THE HEALTHY BOY & THE BADASS MOTHERFUCKERS

BLUES ROCK / DARK-WAVE FOLK
Nantes/Lyon, France

Ben Nero - The Healthy Boy & The Badass Motherfuckers (Photo copyright: Adelaide Gaudechoux)
Ben Nero – The Healthy Boy & The Badass Motherfuckers (Photo copyright: Adelaide Gaudechoux)

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[EN] “Down Below” is taken off the recently released 4-track EP “Dolce Furia” by The Healthy Boy and the Badass Motherfuckers. As you may have noticed from the EP title and the band name itself, contrasts abound: lingering late night conversations between Nick Cave and Tom Waits are confronted here by raw and uncut rock and roll that gets your feet moving. Frontman Benjamin Nérot’s characteristic cut-throat voice perfectly articulates this darker dialect of blues that lays the basis for their over-all alternative rock sound, which is driven by his backing band – the members of which all hail from the legendary French rock outfit Zëro.

The Healthy Boy & The Badass Motherfuckers have been playing together for nearly a decade, and all its members have gained their street cred playing in various rock bands since the nineties. Unsurprisingly, the years of experience among the members, and their disregard for trends have paid off: “Dolce Furia” has been met with critical acclaim for its balance and its clever juxtapositions, but most of all for its brute honesty, affirming that The Healthy Boy & The Badass Motherfuckers don’t have to dance to anybody else’s tune.


[FR] 

“Dolce Furia” cover art / pochette

“Down Below” est extrait du EP “Dolce Furia” de The Healthy Boy and the Badass Motherfuckers sorti récemment. Comme le titre du EP et le nom du groupe indiquent, les contrastes abondent. Ici, de longues et tardives discussions avec Nick Cave et Tom Waits sont confrontées à un rock and roll entier et rugueux qui vous donnera envie de taper du pied. La voix féroce du chanteur Benjamin Nérot est l’expression parfaite d’un blues sombre, qui pose les fondations pour un son rock alternatif apporté par les autres musiciens, membres du légendaire groupe de rock français  Zëro.

The Healthy Boy & The Badass Motherfuckers sont actifs depuis presque dix ans, et tous les musiciens ont gagné leurs galons au sein de plusieurs groupes de rock depuis les années 1990. Évidemment, les années d’expérience sans l’envie de se conformer aux tendances ont payé : “Dolce Furia” a été applaudi pour son équilibre et ses compositions intelligentes, mais principalement pour son honnêteté brutale, confirmant que The Healthy Boy & The Badass Motherfuckers n’ont pas besoin de danser sur les airs de qui que ce soit d’autre.


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