Exclusive interview with Moscaille!
Carpazine: First of all, thank you very much for the interview, guys! Tell us the brief history of your band.
Moscaille: A Moscaille is a tracked vehicle, a trail in the mountains and a Québec french-speaking alternative rock band. Moscaille's
last album, La Gachette (released in 2018) plunges us into the heart of a musical turmoil from the desert to the drunken evening.
Moscaille is: Alex Bouchard on voice and guitar, Léon Blouin-Tremblay on guitar, Patrick Bouchard on Bass, and Christian Marier on drums.
Carpazine: How long has the band been together and how did you all meet?
Moscaille: Patrick and Alex were neighbors, and they played together in an electronic-industrial-rock band called Rytalin in their younger years. In the meantime, Christian played drums in a Ramones cover band called The Grimmies and the punk band NHamsterD. A couple years later, Patrick met Christian and started the metal band Botakrass with their good friend Thierry (RIP).
In 2012 Patrick and Alex founded the band Moscaille and recorded an album. When they wanted to play the songs live, they asked Christian to join the band in 2013. With Christian behind the kit, the sound of the band became heavier, and they decided to add another guitarist to the band. Leon, who was at the time the roommate of Christian’s brother, joined the band in 2014.
Carpazine: What are your songs about?
Moscaille: We don't try to teach lessons, we tell biased stories and anecdotes with our twisted view of reality. Right now, we’re working on an album that will be based around the topic of electricity. We’ll talk about the plasma rules, the new prophets and ice free comets.
Carpazine: What's the best and the worst thing that happened to you as a band?
Moscaille: We crashed a festival once when we weren’t on the bill. Playing to people that are trying to figure out the name of the band on the schedule was pretty fun.
Nothing worse really happened to us so far… apart from getting scammed, injured, damned, bullied… the usual.
Carpazine: What are some of the bands you're listening to and enjoying right now?
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Kurt Vile, Suicide Silence, Bully, Jean Leloup
Carpazine: What's the most fun part of being a musician?
Moscaille: Playing loud, drinking beers, having a good time.
Obviously, the gigs are a lot of fun, but creating music is a really fun part for us too. The best moments are when we’re jamming and everything shifts in place to become something everybody can relate and remember.
Carpazine: When you were 12/13 years old, what songs did you used to listen to?
Suicidal Tendencies - The Art Of Rebellion
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
The Ramones – Rockets to Russia
Nine Inch Nails – Broken
Carpazine: Christian this question is for you. We met in New York during the opening party of the Bowery Electric Festival, at Arturo Vega's house. What was it like playing at CBGB, at that time, and what happened to The Grimmies?
Christian: It was unreal, a lifetime experience. Being a Ramones fan my entire childhood, playing at the CBGB was a dream come true for me. We saw so many great musicians and met many more awesome people. The Grimmies split a couple years later, but the CBGB’s gig will always be one of the fondest memories with this band. The fact that we never had a regular bass player and the fact that me and Max grow apart musically from each other contribute to the split. I think it was time for both of us to continue our musical journey and be thankful about what happened.
Carpazine: If you had to recommend one pizza place to a non-Canadian to try in Canada, what pizza place would it be?
Moscaille: Since we’re from Québec, we will recommend a poutine place instead.
A poutine is a dish made of french fries, cheese curds and gravy. It’s the “national” dish of the province of Quebec. For someone who hasn’t tasted poutine, Ashton is always a good place to start. You can get a poutine with extra meat or sausage and you can find them only in the Quebec City area. Also, they’re the perfect place for night snacks since they’re open till late at night.
Carpazine: Any plans to work on a CD?
Moscaille: We already have 2 CD’s out already, Brume sur Fond de Brouillard 2013 and La Gachette 2018. We’re working on a new CD due for the end of 2020. It’s a concept album about the birth of electricity and everything that gravitates around this subject. It’s going to be a different, more subtle album but it’ll keep the same energy from the last album.
Carpazine: Can you give the readers your Website and Facebook page so they can check you out...?
Moscaille: of course…
You can check us on our website: moscaille.com
You can listen to us on Bandcamp: moscaille.bandcamp.com/
And you can troll us on Facebook : facebook.com/moscaille
Carpazine: Anything you’d like to add?
Moscaille: Les chats de Limoilou se crissent des nouveaux prophètes et gémissent dans la nuit telle une musique de cirque dans le désert!
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