For our next ‘Touchdown‘ interview, we caught up with Felicie before her performance in Zagreb, Croatia.
Q1. So, tell us where you departed to from and landed into today?
I’ve just left Zurich in Switzerland where I played B2B with Cleric at a festival in the Swiss mountains which was amazing, to play for the first time in Zagreb in Croatia tonight.
Q2. Is this a one-off show, or part of a bigger tour? (If a tour, tell us where you have been so far)
I’m just coming back from my first US/Canadian tour where I’ve had the chance to play in places such as New York, Toronto or Baltimore. This is such an awesome feeling to be able to travel that far to share your music with people.
This gig tonight is not part of a special tour but I’m grateful to be playing and discovering new places every weekend!
Q3. What venue are you playing tonight and who else is on the lineup?
I am playing at Boogaloo which is one of the most respected techno clubs in Croatia so I am really excited to discover the stage and the crowd’s energy. I’m sharing decks tonight with Ahl Iver from Lenske.
Q4. What is one item you can’t travel without?
My sleep mask! Will save you from some hassle trying to make one from a sock or a t-shirt in a really bright plane when all you need is to recover from your sleepless night.
Q5. Tell us your typical gig schedule – do you get to see many of the places you visit?
Most of my daytime is taken by travelling and I normally arrive at the hotel a few hours before my gig (or a few minutes when flights get messed up which is a little bit more stressful), get ready to play, and then back to bed or straight to the airport if I have a tight travelling schedule. Which unfortunately doesn’t give much space to visit, but at least I’ve got to see the country’s landscape through the car’s windows haha!
Q6. One thing you hate about being on the road?
Besides the lack of sleep, flights that get delayed are the worst… you think you’re almost there and boom, two more hours of queuing up are waiting for you around the corner. You know you have made the biggest (half) part of the journey when you’re finally in the air.
Q7. Tell us the worst / funniest thing that’s happened to you whilst on the road
I do not have the best memories of being searched and interrogated by police customs for hours when arriving at a new airport! This was quite a stressful experience but reflecting back on it, this is also a moment that I can now joke about.
Also when I first started touring I took the train on the wrong date to go to a gig. This was one of my first gigs outside Paris and I was so focused on it that I didn’t double-check everything, and I ended up going a week early in the city. But I guess this is all part of the experience and now I’ve learned from my scheduling mistakes 🙂
Q8. Finally, what new music do you have coming up in your schedule that you can tell us about?
My first solo vinyl release ‘Art of Detachment’ is out now on Clergy and I am really excited as I’ve been working on this EP for a long time! All four tracks will represent my actual sound identity.June 13, 2023