People don t expect us, grins Neuilly, packing up her Paris bedroom in anticipation of the band s first proper journey across the States on the NYLON Summer Music Tour with Patrick Wolf, Living Things, and Jaguar Love. We re just 21 years old now, and we ve already recorded our second album, traveled.... It s not that usual to meet girls like us.
Once the month long tour is over, the band will be packing up their vanity cases permanently to move to L.A., after falling for the city while recording their latest record About Love in Malibu earlier this year. Out on August 4 via their new home of NYLON Records, it s an album of stylishly sexy candy-punk that was produced by Butch Walker (Katy Perry, Pink, Avril Lavigne) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Muse, Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand). Butch saw us playing Nancy Sinatra s These Boots Are Made For Walking and immediately fell in love with us, explains Vandevyvere of the origins of the garage-pop collaboration. The result is also the first time the girls have written the majority of their songs in English rather than their native French. I have the impression English words sound more poetic, explains Neuilly of glamorously romantic tracks like "Barcelona" and "Runnaway . Truthfully though, once filtered through Besnard s husky, yet honey-dipped tones, everything sounds pretty amazing.
Plastiscines mix of gamine and grit has undeniable allure --Interview