“There will be sports but I’m staying calm…” Do you remember that title sylmarils. Well, that’s what happens when you decide to interview the chubby athlete, the new Swiss Punk Rock group. Jean-Rem Dudencourt, with the help of Linnick and César, tells us more about the group that just launched their first Skeud.
Hi Jean-Rem from Audincourt. Let’s get to the heart of the matter with the most original question: can you introduce me to me Athlete ? Members, lascars background, creation date, GPS coordinates for your rehearsal room, …
Jean Reem: Hi Gui de Champi. So, to make it short, there are four of us in the squad:
Linick (paprika disco(on guitar and singing by Cesar “Riclette”)paprika discoAnd the Todos DestinosAnd the we said) on bass and back vocals, Martin (paprika discoAnd the Todos DestinosAnd the we said) on the drum and thus I am Jean-Rim de Audencourt (Rebel assholesAnd the 65 Mainz StreetAnd the Monday hateAnd the Fernanda’s last call) on guitar and sing. The other three men live in Salavu, 15 minutes from my house. Together we organize House Fest, a punk rock / HxC / ska festival at Nouveau Monde in Fribourg. We regularly saw each other drinking shots, and naturally, we decided to drink shots while composing music.
The set is very modern, and you’re checking straight into an album, without going through the EP or the separate box. A particular reason to skip training to spark competition directly?
JR: I don’t know if it’s an album or an EP. Anyway, in rap we say “project”. Anyway, it’s an 8-track, in which we put a lot of energy. We are thrilled with the songs and would be proud to defend this record live. But wait…but yeah! I just picked up there, “Training, competition”: Lexical field of sports, report in the name of the band, well done my friend! But back to the topic. We’ve had groups touring each other for over 10 years and had the pretense of not wanting to go through the training box. But hey, anyway, it’s going to be crowd play then.
How does the creative process work within the group? Everyone comes up with ideas, do you play as a team or do you decide everything?
JR: Seriously, I decide everything! Joking aside, for most of the songs, I’ve come up with stringy wings already ready, as well as a yoghurt vocal melody. Ensuite, soit on fait tourner ça en répète et on arrange tous ensemble, soit on enregistre et arrange les deux guitares et les voix avec Len’, à l’aide d’un ordinateur … pour le coup, ça, j’aime Not much. As for the words, Lynn is the one who generally sticks with it. The configuration process is very simple, we agree quickly, it is moving fast. This is very beautiful.
The disc was recorded by Mathieu Kabi Aka Jean-loose, your former roommate Rebel assholesthe disc is ejected, especially when Producing Impossible Records : Athlete Loyal to the Hauts Dobbs family?
JR: 25 Mami resume! Loyalty or laziness, I don’t really know. more serious, Athlete In Indie Ear Studio, it worked really well and went really fast (8 tracks in 3 days!). Jean-Loss does a really good job, he knows his studio very well and their equipment… and we laughed really well. We’ve also been back there since then to record a track to put together.
about Impossible production, we were looking for posters, and of course I got in touch with the chef. bingo. Plus, we know the guy knows a lot about the disc version, so it was clear. As for the other appellations, it was Cesar who launched them. Same thing, those were the people he already knew. We made it simple and effective.
The record brings together everything I love: melodies, continuous rhythms, energetic bass/drums and nice layers of guitars. What are the main effects ofAthlete ? Are you more attached to the fancy pop or fiery punk side?
JR: Thank you very much Gui! Honestly, at the moment, I only listen to French rap and variations. But if we had to mention punk rock bands, I’d say we might be a bit similar dead to me Or those kinds of groups. Lenaic listen to a lot of bands like mom jeans.
What inspires textsAthlete ? What exactly is it about?
Lynn: As for the words, it largely depends on my personal experience with the world. Always sad and hostile towards the society in which we live and the behaviors that we are “paid” to adopt towards other human beings or even towards everything that lives on earth. Just the fact that I don’t recognize myself in the consumer society but of being a part of it in spite of everything I often try to express this annoyance because I realize I’m part of what I absolutely hate, and I often try to embody that feeling. And I get the impression that the fact that I live and work in Switzerland gives me that feeling even more because we feel very special in spite of ourselves. Then, it’s also about drinking with the people you love, going for a ride and not feeling too old and enjoying it all in spite of it! I think it goes well with the different moods of the songs!
Is singing equally shared: did it come naturally or was it premeditated?
