Montreal’s crazy pop-rock quintet LE TROUBLE spoke with A Music Blog, Yea? about fine rosé wine, shitty references, and their bucketlist. With their debut EP Reality Strikes set for release on November 5th, it’s the perfect time to meet these “dudes with a sweet tooth for pop music”. Check out our cheeky interview below:
AMBY: Hello LE TROUBLE, please introduce yourselves to AMBY.
LE TROUBLE: We’re Mick, Jesse, Garrett, Bao-Khanh and Maxime. Five dudes with a sweet tooth for pop music, fine rosé wine and general mayhem.
AMBY: How did Le Trouble come to be?
LE TROUBLE: We worked at a commercial recording studio writing music for all kinds of strawberry/chocolate body gel ads and we’d stay afterhours to play some music we actually enjoyed. That’s how we started throwing riffs at each other’s faces.
AMBY: Your debut EP Reality Strikes comes out on November 5th. What’s to be expected by the fans?
LE TROUBLE: Explosions.
AMBY: What inspired the EP’s title, Reality Strikes?
LE TROUBLE: Shitty reference to a 90s movie. Also, getting older.
AMBY: Red Shirt off the upcoming EP is one hell of a pop tune! What’s the story behind the track?
LE TROUBLE: It’s about putting yourself out there even if it scares you. It also shows our love of punk music, Hall & Oates and epic songwriting, which is the musical equivalent of twerking naked while playing the pan flute with your nose at a funeral.
AMBY: Does hailing from Montreal have an influence on your music? And if so, how?
LE TROUBLE: Probably.
AMBY: Le Trouble is allowed to say one sentence which will reach the whole world. What would you say?
LE TROUBLE: Like the late great poet Saul Engelman once said: don’t believe in stupid shit, love each other and please don’t put brown paper in the toilet.
AMBY: What are the top five things to do on your bucket list?
LE TROUBLE: – Helen Mirren
– Steal a collection of precious Fabergé eggs
– Cocaine in a bathroom stall with Jack Nicholson
– Quit smoking
– Save the babies
AMBY: Who would be in your ultimate concert line-up?
LE TROUBLE: Roy Orbison, My Bloody Valentine, Funkadelic, Hank Williams, The Velvet Underground, Jay-Z featuring Leonard Cohen
It looks good on paper but it would probably turn out to be an horrible event.
AMBY: What’s the best release of the year?
LE TROUBLE: We all know the answer to that.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about LE TROUBLE that nobody knows yet?
LE TROUBLE: Mick smells.
Thank you LE TROUBLE, for giving us your answers!
Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout