Indietracks interview #24: Le Man Avec Les Lunettes

Le Man Avec Les Lunettes is an Italian project, born in the winter of 2004, arranged as a six-piece band that plays sweet POP with awesome melodies! They have toured Italy and Europe extensively, including trips to France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

In 2008, after some EPs, split singles, and compilations in different formats, Le Man Avec Les Lunettes released their debut album Plaskaplaskabombelibom in Italy on My Honey records and Zahr records, and in Germany by Cake and Coffee records. We’re joined by Alessandro for a quick interview.

Hi, tell us a little bit about yourselves
We started four years ago. In the beginning there was only two people, Ale and Fab. They met during a boring universitylesson and they found they had the same musical taste. Actually we’re six in total… with a cello, synths, accordions and so on. So we’re happy because now it’s much easier to reproduce live the layers of sounds that you can hear in our records !

Tell us about an unusual place you’ve played a gig in the past
We played at “Tjuren – camp” at the Emmaboda festival 2007 with Utah Rangers/Salty Pirates, g.o.o.f, Emil from Scaredycat, Lätt som en plätt, Milkman, Klas, The Young Untold, The Besties, Rough Bunnies, Kin and The Faintest Ideas (we found the list on Nils Folke Valdemar’s website). It was so nice cause we played among tents and all theartists were almost also the audience. During this “handmade” festival there was sun interrupted by rain and then sun again, so artists were in a tent during the rain and outside during the sun – it was really funny!

What exciting things have you been up to so far this year?
Well… in April we toured the UK for the first time (thanks to Liz from the amazing band The School). Also there was a Japanese release of our album “Plaskaplaskabombelibom” in April by Friend of Mine Records. So our plan for the autumn is to organize a tour in Japan… awesome!!!

Who are you most looking forward to seeing at the Indietracks festival?
La Casa Azul, Speedmarket Avenue, Pocketbooks, Camera Obscura, Emmy the Great, Fitness Forever, One Happy Island, Lucky Soul, Little My, and lots more!

Great – see you next weekend!