Hanno debuttato a maggio con il singolo ‘Dreams‘. Parliamo della meravigliosa Emmanuelle Seigner (Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle), Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) & Lionel & Marie Liminana (The Liminanas). Di fatto un supergruppo: L’Épée. Il disco di debutto ‘Diabolique’ sarà fuori il 6 settembre via A Recordings com distribuzione Cargo Records.
Newcombe racconta la scelta del nome che tradotto in inglese significa “the sword”: “It came to me in a dream. I woke up and there it was, ‘The Sword’. Someone told me there had already been a band with that name so I flipped it into French. It suits the band because we’re united in a common cause”.
Il titolo del disco invece è un tributo al film culto di Mario Bava: “Named in tribute to Mario Bava’s 1968 cult classic ‘Danger: Diabolik’, it’s a musical masterclass where elements of garage, ye-ye, sleaze rock, cult soundtracks, sci-fi, spaghetti westerns and girl-group pop noir are combined with the cut-and-thrust zeal of a band bursting with ideas and energy”.
La Seigner: “I’ve loved rock music since I was a kid… Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground and The Stooges as key influences. I always wanted to be a musician, but it wasn’t so easy in France as I couldn’t meet the right people. Then I became a model and then very quickly after that I did Frantic and became an actress. It worked for me, but in my heart I always wanted to do music”.
Dopo ‘Ghost Rider‘ in occasione dell’uscita arriva pure il delizioso ‘Springfield 61’.