InvisibleOranges.com interviewed Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier awhile back, when the group went on a short club tour to promote their latest album, L'Enfant Sauvage; the conversation has finally made it online, and it's well worth checking out. The interviewer avoids the usual questions ("So, how's the tour going?"), choosing instead to discuss issues of philosophy, hope for the future, and more.
Says Joe, "I was born in Paris, but I really grew up in the countryside. I remember my feelings—what I could get from the outside world was a lot of violence and a lot of nonsense. I was thinking to myself, ‘when I am a grown-up I want to do something that makes sense, I want to help others somehow.’ Those things, I think I’m doing it...I’m really happy in my life. When my inner kid looks at me today he’s like ‘OK. That’s alright’. He’s not like ‘WHAT THE FUCK!? WHAT HAVE I BECOME!?’"
He talks about his attitude toward his own music, too, saying, "If you say you like your own stuff people will say ‘oh you’re a douche,’ so you don’t. But I don’t care. I say it because it’s true. I like what I do, and I like my own albums."
Tickets for Gojira's upcoming North American tour with Devin Townsend and The Atlas Moth are on sale now - if you buy them before December 1, you'll get a live recording of a show from the band's current European tour! You'll also get downloads of “Love” and “Toxic Garbage Island” recorded live at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City, as heard on fullmetaljackieradio.com.