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Bordeaux duo Kap Bambino, notorious for their delirious live shows as much as for the electronic brutality of their music, are preparing to unleash a new album, 'Blacklist'. One half of the group, Caroline Martial, gives Rockfort a little introduction to their world.

In the beginning…

It started in 2003 when I decided to put vocals on Orion’s music. Kap Bambino used to be a solo project. I came after the first EP.
 
Growing up…
 
We don’t come from Bordeaux we just live there. But we didn’t grow up there. We grew up in Norte. Lots of forest.
 
The Bordeaux scene…

It’s great. There’s a rock’n’roll and garage scene down there.

Live energy…
 
It came naturally. I’m hyperactive.
 
UK v French audiences…
 
It’s the same, really. We love the UK audience though, because they discovered us first.

The album…
 
The only surprise is that we changed the treatment of the voice. We have stopped using crap effects. It’s more clear now, and we have put a lot of melody in the front of each track, too.
 
Capturing the intensity…
 
We try, but its difficult. We’d love to have the same energy as on stage – I hope we’ve achieved that.
 
The label…
 
We set up WWILCO in 2001, when we first met. We decided to make it to put out Orion’s side-project. It’s a good solution with production we’d heard from the experience of other artists, so we did it too.

Being a duo…
 

The positive is that you don’t spend your life waiting for bassists and drummers. We are always ready to do music. The negative side is that if neither of you have a lighter or a cigarette, you are both in the shit, and there’s no one there to help you. 

Interview by David McKenna

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