Lynne: As for the vocals, it just happened on its own, since JR and I were both singers in our previous bands and we love them, neither of them wanted to give up on the thing! It turns out that we (usually) get along pretty well on how, where, and when to sing. And since our voices agree and compliment each other so much in terms of heights, we carried on! This also brings to our eyes some variation and spice on the chops!
The album was supposed to come out in the spring of 2021 or am I wrong? Is the current health situation that delayed things? In what form(s) will it be issued? Can you tell us which posters will release the record?
Cesar: It was recorded in January 2021. We could probably have released it in Spring 2021 on the platforms, but we decided to release some tracks spread throughout 2021 and then vinyl after that. The end of 2021 was the first idea, but we took the time to research the posters after registering and went to press in July. Arthur (Fireflies Fall RecordsI received the discs at the end of February, which is already a few months into production compared to the past few years. After that is the situation or boom in the form of vinyl, definitely a bit of both. So this disc was released on 12 inches of vinyl, it would roughly have been on 7 inches but we preferred to have 12 inches etched on one side only. A more beautiful object and leaves the possible things to use the second aspect (such as writing jokes or thanks on a case-by-case basis). Two colors are available, yellow marble black and transparent marble black. Co-produced by 6 brands who are all friends or acquaintances we made on the road or by organizing here:
– fireflies falla small structure based in Bordeaux with Arthur at the head, whom I met while organizing Low Relief a few years ago, the one who manages all the pressing parts of the disk, sending to everyone etc.
– AEM . project, naming the director of Belgium nicknamed Mr. Pierre. The undisputed MVP of DIY parties in the Belgian Francophone.
– Impossible production de Montbéliard, run by the legendary chef who has already launched old Jean-Rim collections.
– True Ghost Chronicles Bristol (UK), naming Daniel who headed the Race And now in say it anyway Which I got to know while organizing The Run Up in particular.
– La Escalera Chronicles San Diego (USA), organized by Will who organized with Western settings who released a number of recordings that I admire (SuccessAnd the music of mercyAnd the pity party…).
– DMB سجل recorda Swiss brand that gathers a lot of groups from here and is particularly active on the Swiss-German side.
I can add that it will also be distributed by Inhumane in French-speaking Switzerland.
She revealed some songs with clips. Is the image as important as the music?
JR: No! Music is more important than anything else, otherwise we would be photographers or models. We made clips because we have the time, and they make more impact when you put them online, apparently…we have a clip with 300 views, we’re stars!
When conditions permit, do you plan to take a sustainable ride or play intermittently? A planned French tour? other projects?
John Ross: Of course we plan to do a little tour, like 20/30 dates annually. At the moment we have appointments in Switzerland this spring. We will book appointments in France at the end of 2022.
How is the punk rock (or rock in general) scene in Switzerland performing? Do you have links with groups from the country? Is the network of venues/clubs/pubs/self-managed venues well developed to allow a group of your type to regularly perform at a concert or are you visibly overcrowded?
John R: This question is boring. We have an incredible rap scene but readers W-Venik I don’t care a bit I guess. At the punk rock level, we have a lot of good bands, who move around and give concerts like Uber YuAnd the fluffy machineAnd the Mamba DickAnd the destructiveAnd the Monday hateAnd the fire cult.
Some club programmers look at our style of music and our “scene” and they’re programming a lot of punk rock bands. Switzerland is a small country, and everyone knows each other and loves each other. It’s great to go to concerts and find team Lausanne, team Neuch, Valaissan, people from Berne, Friborgoi… People easily travel long distances to come to concerts.
We also have a big rock scene (something metallic, post-thing…), with pretty cool bands doing a bit of work, but it’s music I don’t like so I just follow it from afar. But it fills up the clubs, so that’s a good thing!
Short question, short answer (or no, it’s up to you): Who are the strongest? Athlete where BodyBuilding (Previous flying donutAnd the early grave)?
JR: short answer, flying donut Uber Alice, end of discussion. But we can book a sports weekend BodyBuilding/Athlete, come to be judged. With a review in the future W-Venik ?
Nothing to see, but still. Can you tell us about Rebel assholes ?
JR: Wow. Well, we’re fine, we have a lot of kids, some of them are angels. We don’t have any recording project at the moment, so we’ll probably do some festival in 2022 and get something ready, we don’t know what yet, to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary.
It really is the end. something to add?
John: Thank you very much and W-Venik to consider Athlete. We will try to score something new by the end of 2022.
In all fairness, thanks to Jean-Rim de Audencourt and his colleagues Linnick and César.
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