When I was a little girl I wanted to be a cowboy, then I found out it wasn’t really an option, or at least not in the French countryside where I grew up. I asked for a guitar for my birthday and found a new vocation. At the age of 19 I moved to London and got my very first job as a kitchen porter. A few years and a few other jobs later, I switched to part time work and swore to be more creative and more productive every day, and started working on my first songs and on some illustration projects.
The word ‘biscuit’ has always been music to my ears, and ‘B’ is my favourite letter of the alphabet. If you wanted to hear that I was obsessed with Bb King or that I had a shortbread addiction, well I’m sorry to disappoint you, there isn’t much to it: I just named myself ‘Bb Biscuit’ because I liked the sound of it.
I’m interested in comedy, cinema and visual arts nearly as much as I am in music, and I am always looking for new ways to have fun blurring the lines between those disciplines.
Songs I would inappropriately hum during my shifts range from Cindy Lauper to Tom Waits.
Bands like Muse and Queens of The Stone Age made me want to learn guitar back when I was a teen, and women like Anna Calvi, PJ Harvey, Bjork, Camille, Feist and St Vincent inspired me to procrastinate less and make things happen as an adult.
The idea for The Black T-Shirts EP was born from my admiration for albums with a theme such as Pulp’s Different Class or Arcade Fire’s Funeral and my day job as a museum invigilator.
London is an exciting place to live in, and working part-time means I am in a way privileged in comparison to someone who has a full-time 9 to 5 job, because I have more free time and more flexibility. But London is also a very expensive town to live in, and it’s hard to make both ends meet on a the income provided by jobs like that.
I have however made a choice to work part-time so that I have the freedom of doing what I call my WORK, not my JOB.
I wrote this EP for illustrators, designers, crafty people and musicians in London and in the rest of the world doubling up as bartenders, waiters, baristas, and other poorly paid workers in uniforms, hoping that they will see a little bit of their own life in my songs and feel a special connection with this project.
Hopefully you will also be amused and enjoy the music.
If I have left a question unanswered, or if you want to help in any way, do not hesitate to get in touch.