If there was a musical artist version of The Odd Couple, Lionel Murphy and Sebastien Laroux might very well be it. Lionel boasts dreadlocks, a Fu-Manchu mustache and a yen for tunics. Sebastien, on the other hand, feels naked without a three-piece suit. But when they're on stage as Astral Daggers, they are one entity, and boy, does that entity kick some serious alternative dance music arse.
"Yeah, we get into some serious fights. Hell, Sebastien slapped me with a white glove and challenged me to a duel over a drum beat I wanted to use," Lionel recalls, "but we always remember the end result, which is the music. That and the fact that we realize we're like the Spock and Kirk of music, going boldly where no DJ has gone before, eh?"
Well, the Odd Couple analogy is still solid, but considering that the Daggers have a phaser sample in the first single off their IN FLUX album, "Phase 1", perhaps the Spock/Kirk reference is a tad stronger. But who's who?
"I'm Spock, naturally," Lionel says. "HAHAHA! Kidding! I love saying that though 'cuz it gets Seb going every time."
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