PoiL // Lyon
Impressive and delirious, PoiL is lead by three musicians know not limitations and prohibitions. PoiL flow, dance and dash between the energy of punk, the beauty of chamber music and the chaos of a factory on the brink of explosion. The trio combines raw madness and virtuosity evoking thoughts of Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin and Charlie Chaplin. In the audience, the heads bang, the cries burst forth. Jubilant and stock!
Antoine Arnera : keyboards/vocals (Also member of Le Grand Sbam) -> founder and composer of the band
Boris Cassone : bass/vocals (Also member of Herr Geisha & the Boobs)
Guilhem Meier : drums/vocals (Also member of Ukandanz, Icsis)
First album was released in 2008 (L’ire des papes / The ire of the popes).
Second album was released in 2012 (Dins o cuol / In your butt)
Band influences : Frank Zappa, Ligeti, Stravinsky, Primus, Mister Bungle, Battles, Einsturzende Neubauten
CHROMB! is a quartet with strings, reeds, 88 keys and drums in, wired on 220volts, making rock with no guitar, distorted jazz or chamber music for sick kids and emotive adults.CHROMB!’s music is heartfelt more than brain-made, has no prohibition and is the prisoner of no specific style, even if owing a lot to John Zorn, The Residents and Soft Machine.
It’s fully assuming same love for catchy pop and fat noise, stealing jazz its freedom, rock its energy, and all kind of deviant musics their insanity, in order to build a fat mutant sound, with melodies, screams, silence and weirdness inside.
Léo Dumont : batterie
Camille Durieux : clavier, voix
Lucas Hercberg : basse, effets, voix
Antoine Mermet : alto sax, synthétiseur, machines, voix