Pauw, the psychedelic rock band was in Paris last month. Great occasion to ask them some questions.
Musik Please : Is it true that two years ago you only have recorded some demos in an old pigsty ?
Pauw : Yes, that’s true, we recorded it ourselves in the barn where we practice.
How can you explain your lightning progression ?
Our first single Shambhala and our EP did a lor for us. We got pretty much radio airplay and attention by the press. So, that’s how we kind of started to grow pretty fast.
Are you tired to be compared with Pink Floyd or Temples ?
People are used to compare things to another, so I think we should just live with that. Next to that, the bands we are being compared with most of the time are pretty cool, so I think we should just see it as a compliment.
Your music has also an obvious pop side. Who are you listening in this area ?
It differs. A few examples are Goldfrapp, Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk, Empire Of The Sun.
Is it your first gig in France ? Do you know french musicians ?
No, we had a few French gigs before. We don’t really know any French musicians. We met a few at festivals we played, but never really stayed in touch or something. I’d love to meet some french artists like Christophe, France Gall or Daft Punk though !
Are you thinking about your second LP ?
We’re gonna start writing it pretty soon. It will definitely be different than Macrocosm Microcosm. We don’t want to make a cheap copy of what we already did. We want to move on, discover new things, experiment a lot and challenge ourselves.
What is your present playlist ?
At the moment I’m listening a lot to Daft Punk‘s Discovery, The Two Empire Of The Sun records, MGMT‘s Oracular Spectacular and the amazing Ennio Morricone.
What can we wish for the future ?
To play a lot of shows in France of course !