A huge city square at the northern french border. Right opposite the stage, the church bells keep ringing all day because of weddings and confirmations, making so much din it is nearly impossible to play music, even with the help of the festival’s powerful loudspeakers. Arthur asks the priest if it is possible to have silence during our show, but he says the bellringer decides on his own and no one can control him. We start playing at 6:50pm and at 7pm all hell breaks loose as the bellringer swings on his ropes like a maniac, ringing every single note he can. So we launch Tom Waits’s « Chocolate Jesus » as a counter-attack. « I don’t go to church on Sundays, don’t get on my knees to pray, don’t memorize the books of the Bible, I got my own special way… I know Jesus loves me, maybe just a little bit more. I get on my knees on Sundays, at Zarelda Lee’s candy store… Gotta be a Chocolate Jesus, makes me feel so good inside, gotta be a Chocolate Jesus, to keep me satisfied ».
Moriarty on tour, La Voix du Rock, Tourcoing, France, June 2012.