Album Concept, Artwork, and Lettering By Kustomtype
Pardon My French – New Album
This LP is a real gem, both (only 250) in terms of music and artwork by Kustomtype. From the start, it was already a collector’s item. The entire concept for letters and drawings is by Kustomtype.
Pardon My French basically means, “don’t mind my coarse language,” but in the case of Belgian band Unwanted Tattoo, the title has a second meaning. The band consists of three Flemish (Dutch-speaking) and one Walloon (French-speaking). So it is mainly singer Annette who sometimes has to apologize for her French during rehearsals or performances. Fortunately, she sings very well in English.
The band has been around for almost ten years and has had quite some success in Belgium, France, Germany, and the UK. In the Netherlands, it has been a slow start for Unwanted Tattoo, but that’s just a matter of time. With bassist Rine as second voice, this band gets a very B-52s feel—also because, musically, they lean towards that American band and because they have just such a carefree, mischievous, and almost upbeat approach. It doesn’t always have to be serious and laughter is allowed. The lyrics are pretty lighthearted, but again, no nonsense.