Hi and thanks for taking your time, we're really psyched about getting some info about your latest album. What can you tell us about 'Fuck you I'm drunk/Stronger than cats'?
Benoit Sixteen: -"'Fuck You I'm Drunk / Stronger Than Cats' is a conceptually album with two parts, like it was during the vinyl era. The A-side, 'Fuck you I'm drunk' is the side for partying?, for taking some drugs, driving your car drunk and try to kill someone? is an ode to Guns 'n' Roses, Mötley Crue and AC/DC, but with some more modern electro sounds and with one guitar - a kind of elektro clash rock n roll punk and destroy style. The B-side 'Stronger than cats' is the end of the party, when you wake up at the hospital, you killed someone on the road at 6 am and the worst of all is that you remember everything, you are fucking hangover and all your demons remains, you are turning mad. The lyrics are dark, and the sounds totally fucked up. It's a kind of Tarantino under a cocaine soundtrack with a kind of original Tamtrum and a slice of Prodigy and where the BPM is beating your heart tachycardia. 'Fuck you I'm drunk / Stronger than cats' is defiantly our best album. The previous one was a good dark electro record, but nothing more. In this record you have the both parts, each one can't live without the other and it's a concept where everybody can find what he or she is looking for. With this record you can also change the future of the band by the voting on our MySpace for you favorite part. 'Fuck you I'm drunk' are a pure hit! 'Stronger than cats' is more introspective, deep and dark, like the end of a bad party. 'Stronger than cats' is definitely stronger than you."

Where did you get your name from?
Sylvicious: - "We found this name in the trash, it smells a bit, but we carry on with it."

Why did you decide to make two different albums into one?
Benoit Sixteen: - "Like I said, for trying something different this time..."
Fixhead: - "Yeah, and from my point of view I really prefer to create some reactions, indifference scares me. I really prefer that someone spit in my face and say "go fuck yourself asshole" than get some indifference from the audience."

What's new with Tamtrum, besides the sound of course?
Fixhead: -"Yep, first thing to say is the sound of course ! But other than that, we did some progress. We learned the life on road (the "hot" Russian tour in the last February made a lot for that) and also we bought some new machines and also try to make music with a real goal of efficacy."
Sylvicious: - "We also try to have less mistakes in our lyrics, another thing with the 'Fuck you I'm drunk' part is we did something we never did before, writing something more fun and not systematically dark and gothic. Because in real life we're not like our darkest songs, we are more fun, but the real funny thing is just after writing 'Fuck you I'm drunk' I felt the need of writing something really deep and dark."

Your last album was more straight forward Aggrotech/Harsh EBM, how come you changed your sound so drastically?
Sylvicious: - "Because we are free of doing whatever we want. There are artists that are doing the same record over and over again, like AC/DC, Hocico, Motörhead or Suicide Commando. For me there are two reasons why they do that, the first one is because they are a big business and they already find a good recipe. I have respect for them. Second reason is because some of are totally empty of inspiration and they can't reborn themselves, artistically I mean. Look at the best bands ever, The Cure, Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy, Iggy Pop, Metallica or Killing Joke, they try some different ways, different kinds of album, is the sound the same on "Bloodflowers" and "3 imaginary boys"? None. But for me the most beautiful band in the world are the ones like Nirvana, Sex Pistols and Joy Division, they release one or two records masterpieces and stop, end of the story. Doing a band is like a love story you know, the most beautiful stories are the tragic ones."

Where do you get the inspiration to the lyrics from? Some songs, like "Assrider", have really offensive lyrics.
Sylvicious: - "From the streets dude, really. These songs are tales from the night when I spread all these arguments to a kind of French redneck, just outside of a club. The guy was swearing to me and said that I was fagot because of I had make up. I told him a part of what you can hear in "Assrider" and after that, just next of him, two really sexy chicks came to me and brought me inside the club. I said something like this to him; "Don't you know I can fuck all girls in the world, like you try to do. Yes, I can do better than you." The guy was so fed up!"

You are from France and yet you still sing in English, which is pretty rare isn't it? How big is the electro/industrial scene there?
Fixhead: - "Especially for the rock n roll lyrics. If you're not French you can't understand what I sing and in French it sounds really silly, absolutely not credible. It?s because we had a tons of shit sang in French which was produced in our country, so I guess when you're French and you hear something sung in French it brings you back to all of that shit our country have produced. But we already have some French words in the song "My fall" and it's not excluded that we do that again. The French electronic scene is practically dead, maybe we are the best that France can offer."

Are you planning any upcoming tour?
Benoit Sixteen: - "Yeah, maybe around Europe with Sybreed or something like that, but I'm not sure. We have to wait and see what happens. Don't hesitate to check our Myspace as much as you can. All gigs are freshly updated on it. We also just ended our contract with Protain, so if there's some booking agency that are interested to sign us, be quick, for the moment we are free."

