THE INSPECTOR CLUZO deploys a dynamic style of soulful rock infusing classic rock and funk elements into their own “fuck the bass player” blend of energetic rock and roll, the band fully comprised of guitarist/vocalist Malcom Lacrouts and drummer/backing vocalist Phil Jourdain. Boasting a fully DIY attitude and system in every aspect, they’ve handled their own production, management, booking, label and promotion since inception, yet have indisputably become one one of France’s most hard-touring bands. They also run their own Gascony-based organic farm, Lou Casse.
Delivering a jacked-up explosion of soulful funk-influenced classic rock intensity, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO’s fourth studio full-length, Gasconha Rocks, was recorded in full analog by the band on their old MCI mixing desk on their farm in Mont de Marsan, Gascony. The album’s diverse ten tracks capture the act’s most closely represented recording of their insanely energetic live show. A band who prides themselves on maintaining a badass style of funk without a bass player,
THE INSPECTOR CLUZO formed in 2007 when their bassist never showed up for practice, therefore initiating a lifelong goal of abusing and demoting bassists the world over. Boasting a fully DIY attitude and system in every aspect, the duo — guitarist/vocalist Malcom Lacrouts and drummer/backing vocalist Phil Jourdain — has handled their own management, booking, label and promotion since inception, even amidst their massively and steadily growing fanbase over the years. Their rampant live performances have been heavily documented online, indisputably ranking them one of France’s most hard-touring bands.
US Tour Dates :
3/1 @ Pub Station – Billings, MT
3/2 @ The Wilma – Missoula, MT
3/3 @ MacEwan Hall – Calgary, Canada
3/4 @ The Ranch Roadhouse – Edmonton, Canada
3/6 @ Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, Canada
3/8 @ Cotillion Ballroom – Wichita, KS
3/9 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
3/10 @ Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
3/13 @ Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
3/14 @ Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, WI
3/15 @ Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
3/18 @ Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
3/19 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
In 2013, The Inspector Cluzo bought an organic farm in Gascony to produce their own vegetables and raise their geese. Meanwhile they have rocked the world to support “Gasconha Rocks”, their 4th album release. Filmed over a year in Colombia, USA, South Africa, India, Japan, Korea,… this documentary deals with “being both professional musicians and farmers” and “how following your own ideas in a local economy opens you to the world” like The Inspector Cluzo has been doing for 6 years now in the music business.