Let Me Rock (LMR) is a French ska rock band that caught my eye when they released their single “Célété”. Knowing they were preparing the release of their self-titled album, it was the perfect opportunity to interview the guys! Check out what we talked about below.
Hello LMR! Hope you’re well. Would it be possible to introduce your band to our readers, as well as your roles in it?
LMR is a band of old-school Hard Rock with a cup of Ska. This 4 young men full of energy from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine enjoy make you hit the ground. The songs are written in French and talk about parties, music love and how life is good with a spoon of feminism. Polo (Singer, solo guitar), Tap’ (Drums, Chorist), Comb’ (Bass, Chorist) and Moiz’ (Rythmic guitar, Chorist).
How would you describe the French ska / rock scene in general?
We weren’t known back when French ska music was on the top, but today, we can say that type of music is poor or even extinct. We were rocked by Les Caméléons, La Ruda Salska, Marcel et son Orchestre, Skarface…
You’ll soon reveal your self-titled album on digital platforms. How long have you worked on it?
One year and a half doing nothing, three years actually. We’re not professional.
For those who have never heard your music before, what kind of songs can they expect on “LMR”?
Festive music. If we had to join all kind of music, we should say we are a Skard Rock N’ Roll Boogie.
You’ve also revealed a music video for your single “Célété”. What’s the story behind this song?
That’s a short story. It’s just about our life, playing in a band with guys who love a bit too much doing parties. This song represents the LMR spirit!
I’m sure you are, like a lot of people, missing live shows. Do you already have some dates planned for 2021?
Yes, but it’s all canceled. We know that everything is gonna happen online this year on Facebook, Youtube, Spotify, etc…
Best show you’ve ever played since LMR was born?
Maybe the Festival Interceltique of Lorient in 2019 or the “Fête de la Bière” when we were young!
To finish, what is one lesson you’ve learned that you think is important to pass onto other bands?
Don’t skip steps and first of all enjoy yourself!
Album artwork by Laurent Delagree
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