’t that fun because when you are 5, people usually don’t let you smoke cigarettes and drink grands crus. Quiet a relief now.

WHAT WAS THE LAST GIG YOU PLAYED, WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT ?
T : Moscow.
S : Really f*****g amazing.

WHAT’S THE MOST SUCCESSFUL THING YOU GUYS HAVE DONE TO DATE ?
S : Definitely releasing our debut album.
T : Getting to read John fante without the help of alcohol.

WHO HAS HELPED YOU THE MOST GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY ?
T : Morgan, our beloved tour-manager, who’s the first guy to tell us that we are making shit when we do.

WHAT’S COMING NEXT FOR THE BAND ?
S : Release parties in France, because we deserve a bit of that, and then gigs & gigs & gigs…
T : French festivals this summer, a UK tour in May, and really want to get to see you guys!
S : Make some kind of sweat competition…

IS IT HARD BEING A NEW BAND IN TODAY’S INDUSTRY ?

T : We all know the industry is not going very well, but we never let that become a problem for us. We are here to have a good time, isn’t it?

HOW IMPORTANT IS THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL NETWORK SITES TO THE SUCCESS OF YOUR BAND ?

S : Social networks as facebook, myspace and blogs really are a nice way to built relationships with people we love, and people who love our music. Our facebook fanpage really is the place where we share with people. (http://www.facebook.com/wearebeauty)

QUICK-FIRE QUESTIONS:
Hey, ho, let’s go!
WHO’S THE MESSIEST IN THE BAND? Thomas.
WHO IS HARDEST TO LIVE WITH ON TOUR? Thomas.
WHO IS THE MOST ANNOYING ? Thomas, really.
WHO MOANS THE MOST ? Thomas.
WHO IS THE LOUDEST ? Thomas.
WHO IS THE MOST ROCK ‘N’ ROLL & WHY ? T : Me again, because of all the reasons above.
WHO IS THE JOKER AND WHY ? S : Me, because you need to have a lot of humour to live with Thomas.
WHAT’S THE MOST EMBARRASSING THING SOMEONE IN THE BAND HAS DONE ? S : Me, trying to get as hard to live as Thomas, which was quite embarrassing for him.
WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH IN THE INDUSTRY ?
James Murphy, from LCD Soundsystem.
WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH IN IRELAND OR NORTHERN IRELAND AND WHY ?
We’d really like to collaborate with the Irish audience, their “choir singing” is really good.
www.myspace.com/curryandcoco

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