On the closing day Austin City Limits, simply earlier than a wild rain storm hit, we had been lucky sufficient to meet up with one essentially the most thrilling and authentic digital music acts on this planet. The Norweigan duo Lemaitre has labored tirelessly curating a sound which bends genres and pushes the bounds digital music.
Over the previous few years, Lemaitre has toured the nation as direct assist to Porter Robinson in addition to carried out at main festivals corresponding to Coachella. Now the blokes are about to embark on a large European tour as they rejoice the discharge their good new single, “Big”.
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits is one the biggest festivals within the nation however regardless of its huge attendance it manages to retain its attraction, even because it continues to develop. This yr was the primary time Lemaitre performed ACL however they’d visited Austin a couple of occasions earlier than…
Ulrik: “We’ve been right here a couple of occasions for like SXSW which was a complete sh*tshow however a enjoyable sh*tshow.”
Ketil: “When we toured with Porter Robinson we did a cease right here as nicely. It’s an awesome metropolis.
The guys expanded on the sensation enjoying such a big competition earlier than setting out on a tour extra intimate venues. In some ways, the juxtaposition a significant competition stage in opposition to a collection smaller venues may be troublesome to regulate to, however Lemaitre discovered the brilliant aspect within the expertise. Specifically the unbelievable acts they are going to have the ability to take pleasure in as followers.
Ketil: “Playing ACL was an awesome heat up! It feels wonderful to do one thing like this earlier than heading out on a large tour. It’s all the time enjoyable to be out at festivals and watch all of the totally different exhibits.”
Ulrik: “We can’t wait to see Phoenix and Arctic Monkeys in addition to Paul Mccartney subsequent weekend. We missed Paul this weekend as we solely simply obtained in yesterday. I flew in final night time whereas Ketil drove in from LA.
Lemaitre – “Big”
Paul McCartney has been a significant affect for Lemaitre. The duo simply launched a spectacular new single in September known as “Big”. When one first listens to the only it immediately evokes a way the early days rock. A unusual keyboard chord development serves because the backdrop which enjoyable vocals are painted upon. A melodic break leads right into a tempo change the place a delicate synth dances alongside lyrics which carry a beautiful depth and weight.
When requested in regards to the inspiration for the monitor, the blokes gave a bit of extra perception on their pleasure to lastly see McCartney reside.
“That track is definitely primarily impressed by the Beatles. Hence why I’m so excited for Paul McCartney. He is de facto one my favourite songwriters.”
The similarities between The Beatles and Lemaitre’s new single are apparent as soon as the connection was drawn out.
Upon wrapping up their efficiency at ACL the blokes are prepared to go out on a significant European tour which is wrapping up of their hometown Oslo.
“We had been really simply again in Oslo firstly September. But we’re undoubtedly excited to be heading again, nicely variety , it isn’t one of the best time to be heading to Oslo. It’s already freezing! Not like Texas, I needed to change out pants earlier than heading on stage so I would not move out throughout the set.”
International touring acts have the flexibility to look at issues on a regular basis individuals may not. One essentially the most fascinating factors that many artists choose up on are the variations between US crowds and people overseas. Lemaitre had a shocking response when requested to match the US to worldwide audiences.
Ketil: “Crowds actually differ from metropolis to metropolis, even within the US. I feel in a method the US crowd is a little more appreciative, they appear extra excited. But I assume in a method it actually will depend on the competition or venue. At Coachella for instance, everyone is especially standing nonetheless, as a result of everyone seems to be seemingly so centered on wanting cool haha.”
Ulrik:“ACL is particular although, despite the fact that we performed an early spot individuals had been with it from the start. I feel we had been extra drained than the gang!”
The future stays shiny as the massive bang for Lemaitre (which sure, was a horrible pun because the group’s namesake is Georges Lemaitre, who first proposed the idea the massive bang). Lemaitre is continually working to find new sounds, and develop their signature model into some actually particular. Follow Lemaitre on Facebook and Twitter to remain updated with the blokes, and discover tickets for his or her European tour dates right here.
Interview performed by Shannon Rawdon
Article by Erik Mahal
Featured Photo Via Lemaitre Facebook