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Wladimir Malaga, head honcho for the Nasty record label and drummer for the mighty noisemachine that is the Fatals was kind enuff to give us a short lowdown on what’s going on in the south of France and in particular Perpignan and Toulouse.

Give us a quick introduction to the Perpignon-scene.
Well, how to make a short summary about the Perpignan scene? First you have to know Perpignan is a little town (100 000) in the very south of France near the sea and mountains, it’s a town for the old rich people and there is no place for youngs, parties and rock’n’roll…All begun with the Beach Bitches the first rock’n’roll band around 1992… We were 20 years old and it was the only solution to move, have fun, make parties… The Beach Bitches were Ghippy vocals, Lionel and Nico guitars, Will bass and me drums..) Then, came side project bands like the Toxic Farmers (Ghippy, my brother and 2 guys more), the Rippers (Nico, Marco and Eric), the Human Potatoes (Will, me and 2 others guys)…In fact with 10 guys, it was four bands with lot of parties, fun ….the younger discovered rock’n’roll and began to form their own band (the Mighty Go-Go Players…) In 1999, I left Perpignan to move in Toulouse, three years later Marco, Will and Eric arrived in Toulouse….The Beach Bitches disbanded and Nico formed the Sonic Chicken 4….Marco, Eric and me formed The Kung Fu Escalator, then we found Vince from Les Secretaires Volantes (Quebec) and with Marco, Will and me, we began the Fatals. That was one year ago….. We stay all connected Toulouse / Perpignan (200 kms)

What made you decide to put out these records yourself on the Nasty and Profet labels? The Toxic Farmers single was recorded way back in ‘97 - How come you decided to put it out (besides that it’s a great single..)?
For the Label, all began with the “Jack o Fire” records…On the back side is written “What are you doing to participate ?” Eric and me wanted to participate and we put out the Toxic Farmers…It was an attempt and we wanted a old band (no matter if the 7′ was failed/rotten)…Then we put out The Fatals, the recording was terrific with a new band….Pierre Go-Go man (Mighty Go-Go players) in Perpignan wanted to form his own label “Profet Record” to put out his own music

You seem to be influenced by bands that could be on Crypt or In the red - Is that so? What are some of your fave bands right now (past and present)?
Oblivians, Reatards, Blacks, Evolutions, Superhelicopter, Scat Rag Boosters….

What’s coming up on your labels? Will the Fatals return with more new stuff soon?
Well about news, a new fatals 7′ on P-Trash Record will be available soon (we hope mid july)….Now we have to record for Yakisakana, Ronan is interested and he wants to put out a Fatals 7″ at the begining of october….For the label Nasty Product, the next release will be a 7″ / 4 tracks / 200 copies only, by the Sonic Chicken 4 a very primitive trash garage from Perpignan (friends of us)… I want also put out a 7″ of The Kung Fu Escalator, a side project by Marco, me (The Fatals) and Eric a friend…It sounds a little depressive trash blues drunked…I let you imagine…

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