On the lookout for fresh talent Le Corps Mince de Francoise crossed my path almost two years ago. Since then the 3 Finnish girls never fail to cheer me up with their electrifying tunes. Be sure to watch out for their upcoming album âLove&Natureâ – this will be major!!
Long story short LD managed to hunt them down and got them to share some insights.
LD: The plot begins with âthe body of the skinny âFrancoiseâ â which basically is what âLe Corps Mince de Francoiseâ (LCMDF) means. Francoise actually has been inspired by the name of Malinâs (member of LCMDF) cat. The cat unfortunately suffered from a tragic easting disorder and passed away – poor kitty.
LCMDF: Hahaha, correct. Kind ofâŠ Weâre so tired of answering where our name comes from.
LD: Your first album âLove&Natureâ is rumored to hit the stores soon. Anything you can reveal already – thinking of the sound & featuring artists?
LCMDF: The album should be mixed by Switch, the guy who does Major Lazer, M.I.A, and Santogold.
LD: Emma you started LCMDF in 2006 and later took your best friend Malin (Nyqvist) and your sister Mia (Kemppainen) on board. What was the initiative to bring the project to life?
LCMDF: I put some songs up on myspace, and it all happened. Weâre still unsigned, âcause we chose not to work with a record label. It takes a lot of hard work, and lots of genius pop hooks.
LD: Thinking of your sound, choice of clothes and make-up you, beyond doubt, have created a LCMDF signature style. Where do you guys get your inspiration from?
LCMDF: Kurt & Courtney. We donât have a lot of money so we usually use the same clothes a lot, and they get thorn and broken.
LD: You are all from Helsinki; Finland. Scandinavia in general really is defining the progressive lifestyle of today! In your opinion whatâs the source of this constant stream of talent and creativity?
LCMDF: Well, what Finnish band did you dig last? We are not actually even part of ScandinaviaâŠ Finland is really big in heavy and emo.
LD: Reading about you the word âhipsterâ pops up more than once. The Guardian (February 2009) even recognised âLCMDF could be the one â the first â hipster electro-girl-group to break through.â In fact I feel that you hit a nerve â truly capturing the spirit of a generation! Where do you think lies the essence of your music causing this hype?
LCMDF: Well, having good taste might be why we got where we are. Great pop songs and fresh sound. The record will have a great mishmash 90-sound like of Ace of Base, and modern sound of neu hippies like MGMT or late of the pier.
LD: What does music mean to you personally?
LCMDF: Music is my work. I have a serious love – hate relationship to it. I donât really listen to that much music at home, I like when it is quiet.
LD: Other than music whatâs your big passion?
LCMDF: I was studying graphic design in Helsinki before, and Iâd really like to pick up my studies again later. I also love jogging.
LD: If you could be / do anything you want in the world what would it be?
LCMDF: Get this record out.
LD: You must spend a considerable amount of time in Berlin now as you are recording your music here. What would you say is your most beloved place in that city?
LCMDF: Well, we finished the record during the summer, but I have been living here since January. I like a lot of places. Iâm usually hanging around Kreutzberg, Mitte and Prenzlauerberg.
LD: List of your current FAVs:
The Ice Storm
I donât read that many blogs. I got a nervous breakdown and deleted 600 people from my Facebook, so it isnât that interesting anymore. I use internet to google pictures useable for live visuals, cover or other stuff.
But, if I had to mention a blog I surely enjoyed reading it must be Kissies.se. Sheâs this incredible Swedish bimbo who writes about how sheâs gonna het implants and loose weight. Amusing as fuck.
Over & Out
Their energetic debut single âBitch of the Bitchesâ has been followed by the much hyped âRay-Ban Glassesâ. The latest track âSomething Goldenâ is a first taste of the upcoming album and has also been released with the new KitsunĂ© Maison 8 compilation. Et voilĂ ..
(Photo Â© Le Corps Mince de Francoise)