Any last words you would like to say to our readers?
Tamtrum: Yes of course, Fuck you!!!"
Tamtrum interview
May 26, 2009
Brutal Resonance

Tamtrum

May 2009
Hi and thanks for taking your time, we're really psyched about getting some info about your latest album. What can you tell us about 'Fuck you I'm drunk/Stronger than cats'?
Benoit Sixteen: -"'Fuck You I'm Drunk / Stronger Than Cats' is a conceptually album with two parts, like it was during the vinyl era. The A-side, 'Fuck you I'm drunk' is the side for partying?, for taking some drugs, driving your car drunk and try to kill someone? is an ode to Guns 'n' Roses, Mötley Crue and AC/DC, but with some more modern electro sounds and with one guitar - a kind of elektro clash rock n roll punk and destroy style. The B-side 'Stronger than cats' is the end of the party, when you wake up at the hospital, you killed someone on the road at 6 am and the worst of all is that you remember everything, you are fucking hangover and all your demons remains, you are turning mad. The lyrics are dark, and the sounds totally fucked up. It's a kind of Tarantino under a cocaine soundtrack with a kind of original Tamtrum and a slice of Prodigy and where the BPM is beating your heart tachycardia. 'Fuck you I'm drunk / Stronger than cats' is defiantly our best album. The previous one was a good dark electro record, but nothing more. In this record you have the both parts, each one can't live without the other and it's a concept where everybody can find what he or she is looking for. With this record you can also change the future of the band by the voting on our MySpace for you favorite part. 'Fuck you I'm drunk' are a pure hit! 'Stronger than cats' is more introspective, deep and dark, like the end of a bad party. 'Stronger than cats' is definitely stronger than you."

Where did you get your name from?
Sylvicious: - "We found this name in the trash, it smells a bit, but we carry on with it."

Why did you decide to make two different albums into one?
Benoit Sixteen: - "Like I said, for trying something different this time..."
Fixhead: - "Yeah, and from my point of view I really prefer to create some reactions, indifference scares me. I really prefer that someone spit in my face and say "go fuck yourself asshole" than get some indifference from the audience."

What's new with Tamtrum, besides the sound of course?
Fixhead: -"Yep, first thing to say is the sound of course ! But other than that, we did some progress. We learned the life on road (the "hot" Russian tour in the last February made a lot for that) and also we bought some new machines and also try to make music with a real goal of efficacy."
Sylvicious: - "We also try to have less mistakes in our lyrics, another thing with the 'Fuck you I'm drunk' part is we did something we never did before, writing something more fun and not systematically dark and gothic. Because in real life we're not like our darkest songs, we are more fun, but the real funny thing is just after writing 'Fuck you I'm drunk' I felt the need of writing something really deep and dark."

Your last album was more straight forward Aggrotech/Harsh EBM, how come you changed your sound so drastically?
Sylvicious: - "Because we are free of doing whatever we want. There are artists that are doing the same record over and over again, like AC/DC, Hocico, Motörhead or Suicide Commando. For me there are two reasons why they do that, the first one is because they are a big business and they already find a good recipe. I have respect for them. Second reason is because some of are totally empty of inspiration and they can't reborn themselves, artistically I mean. Look at the best bands ever, The Cure, Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy, Iggy Pop, Metallica or Killing Joke, they try some different ways, different kinds of album, is the sound the same on "Bloodflowers" and "3 imaginary boys"? None. But for me the most beautiful band in the world are the ones like Nirvana, Sex Pistols and Joy Division, they release one or two records masterpieces and stop, end of the story. Doing a band is like a love story you know, the most beautiful stories are the tragic ones."

Where do you get the inspiration to the lyrics from? Some songs, like "Assrider", have really offensive lyrics.
Sylvicious: - "From the streets dude, really. These songs are tales from the night when I spread all these arguments to a kind of French redneck, just outside of a club. The guy was swearing to me and said that I was fagot because of I had make up. I told him a part of what you can hear in "Assrider" and after that, just next of him, two really sexy chicks came to me and brought me inside the club. I said something like this to him; "Don't you know I can fuck all girls in the world, like you try to do. Yes, I can do better than you." The guy was so fed up!"

You are from France and yet you still sing in English, which is pretty rare isn't it? How big is the electro/industrial scene there?
Fixhead: - "Especially for the rock n roll lyrics. If you're not French you can't understand what I sing and in French it sounds really silly, absolutely not credible. It?s because we had a tons of shit sang in French which was produced in our country, so I guess when you're French and you hear something sung in French it brings you back to all of that shit our country have produced. But we already have some French words in the song "My fall" and it's not excluded that we do that again. The French electronic scene is practically dead, maybe we are the best that France can offer."

Are you planning any upcoming tour?
Benoit Sixteen: - "Yeah, maybe around Europe with Sybreed or something like that, but I'm not sure. We have to wait and see what happens. Don't hesitate to check our Myspace as much as you can. All gigs are freshly updated on it. We also just ended our contract with Protain, so if there's some booking agency that are interested to sign us, be quick, for the moment we are free."

Any last words you would like to say to our readers?
Tamtrum: Yes of course, Fuck you!!!"
May 26 2009

Fredrik Croona

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