CO+K caught up with Les Fauves to hear about their music.
Who are you and where do you come from?
We're an Italian band with a French name, English lyrics and a German appearance.
Where does your name come from?
In French it means "the beasts" and it was also a pictorial movement.
Who's in the band and where did you meet?
It's made of me, Roberto Papavero (guitar and vocals), Paolo Pugliese (keyboards), Davide Caselli (drums) and Silvia Dallari (bass). In Italy we live quite close to each other, but at the moment we're sharing an apartment in London.
How would you describe your music?
A wierd collage of things that normally would have nothing in common.
What makes your band unique?
It's definitely the fact that it can't be listed in any existing genre and it keeps on evolving contiuously!
Who are your musical influences?
They're definitely too many to be listed. We don't have specific reference models, we just try to get the intriguing cues in the bunch of stuff we listen to.
Tell us a bit about your current album and the inspirations behind it?
Stating the title, Liquid Modernity, the album is a spicy puree of melody and ever moving energy, where nothing is forever and where you become conscious that the smile our music caused you could vanish anytime soon and turn into something absolutely unexpected.
Where are your favorite places to tour?
The best place to tour is definitely the one in which you haven't played yet. We're tremendously charmed by new locations and new people.
Where do you look for inspiration when songwriting?
Everywhere and nowhere. Alone or in a crowd... freely. You can always find a moment to take out what is nestled deep inside of you.
Are there any ways the band try to be DIY or crafty?
Willy-nilly, we've always been crafty from the very beginning.
What would you be doing if you weren't in a band?
We would be probably wandering along other artistic paths. With a costant ear on music and wondering about why the hell we'd never learned to play an instrument.
What was the last record you bought?
I don't really remember, maybe Yeasayer or Grizzly Bear.
Hopes and dreams for this year?
We wish to live through London, record a new incredible homemade album and play play play play!
What's next for you?
The band's new album, Liquid Modernity is out on 28th October. Check out their website for more.