I have featured a cool video of Les Poupées Gonflées in one of my Weekly Ukulele World Tour post before and when I saw that they were about to release an album in which the ukulele played an important part, I set out to interview Valérie Charlot, the ukulele player in the band. Valérie seems to be seriously smitten by UAS (Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome).
Version française de l’interview des Poupées Gonflées ici.
Here is my translation of the interview. To read the original version in French, click here.
U&L: How was the band Les Poupées Gonflées formed? Can you introduce the different band members?
Valérie: Les Poupées Gonflées have been around for a year and a half but I started writing songs in the Poupées Gonflées style about 2 years ago. After writing my first originals, I started looking for accomplices!