Le Petit Bain, a floating party barge on the west side of Seine, has been flooded early in June… Yeti Lane and Mars Red Sky, who were supposed to play there, rescheduled their gig to the 4th of October. But a cool surprise was announced just one week before the date, Fatso Jetson and Greenleaf JOINED the line-up, 4 great bands in 1 night, it couldn’t have been better !
At dusk, the two Parisians started their set by playing songs from their new album, “L’Aurore”. I noticed the difference right away: it was gloomy and spellbinding. We were far from their pop-like debut! Ben’s ethereal singing slided on the riffs and the lights on Charlie’s drum machine looked like an anchor lost somewhere in a cloudy sea. After a while, I was confused and did not know if Ben sang in French or in English. I looked AT my glass but it was still full. Strange.
Mars Red Sky
Mars Red Sky has a strong visual identity that reflects their music. Indeed, with the help of a great light show and the videos that were projected on a big screen behind them, it looked like we were traveling in a spaceship heading for the deepest of space. There was also this big neon sign that was made for one of their video clips, Apex III, that was glowing behind. For a moment I couldn’t keep my eyes off it, it was so peaceful and hypnotizing.
But let’s not forget the music! Obviously, it was an important part of the cosmic atmosphere that was set up. The heavy duo of the bass and drums weighed me down while Julien’s clear vocals sent me far away. I was so absorbed by their performance that I forgot I had a drink
Those guys wrote most of the desert rock rules. For our pleasure, they played five tracks from their new album, « Idle Hands », and two tracks from Toasted: “Magma” and “Too Many Skulls“. It was so hot that at one point, Mario had to take off his glasses because they kept falling. Although I didn’t know Fatso Jetson very well before this gig, I have to say that I had a great time, they kicked our asses!
Right from the start, the intense light and Arvid’s posture with his inclined mic set the tone: it’s going to get lively in there! Johan, with a big smile, began playing and the crowd went mad. The climax was when they played “Million Fireflies“, one of the highlights of their new album “Rise Above The Meadow”. People started to mosh like it was the end of the world and the band seemed to have a blast. Arvid’s singing was deeper than what you could hear on their albums, it was so impressive! I liked it a lot. I think that it added some coherence and power to their songs. It was exactly what we needed to get us through the end of this long, great evening.