Mont-de-Marsan, Gascony, France-based percussion/guitar duo, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, has confirmed their union with Suicidal Records, the label founded by founding Suicidal Tendencies/Infectious Grooves frontman, Mike Muir, who will release their acclaimed fourth album in stateside this Winter.
A band who prides themselves on maintaining such a badass style of funk without the installation of a bass player, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO formed in 2007 when their then current act’s four-stringer never showed up for practice, therefore initiating a lifelong goal of abusing and demoting bassists the world over. Boasting a fully DIY attitude and system in every aspect, the duo — guitarist/vocalist Malcom Lacrouts and drummer/backing vocalist Phil Jourdain — has handled their own management, booking, label and promotion since inception, even amidst their massively and steadily growing fanbase over the years. Their rampant live performances have been heavily documented online as the band has infiltrated over forty countries on tour to date, including massive festivals all over the globe, indisputably ranking them one of France’s most hard-touring bands. The members are also heavily involved in organic farming on their own land and are fighting for the respect and freedom of all the world’s diverse human cultures. The new album is talking about that and the respect to all farmers and people living from their ground working for the diversity of the world.
Delivering a soulful explosion of funk-influenced classic rock with jacked-up intensity, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO‘s fourth studio full-length, Gasconha Rocks, was recorded in full analog by the band on their old MCI mixing desk on their farm in Mont de Marsan, Gascony. The album’s diverse ten tracks capture the act’s most closely represented recording of their insanely energetic live show.Gasconha Rocks will see stateside release in February through Suicidal Records, with official releases in Australia and Asia to follow. A confirmed US street date and further details on the release will be confirmed in the coming days.
After touring on the album throughout Europe in support of its September 2013 release, which resulted in six massive sold-out gigs including Berlin and Paris, Suicidal Records offered the act a chance to officially release the album in the US, and also brought THE INSPECTOR CLUZO overseas to support their current Slam City North American tour, also including Trash Talk, Terror and Spring Monkey. View the remaining tour dates below.
An official video for Gasconha Rocks‘ opening anthem “Hello Goodbye Education” is playingHERE, their hour-long “The 2 Mousquetaires Of Gasconha” 63mn documentary on their DIY ethos and actions filmed in conjunction with the new album playing HERE, and an incredible library of live club and festival performances are posted at THE INSPECTOR CLUZO’s YouTube depot RIGHT HERE.
Slam City Tour Fall 13 [REMAINING DATES]
Suicidal Tendencies w/ Trash Talk, Terror, Spring Monkey, The Inspector Cluzo:
12/10/2013 Cains Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
12/12/2013 Mohawk – Austin, TX
12/13/2013 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
12/14/2013 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
12/15/2013 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
12/17/2013 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
12/18/2013 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
12/20/2013 Henry Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12/21/2013 Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA