On the closing day of Austin City Limits, simply earlier than a wild rain storm hit, we had been lucky sufficient to meet up with one of the thrilling and unique digital music acts on the planet. The Norweigan duo Lemaitre has labored tirelessly curating a sound which bends genres and pushes the bounds of 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 an enormous European tour as they have fun the discharge of their sensible new single, “Big”.

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits is likely one of the largest festivals within the nation however regardless of its large attendance it manages to retain its allure, even because it continues to develop. This 12 months was the primary time Lemaitre performed ACL however they'd visited Austin a number of instances earlier than…

Ulrik: “We've been right here a number of instances 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 incredible metropolis.

The guys expanded on the sensation of taking part in such a big competition earlier than setting out on a tour of extra intimate venues. In some ways, the juxtaposition of a significant competition stage in opposition to a collection of smaller venues may be tough to regulate to, however Lemaitre discovered the intense aspect within the expertise. Specifically the unimaginable acts they are going to be capable to get pleasure from as followers.

Ketil: “Playing ACL was an incredible heat up! It feels superb to do one thing like this earlier than heading out on an enormous tour. It's all the time enjoyable to be out at festivals and watch all of the completely different reveals.”

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 acquired 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 referred to as “Big”. When one first listens to the one it immediately evokes a way of the early days of 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 concerning the inspiration for the monitor, the blokes gave somewhat extra perception on their pleasure to lastly see McCartney stay.

“That music is definitely primarily impressed by the Beatles. Hence why I'm so excited for Paul McCartney. He is de facto one in all my favourite songwriters.”

The similarities between The Beatles and Lemaitre's new single are apparent as soon as the connection was drawn out.

European Tour

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 of Oslo.

“We had been truly simply again in Oslo initially of September. But we're undoubtedly excited to be heading again, nicely sort of, it is not the perfect time to be heading to Oslo. It's already freezing! Not like Texas, I needed to change out of pants earlier than heading on stage so I would not go out in the course of the set.”

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International touring acts have the flexibility to look at issues on a regular basis folks won't. One of probably the most attention-grabbing factors that many artists choose up on are the variations between US crowds and people overseas. Lemaitre had a stunning response when requested to match the US to worldwide audiences.

Ketil: “Crowds actually differ from metropolis to metropolis, even within the US. I believe in a method the US crowd is a little more appreciative, they appear extra excited. But I assume in a method it actually is dependent upon the competition or venue. At Coachella for instance, all people is principally standing nonetheless, as a result of everyone seems to be seemingly so targeted on wanting cool haha.”

Ulrik:“ACL is particular although, although we performed an early spot folks had been with it from the start. I believe we had been extra drained than the group!”

The future stays shiny as the large bang for Lemaitre (which sure, was a horrible pun because the group's namesake is Georges Lemaitre, who first proposed the idea of the large bang). Lemaitre is consistently 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 carried out by Shannon Rawdon

Article by Erik Mahal

Featured Photo Via Lemaitre Facebook

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