Just listening to LCMDF (aka Le Corps Mince de Françoise or “Francoise’s Skinny Body”) you already feel like you’re in capable, smartass hands. Combative, thrashy synth, clever lyrics, and dance beats dominate their debut electropop album Love and Nature, which all adds up to a sense of delightful, psychedelic madness.
But still, nothing compares to interviewing them. Voted MTV Iggy’s Artist of the Week, the Finnish sister duo took the time to answer some of our pressing questions about their namesake — Françoise, their dead cat –, Hanson, and the one good drunk decision ever made in the history of the world.
You get a lot of questions about your name…so here’s another one! Tell us all about Françoise the cat.
Françoise’s ghost has finally made peace and left the earth. We don’t talk about her anymore. She has fulfilled her purpose. The letters L C M D F appeared to me in a dream. They were in a letter from Françoise. When I woke up I noticed of course the obvious connection. Wasn’t as cryptic as I had wanted.
What is your favorite thing that anyone has said about your music? How about your least favorite thing?
Well, the most annoying thing can be if a person gets our band completely wrong. It can be a bit difficult to explain the whole happening to someone who doesn’t get it straight away. Some happen to mistake us for a political or comic band. We’re not.
What made you guys want to start a band together?
Nothing. I was forced to play as we’re sisters. It’s a Finnish tradition. No, just kidding, Emma made me sign a contract when I was really drunk.
Who did you listen to growing up?
We listened to Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot chili peppers, Hanson and Backstreet boys.
What is the thing you guys disagree on the most? What is the thing you agree on the most?
We usually disagree on what I’m wearing. I think I look awesome. We agree on that she doesn’t like my shirt. I’ve chosen to live in acceptance.
More and more we’re hearing about amazing bands coming out of Helsinki. Who are your favorite locals these days?
There’s suddenly so many! To name a few- Zebra and Snake, Bendagram, Burning Hearts, French Films, Siinai..
What was the inspiration for “Gandhi”? And the Marshall Applewhite appearance in the video?
Aliens and desperate love.
Are your folks proud?
What’s next for LCMDF?
Second album, hatching from the egg! Growing up, more and more day by day..
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