It’s taken 21 years, but finally Belgian indie-rock legends dEUS are coming to Australia. The band’s stalwart frontman Tom Barman tells Andrew P Street about…
…finally getting the band down our way!
“I knew it all along. We are stubborn people, you must know that by now! We’re stubborn Belgians. You know, Caesar once called us ‘the bravest of all the Gallics’, so there you go.”
…needing to be encouraged to play the old material!
“Well, I can’t promise you anything [laughs]. But we know that we’ve never played in Australia, so we’ll have this large [catalogue of songs] where we can choose from, and you know, if people start bullying us, then we’ll just do it, it’s as simple as that, because you know we really wanna please it’s as simple as that. On the other hand we’re not a fucking jukebox! You know, if we’re not in the mood to do one song we won’t do it! But its gonna be lovely – I think from the minute you see us standing on stage you’ll know how to deal with us, I’m so sure.” [laughs]
… how the new album Keep You Close sounds live!
“Just wait til you see it live, buddy! It’s fun to play, and we’d written the album just for it to be played live. And it’s maybe on record not so rocking, but we’ve been doing it now, we’ve done about 90 shows on it. It all came from a live situation and from the band playing together, it was just created all together, so it’s fine.”
…looking forward to finally playing in Australia!
“I hope the jetlag wont be too severe on our not-so-young bodies, you know, but we’ll be there."