The Inspector Cluzo
A decade after their debut, “Rockfarmers” The Inspector Cluzo are celebrating their 10th anniversary, starting with the sixth studio album “We the People of the Soil” and a performance at Lollapallooza in Paris. Recorded in Nashville by Grammy-winning producer Vance Powell (Jack White, White Stripes, Seasick Steve, Stapleton), the new album was recorded in just four days on analog equipment, much in the spirit of “rockfarming.” Formed by two former Wolfunkind members, guitarist Malcolm (Laurent Lacrout) and drummer Phil (Mathieu Jourdan) -- a nod to AC/DC -- The Inspector Cluzo hails from Mont-de-Morsan in France and is perhaps one of the only bands that relies entirely on DIY, from managing, booking to recording and publishing, and does not have a bass player -- hence the name of their label, Fuckthebassplayer. Their fusion of funk rock, groove and metal has earned them international recognition. The eponymous single from the 2010 album “The French Bastards” even beat Lady Gaga on the Japanese charts. Relentless, the duo has played all of the major festivals all over the globe and is notorious for its energetic, raw performances.