Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Kaceo: "We didn’t think we could even be pre-selected"

Photo: Alexandre Chaton
Time for an interview with one of the finalists of the Swiss national final. Here are the answers of KACEO:
Name: Nicolas, Karim, Florian, Quentin, Luis
Birthday: So that you can crack our bank accounts and impersonate us and ruin our lives. We saw movies...
Height: 8m79 in total
Favorite color: Rainbow. So technically white in total.
Favorite food: Unicorn
Shoe Size: We are way too shy to answer
What do you do in the band?
Nico: I send emails and update the website.
Karim: I eat leftovers and drive.
Luis: I bring the rehearsal studio keys and sleep.
Quentin: I find compromises and argue.
Flo: I swim naked and quote Trilok Gurtu.
Where are you right now? In a bar, in Geneva.
3 things that make you happy: Unicorns, Rainbows, comments on youtube or facebook
What’s your strangest talent? Playing music together and live in Switzerland
Home alone and you're bored. What do you do? As explained to our psychoanalysts, We are never alone.
What is the strangest thing you have in your room?
Nico: 5 huge posters of horses. I can explain.
Karim: A fairy box.
Quentin: A picture of Karim
Flo: Me.
Luis: A playmobil castle
What are you really good at? Renewing ourselves for each show, and making it entertaining while taking music and texts seriously.
What are you really bad at? Organizing ourselves.
Childhood idol:
Nico: Capitaine Caverne (Captain Caveman)
Karim: Ninja Turtles
Quentin: Pirmin Zurbriggen
Flo: Superman
Luis: Hulk
Childhood memory: We were too young.
Tell me something no one knows about you: Well… everyone knows. Oh, you don’t?
What would you do if you were invisible? Wondering what we would do if we were visible.
Favorite movie: Yeah, definitely this one! Lol.
Favorite TV series: Maybe not that one.
What is your guilty pleasure? No brand we said.
Name a song that never fails to make you happy : Holz vor dr Hütta. We are sad that Platzhirsch was not selected. Those guys were really fun and full of swissness.
Can you teach me some interesting words in french? La famille des cucurbitacées est une famille de plantes dicotylédones. But you should probably tell us what you find interesting first.
Photo: Julien Busset
How would you describe the band?
We like what “L’Agenda” magazine said about us, which describes us well: “an elegant mess”.

Tell me about the name of the band:
Oh no!
Photo: Nicolas Levet
You are one of the participants of Swiss national selection. How did it all begin?
In a bar in Geneva. Drinking on a Sunday evening can have unexpected consequences ! Disque d’or is about the music production and broadcast industry. We found it interesting to inject our song in that circuit, observe what was going to happen and learn from it. To be perfectly honest, we didn’t think we could even be pre-selected.
Photo: Nicolas Levet
“Disque d’or” is the title of your song, what’s the story behind it?
“Disque d’or”, in its orginal version has a cynical and crude approach. The story is that we wanted to describe the hypersexualization of the music industry and our schizophrenic puritanism as consumers. This leads to sanitized speeches and yet voyeur shows. Our idea was to put explicit words on what is usually implicitly shown. That is what we released in September.

Now there is a new part of the story! As requested by the swiss television, we prepared a different version, compliant with the contest rules. And it comes with a new scenario-free video that you can now watch here. Oh but we prefer the first one.

Describe the song with 4 words:
Libido, Industry, Cynicism. No fourth word sorry… the no-brand policy you know...
Photo: Nicolas Levet
What can we expect to see on stage for the performance?
Fireworks. A lot of fireworks. Then a hundred dancers. And back to fireworks. Lots. And we could perform under-water. We also heard that going to the gym could boost our sales.
Frankly ? We are currently waiting for the feedback from the official ESC choreograph :)
Photo: Nicolas Levet
What do you like about Eurovision?

What do you dislike about Eurovision?
Photo: Nicolas Levet
Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word:
Fire: N: Johnny Hallyday - K: Fired! - Q: Ruuuuuuuun! - F: Fire in the woods with dirty friends - L: Auto-combustion
Stage: N: Johnny Hallyday - K: Super Mario - Q: well-being - F: Fairy - L: Fear
Giraffe: N: Flip-flop - K: A beer column - Q: Artiodactyla - F: Tiffany - L: IQ test with a lion 
Nightmare: N: Pillow - K: Dream-catcher - Q: deafness - F: The famous “Black women with umbrella” - L: It
Undressing: N: Flo - K: Flo - Q: Flo - F: Fairy - L: Soccer when I was a child
Watermelon: N: Firemelon - K: Magic trick - Q: Herbie Hancock - F: Greece - L: Kamasutra
Dream: N: Pillow - K: Breaking the alarm clock - Q: Visiting Stockholm - F: Freud - L: Inspiration
Photo: Nicolas Levet
What are your plans for 2016?
There will be a new video clip “Vivant” to be coming soon, more gigs to come, and recording new songs during the summer. And then, which festival would you call to have us playing in their next edition? :)

Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
When are you coming to Geneva? We could have a drink!
Photo: Sévine Nottaris
Thanks to Kaceo for the interview! All the best in the national final!

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