INTERVIEW. Hearth! Chatterton on the Ecaussysteme competition: “We’re a band that lives on stage”

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Hearth! Chatterton is among the headliners of the Ecaussysteme competition. On stage on July 31, the 5 members intend to take the competition goers into their universe and defend their third album “Palais d’argile”, launched in 2021. Interview with Artur Tebul, vocalist of the band.

You’ve got been on tour for nearly a yr. Why cease in Gignac for the Ecaussysteme competition?

In the summertime we actually go in all places in France. We do not know the competition in any respect, however that is exactly the chance to find it and likewise to find the gorgeous corners of France and particularly the folks.

Slightly overview of the tour?

It is unbelievable. We’re very fortunate. We now have many thanks. In 2021 we launched 3 of oure album “Palace of Clay”, it’s he who carries us. Because the yr went on, we noticed the venues getting larger and greater, folks singing an increasing number of… Now the general public is aware of a few of our songs by coronary heart! We’re a band that lives for the stage. After we launch a brand new album, we do 100 exhibits a yr. It is an entire lifestyle. Each night you have to draw water to search out power and feelings. It is a fantastic depth. And on daily basis is completely different. It actually was an important yr for us.

What to anticipate on Sunday night at EcausSYSTEM?

We play very late, at one within the morning, proper after Angel. After we’re programming for a competition, we’re at all times enthusiastic about the best way to relate. However we wish to play in entrance of lots of people. We inform ourselves that we have now an hour to get them to find our group. It is type of like conquest, gladiators, which I really like.

Are we allowed to preview your set listing?

By no means thoughts, I wish to preserve some surprises for myself! However in fact we’ll play “Monde Nouveau”, the one from our newest album. We realized that this can be a second of nice alternate with the general public. Refrain, all of us sing in refrain, it is magic. We’re additionally going to carry out “La Malinche”, a tune from our first album. We’ll play hyper electro. And likewise “Compagnon”, one other observe from our newest album. There’s something fairly sunny about her.

Their newest album “Palais d’argile”, launched in 2021, went gold.
Picture by DR Antoine Heault

Album “Reminder”

Earlier we talked about your newest album “Palais d’argile”, which went gold with three nominations on the Victoires de la Musique this yr… Dizziness?

We now have been doing this for 10 years. We don’t really feel that one thing has fallen on us and made us hesitate. We climbed the steps in a reasonably wholesome method. We began in bars, then phases for 100 folks, then for 500… We did not miss a single step. We benefit from the success we meet. We proceed to work arduous, we wish to preserve it. Exactly as a result of we all know what it is wish to be much less profitable. When it occurs immediately, it is like a whirlwind, some don’t use it and don’t have time to appreciate it. We actually wish to get pleasure from each second.

Inform us slightly about this album.

The New World is the world we dwell in. It is like who we’re, what we do… Within the earlier ones, we most likely talked extra about love, about feeling, it was extra intimate. However the world is altering quick. The urgency that reaches our lives exhibits by way of in our songs. We’re speaking about digital life and screens as a result of it is vitally related. It isn’t at all times dangerous. There are numerous of us on social networks, this can be a probability to be so near your viewers. This isn’t an album that offers a lesson, it is extra of a reminder. We ask extra questions than we reply. We’re actually happy with this, for the primary time a lot readability and proof.

On this regard, this album comprises new applied sciences, in addition to an environmental and social disaster. Are you a aim oriented group?

So long as we write songs concerning the world round us, I might say sure. However at present everyone seems to be busy. And it is actually good. A lot is occurring with adjustments within the social, environmental, political world… We’re much less afraid to speak about these subjects. Earlier generations could have been extra cautious on this regard.

“A bunch of mates who make French music”

Describe your fashion in just a few phrases.

That is a really troublesome query. We’re a gaggle of mates who make French music. We’re already a gaggle, an actual one, and this can be a rarity at present. It’s kind of like a few 5. It is a hyper hybrid. Generally we do one thing extra pop, generally extra rock, generally extra traditional French songs… Generally I say “poetic rock” but it surely does not actually imply a lot.

A few 5… How precisely do you’re employed when there are such a lot of of you in a gaggle?

It is chaotic and laborious. The extra folks you set right into a human journey, the extra completely different feelings, completely different characters, and the harder it’s. Requires empathy and communication. It is arduous work, but it surely pays off. After we take heed to what we have executed, we at all times say to ourselves, “I might by no means have executed this alone.” Being a number of makes us carry out one of the best of ourselves. There’s a saying that I like that sums it up completely: Alone we go quicker, collectively we go additional. And we have been proving it for 10 years!

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