Indigo Express the Love of Music and the Future It Upholds!

Rock pop 90's inspired act INDIGO have released their debut EP "The Distance Part I", the first of three EP's that will be the entire debut album once released in completion. For the time being, the band will continue to work on music, play when the time arrives and just make more and more music! Discover what the band had to express about the music and their plans for the future below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Tristan (singer/guitarist/songwriter): Well, I have released a solo EP in 2015 (Tristan Gauthier « The Sunny Side of the Street ») and I was so broke at this time that I had to make the hard decision to put my music aside and develop the music school I was creating at the same time. I told myself, do your best with this project and in a few years you’ll might be able to work on your music again without the fear of ending up in the street, going back to my parents house or something. And it worked! A year ago I was ready for it and a friend introduced me to a nice lad named Alexis who wanted to work in Paris. We got along so well that he ended up being a drum teacher for my school and the drummer of my band! He then talked about the project to his longtime friend Noé who is an incredible bass player and that was it! The band was formed!

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Tristan: Hum, well, it was one of these nights when I was thinking about waaay too much things and couldn’t sleep! (laughs) I was thinking about the fact that I’ve always felt like almost an « alien » in a world so hard to understand and I’ve made some researches that night on the internet and found out about the Indigo’s movement. Ignoring the fact that some people take it way too seriously, the so-called "indigos people" are people who don’t feel like they really belong here, they are hypersensitive people, creative people, empathetic, interested in spirituality etc etc so it put a word on how I felt and I loved the way it sounded and, on top of that, indigo is also a wonderful color isn’t it!? (laughs)

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Tristan: We all originally comes from west of France but are based in Paris. The music scene in France have always been very exciting but is almost totally ignored by the medias that prefers to glorify macho rappers, polished music and artists that sings in French. Oh my god! France is sooo obsessed with the fact that "you are French so you HAVE TO sing in French!". It makes no sense to me. Its like, telling a French chef to stop making pizzas because it’s an Italian thing! (laughs) But it seems like it’s changing a little bit, you know, we are a generation that knows how to use social medias in a good way so you can grab a large audience little by little. The best example about that could be the French band Last Train. They work so hard for the music scene, makes some really good songs and they totally deserve some credits in France and around the globe.

4. How would you describe your style?

Tristan: Well, I was a teenager in the 90's which is for me the last big decade for rock music and naturally my songs are very influenced by a mix between, I would say, the "grunge" scene and the "brit-pop" scene maybe? But I also love power pop bands like Nada Surf or the Foo Fighters and you know, Noé and Alexis loves to play pop music too, so it makes it all not sounding like some "90's old fashioned band", well, I hope not! (laughs), but more like bands making new with old like Real Estate, Biffy Clyro, The War on Drugs and stuff like that.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Tristan: We just released our first EP "The Distance: part I " which, as the title says, is the first part of three EPs that will form a full record when they’ll all be out. The 5 songs shows our indie pop side on tracks like "Darwin ", "Like a Seed in the Sand" & "The Last Romantic Boy on Earth", power pop on "Water my Flowers" and even acoustic on the bonus track "Indigo Dreams". It all came along with a music video for the first single ("Like a Seed in the Sand") in which I try not to stop singing and staring at the camera while being mistreated by my band’s mates. It’s like a metaphor of not letting some difficult times distracts you from your own goals and dreams. Sounds kind of appropriate with the crisis we’re all going through these days! (sigh)

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Tristan: Sure! The second part of the project is almost ready to get recorded this summer! It will show our more rock and raw side and we’ll go back to the great Montmartre Recording studio in Paris (Woodkid, Lily Wood & the Prick etc) which is a really nice place where to record some music with the best staff ever, absolutely lovely, talented and professional.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Tristan: Damn.. (sigh) we’re so frustrated as we were supposed to do our very first concert in April at the exciting indie venue the Supersonic in Paris but it was, of course, cancelled. Alexis and Noé did many shows with some other projects over the last few years but, except for some little solo acoustic gigs, I didn’t really go on stage since 2015 and I totally feel like a lion in a cage right now! (laughs) So, we are planning to play to this venue I told you in October or something and we’ll try to put on a tour in France but of course we would also love to play in the UK and some other countries!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Tristan: write some new music, record it, go on tour, stay true to ourselves and having fun by making what we love the most: music.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Tristan: You can find us on every platforms! Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music etc

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Tristan: hmmm, good question.. maybe the feeling that it’s honest music coming from the heart!

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