On the closing day of Austin City Limits, simply earlier than a wild rain storm hit, we have been lucky sufficient to meet up with one of the vital thrilling and unique digital music acts on the earth. The Norweigan duo Lemaitre has labored tirelessly curating a sound which bends genres and pushes the bounds of digital music.
Over the previous few years, Lemaitre has toured the nation as direct assist to Porter Robinson in addition to carried out at main festivals resembling Coachella. Now the fellows are about to embark on a large European tour as they have a good time the discharge of their good new single, “Big”.
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits is without doubt one of the largest festivals within the nation however regardless of its huge attendance it manages to retain its attraction, even because it continues to develop. This yr was the primary time Lemaitre performed ACL however they'd visited Austin just a few occasions earlier than…
Ulrik: “We've been right here just a few occasions for like SXSW which was a complete sh*tshow however a enjoyable sh*tshow.”
Ketil: “When we toured with Porter Robinson we did a cease right here as properly. It's an awesome metropolis.
The guys expanded on the sensation of enjoying such a big competition earlier than setting out on a tour of extra intimate venues. In some ways, the juxtaposition of a serious competition stage in opposition to a collection of smaller venues could be tough to regulate to, however Lemaitre discovered the intense facet within the expertise. Specifically the unbelievable acts they'll be capable to get pleasure from as followers.
Ketil: “Playing ACL was an awesome heat up! It feels wonderful to do one thing like this earlier than heading out on a large tour. It's all the time enjoyable to be out at festivals and watch all of the completely different reveals.”
Ulrik: “We can not wait to see Phoenix and Arctic Monkeys in addition to Paul Mccartney subsequent weekend. We missed Paul this weekend as we solely simply acquired in yesterday. I flew in final evening whereas Ketil drove in from LA.
Lemaitre – “Big”
Paul McCartney has been a serious affect for Lemaitre. The duo simply launched a spectacular new single in September known as “Big”. When one first listens to the only it immediately evokes a way of the early days of rock. A unusual keyboard chord development serves because the backdrop which enjoyable vocals are painted upon. A melodic break leads right into a tempo change the place a delicate synth dances alongside lyrics which carry a stunning depth and weight.
When requested concerning the inspiration for the monitor, the fellows gave a bit of extra perception on their pleasure to lastly see McCartney reside.
“That music is definitely primarily impressed by the Beatles. Hence why I'm so excited for Paul McCartney. He is absolutely one in every of my favourite songwriters.”
The similarities between The Beatles and Lemaitre's new single are apparent as soon as the connection was drawn out.
Upon wrapping up their efficiency at ACL the fellows are prepared to move out on a serious European tour which is wrapping up of their hometown of Oslo.
“We have been really simply again in Oslo firstly of September. But we're undoubtedly excited to be heading again, properly form of, it is not the most effective time to be heading to Oslo. It's already freezing! Not like Texas, I needed to change out of pants earlier than heading on stage so I would not cross out through the set.”
International touring acts have the power to look at issues on a regular basis folks may not. One of essentially the most attention-grabbing factors that many artists choose up on are the variations between US crowds and people overseas. Lemaitre had a shocking response when requested to match the US to worldwide audiences.
Ketil: “Crowds actually differ from metropolis to metropolis, even within the US. I feel in a manner the US crowd is a little more appreciative, they appear extra excited. But I suppose in a manner it actually will depend on the competition or venue. At Coachella for instance, all people is especially standing nonetheless, as a result of everyone seems to be seemingly so targeted on trying cool haha.”
Ulrik:“ACL is particular although, regardless that we performed an early spot folks have been with it from the start. I feel we have been extra drained than the group!”
The future stays vibrant as the massive bang for Lemaitre (which sure, was a horrible pun because the group's namesake is Georges Lemaitre, who first proposed the idea of the massive bang). Lemaitre is consistently working to find new sounds, and develop their signature fashion into some really particular. Follow Lemaitre on Facebook and Twitter to remain updated with the fellows, and discover tickets for his or her European tour dates right here.
Interview carried out by Shannon Rawdon
Article by Erik Mahal
Featured Photo Via Lemaitre Facebook