Getting to Know Charly&Faust

Where are you from and when did you get started?

Faust: We are almost all from France except our bass player who is from Switzerland! It started with Charly and I who met in France. We moved to LA a few years ago and we decided to create the band.

Charly: We met the other band members at The Musicians Institute, a music school in Hollywood.

ER: I’m from Switzerland and I joined the band one year ago.

NL: I’m from Strasbourg in France, I started playing the piano a couple of days ago.

CH: I am from a small town in Brittany, France. I joined the band in October 2016.

JF: I was born and raised in Paris. I joined the band about five months ago.

Who are you and who does what in the band?

Faust: I am Faust (Faustine Hornok) one of the lead singer and songwriter of the band.

ER: My name is Eric Reymond and I’m the bass player and one of the backing vocalist.

JF: I am Jeff (Jefferson Fichou), lead guitar player. I play most of the melodic lines and solo during our shows and recording sessions. I also do the backing vocals with Eric.

CH: My name is Coralie Hervé and I play drums in the band.

NL: I’m Nathan Lorber, and I mostly just bring coffe to other band members.

Charly: I never saw mine Nathan… *laughs* I am Charly (Marie Weill). I am the other lead singer of the band and I play rhythm guitar.

How would you best describe the sound?

ER: A subtle mix of Rock/Folk and all the influences of the band members.

NL: A vibration that typically propagates as an audible wave of pressure, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid.

CH: We are an Indie-Rock-Folk band.

JF: Vintage and modern, elaborate and straightforward, ambient and rock.

Chalry: Our sound is basically a mix of all the influences of the different band members. We obviously have a main direction which is staying in the Indie-Folk-Rock genre, but sharing our different musical influences bring us sometimes to be really creative and to go interesting places in our composition process.

Faust: It’s an Indie-Rock-Folk style with some trippy sounds and with a lot of vocal harmonies. Vocals are really important in this band and we are spending a lot of time working on them with Charly.

Dream rock moment (real or not)?

CH: I would like to be able to do a worldwide tour. It would be awesome!!!

Faust: Being able to wake up and realize that music is now what I do for a living.

Charly: I would love to crowd surfing to one of our gig even if our music is probably not the best for it. I used to do that all the time with my sister when we were teenager and that was awesome!

NL: Bringing my bed on stage and playing in front of 10.000 people lying down.

ER: A nice mix between rock and roll with some modern touch.

Still got day jobs?

NL: Keyboardist for Charly&Faust is my day job, I only do it to pay the bills. When night comes I am actually a corporate accountant, which is my real passion.

Charly: Yes. We need to pay rent right!

Faust: Yes I do! You know, I love my work because it’s an artistic field and I can express myself with it, but what really gives me goosebumps is music.

CH: I am still studying at the Musicians Institute, I’ll be graduated in March.

ER: If you define going to school as a day job, so yes.

JF: School.

Any regrets?

JF: Absolutely none!

ER: No regrets!

Faust: My number one saying: “never have regrets”. So no regrets! *laughs*

CH: Not at all. I am really happy of what I achieve already and I hope there is a lot more coming up.

Charly: Nop! Just remorse! But instead of complaining about them, it is better to try to fix them right?

NL: Reading about Ned’s death online before watching Game of Thrones!

Swhat – Wasty Tasty

I got this disc in a mail a couple weeks ago and put it into my drive, and that’s about as far as it got until today. Swhat, if you’ve not heard of them, are a 3 piece punk rock band from Ballarat, Australia. For you geography minded folks out there, Ballarat is about 120 km outside of Melbourne. … but back to the punk rock.

Wasty Tasty serves up 13 tracks of solid, slightly aggressive, somewhat lo-fi, yet well played, punk rock. As I’ve often professed, I’m a fan of the trio. I like the lean stripped down sound, and Swhat doesn’t disappoint in that regard.

That tracks offer traditional punk rock themes of suburban desolation, angst, and disillusion. Tradition aside, the accompanying music is layered in a fresh, often angularly juxtaposed, way to the lyrical content. … reminds me a bit of how some of the tracks on Voivod’s Nothingface are constructed, except with vocal delivery that reminds me of Descendents/All … a strange, likeable combination.

Summary, this is good. Please check ‘em out.


A driven, feverish, splutteringly angry rock album about living in a world where the prevailing climate has become so anti-human, so apocalyptically bleak, that it’s all you can do to scream into a pillow sometimes.” – Stereogum, Album of the Week

Canadian punk band Propagandhi have announced 2018 North American tour dates. Propagandhi are touring in support of their seventh album Victory Lap (September 29 via Epitaph). La Armada and Iron Chic will open the show. Tickets go on sale December 8 at 9am local time. For more information visit

Since forming in Manitoba in 1986, Propagandhi have brought an emphatic anti-fascist message to their music. Along with addressing a number of personal losses suffered in recent years, Victory Lap finds the band facing a landscape in which fascism is—among a certain crowd—suddenly trendy.

The band’s first full-length in five years, Victory Lap arrives as the follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed Failed States. Victory Lap also marks Propagandhi’s first album with new guitarist Sulynn Hago, who joins Samolesky, frontman Chris Hannah, and bassist Todd Kowalski. Replacing longtime guitarist David Guillas (who appears on several tracks on Victory Lap), Hago was added to the lineup after Propagandhi put out a call for audition tapes and received over 400 responses.

3/1       Minneapolis, MN         Fine Line Music Café
3/3       Chicago, IL                  Metro
3/4       Detroit, MI                   Magic Stick
3/5       Pittsburgh, PA             Rex Theater
3/7       Newport, KY               Southgate House Revival
3/8       St. Louis, MO              The Ready Room
3/10     Nashville, TN              Mercy Lounge
3/11     Atlanta, GA                 Masquerade



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