“The river that everything drags is known as violent, but nobody calls violent the margins that arrest her.”
This quote from Bertolt Brecht is the best way to portray FLEUVE, latest album of belgian outfit THOT. After a decade of challenging its music across several albums, EPs, videos, alternative versions, remixes and european tours, the gang lead by Grégoire Fray is going to bring a breath of fresh air in the industrial-rock and post-rock genres. Produced by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna) and engineered in live circumstances, FLEUVE features 9 songs built around a powerful drums/bass/guitar trio, on which passionate vocals, heavy synths, clarinet laments and bulgarian choirs melt together perfectly. Thereby, FLEUVE is a luminous ode to the european continent and its cultural history, to nature’s immuable inspiration, to women and transcendance.
THOT is part of the Europavox network and lately, has been touring Europe all along 2018 and 2019, supporting bands like Health (Us), Young Widows (Us) and nailing key festivals like Dour Festival (Be), Dunk!Festival (Be), Bergmal Festival (Ch), Žižkovská noc (Cz), Soundrive Festival (Pl), Master the Music Business (Ro) and even Zandari Festa in Seoul (Kr). They also participate in belgian artist Marie-Jo Lafontaine latest movie, “Brussels Swings” and have been remixed by Ben Chisholm of Chelsea Wolfe.
They are currently working on a new record, in which their unique blend of post-rock and industrial music will resonate with nature’s immuable inspiration.
THOT is Grégoire Fray (guitar, vocals, songwriting & production), Anaïs Elba (keyboards, vocals), Lukas Melville (drums), Michael Thiel (drums) & Stéphane Fedele (bass guitar).