laurent brancowitz

I met Guy-Man first, through an ad, you know … In a record shop there was a little piece of paper and it was Guy-Man who wanted to form a band and he was very - uh … weird. Haha … he was like a sociopath. [awkward chuckling] He looked like freaked-out Jesus. Yeah, very fem-body … very … greasy hair.
—  Laurent Brancowitz of Phoenix (Former member of Darlin’ speaking on a BBC Radio interview of Daft Punk)
Magic's 1992 Interview with Darlin' - Translated

From the January 1997 Magic Magazine article:

17-year-old Thomas and a strangely talkative, sassy 18-year-old Guy-Man talk about their favorite bands, performing, and recording Cindy So Loud and Darlin’ 2.

Scan by ifcwdjd. The whole 1997 article can be read here.

DARLIN’

Excerpt from Magic Mushroom #5, from the article “Spécial Douce France”, Fall 1992.

Darlin’ has been around since February ‘92. But Guy-Manuel and Thomas – 18- and 17-years-old! – have been friends since middle school, sharing the same passion for the Beach Boys, Love, and T.Rex. They recruited, through a classified ad, Laurent, guitarist (and leader of Tugboat Star, another very promising band).

Tell us about your demo…
Guy-Manuel (vocals): We recorded the demo with a Revox [a brand of tape recorders]. Live in one take, all alone: it really sucks!

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