The Feeling Of Love
Sometimes a band’s song titles are enough to win you over. “The Right Bitch at the Right Time,” and “Waiting For the Cheerleaders to Get Drunk” are just two choice cuts from the Feeling Of Love’s discography. When we asked them what kind of music they played, the band responded with the word “average.” I like that sort of thing.
The band started in the city of Metz back in 2006 as the solo project of the singer and guitarist Guillaume Marietta. He tapped keyboardist Sebastien Joly, an old friend from Guillaume’s long-dead band AH Kraken, a noisepunk group whose name combined Hitler’s initials with the legendary Norwegian sea monster. Seb Normal, of the Normals and Crash Normal, picked up drums and joined the band. All three of these dudes are still involved in a bunch of other projects.
Their songs are generally tranced-out, droning psych bangers, minimal blues that brings the Velvets, Suicide, and Pussy Galore to mind. They cite Syd Barrett and Sublime Frequencies comps as influences. Makes sense. And again, they have amazing titles for records and songs. Their first EP, a split with the Movie Star Junkies that came out in 2008, included such gems as “Rapeman Blues.” Throughout their first few LPs the sound has became more and more minimal and drugged-out. Get into it.
Guillaume Marietta, Sebastien Joly, Seb Normal
Born Bad Records