Paddang is a garage post-punk band from Toulouse, created in 2020. ‘3.0’ is the first single of their debut album ‘Chasing Ghosts’ . The album will be released on Morsure Records (French label) on March 31, 2023.
The music video has been produced by Guirec Petton & Thom Boquel, bassist & guitarist
of the band. ‘I am 3.0 YO now...and I wanna scream...seven fuckin days a week...to live
my dream’. The 90’s inspired video tries to be true to these lyrics. Getting old in our society
can be tough, but we have to face whatever life will throw at us in order to reach our goals;
in the short time we have. ‘3.0’ is for all the people getting stuck in a situation but giving
their best to fight back.
Because our time is precious. This track is all about people running out of time. Our dreams and objectives are slowly disappearing, and so only regrets and frustration are left. The fragmented voice flow and crazy rhythm are conveying a strong energy, encouraging
us not to give up.
About the album:
“Chasing Ghosts” is an invitation to being nostalgic. A mix of naive but honest stories
happening in a brutal reality. But it is also memories of travel and adventures around the
world to escape from a rude daily life. So “Chasser les fantômes du passé” was the perfect
name for this album who is a testimony of our own lifes.
These 8 tracks (9 with Random Boogie), composed in less than a year, perfectly illustrate
the rich and multiple sound identity of Paddang. Fuzz guitars are mixed with more ambient
sounds, sometimes even synthetic, so it is easy to understand that the band is torned
between post-punk, psych & progressive music influences. Recorded and mixed by
Flantier Records and mastered by Third Man Records (USA), the sound of this album is
more airy, more incisive than in the past. The voices also have more presence. A specific
attention has been given to the arrangements, with the help of analog synths allowing to
create new textures for the band.