Saracuse : good music & great bands.

Why “Saracuse” ? because “there’s something in my genes”. Saracuse was the name of a band from Leicester, formed in 1999. They grew up and became Kasabian. But we still love Saracuse ;). We love debut bands, new things, underground things, bands that nobody like, bands that everybody like. This website has no real frontier, outside our knowledge.

Where ? mainly France (especially Lille & Paris), Belgium & United Kingdom (Leicester & London) – sometimes the USA.

What ? a music & cultural webzine, and a portfolio for our works.

Various music styles & genres. For example, in music :
– rock / grunge / alternative / glam / neo-psyché / psychedelic / pop
– electro / trip hop / experimental / avant-garde / synthpop
– ebm / darkwave / minimal electro / electro indus
– batcave / new wave / post-punk / coldwave
– industrial / gothic
but not only :p

 Here is the team and our goals :

the admin

syd-alan-avatarReal ID / Identité : Alan “Syd” VAN BRACKEL
What I do : everything I can do. Owner, publisher, content editor, photographer, communication, and so on. / Fonctions : fondateur, co-rédacteur en chef, responsable légal, webmestre, communication, rédacteur, photographe.
Lives in / Situation géographique : Lille (France), but often in Leicester (UK)
Gear / Matériel : Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Canon EOS 50D / Canon EOS 5 (analog photography) / Canon EFS 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS + pare-soleil EW-78B / Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM + pare-soleil ET-86 / Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 / Panasonic Lumix TZ10 / Canon PowerShot SX100 IS / Nikon Coolpix L1
Outside Saracuse, works for / travaille pour : a lot of things. / Kasabian’s Paradise, etc.
–> AND, outside my web & photographic activities, I have got a very basic life : a social life, a classic job and a lot of friends. I actually am back to studying, and am very happy in that situation. Don’t wanna be a rockstar : it’s not very serious ( 😉 ). And no, I don’t wanna be your dog, I’m an independent boy :D.
Other activities : travelling, painting, reading, writing lyrics, museums, opera, singing in my bedroom, collecting leopard prints and non-serious (but soooo stylish !) things while hiding from my twin sis’ :D.
Favorites quotes / devises & citations :be yourself in darkness“, “Empire !“, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” (Oscar Wilde), “I know my limits. That’s why I’m going beyond” (Serge Gainsbourg)
Some of my favorite bands / quelques-uns de mes groupes préférés : BRMC, Depeche Mode, Kasabian, Recoil, Nitzer Ebb, R.E.M., David Bowie, Garbage, Franz Ferdinand, Rover, The Beatles, Joy Division, Hocico, Cypress Hill, Suede, Pulp, Oasis, Goldfrapp, Massive Attack, Portishead, The Lysergic Suite, The Rolling Stones, DJ Shadow, Moby, Gift of Gab & Blackalicious, Led Zeppelin, Tame Impala, Yéti Lane, George Michael, Nirvana, Stephan Eicher, The Who, IAMX, The Clash, etc.

“Rabbit on Ecstasy”

helene-avatarReal ID / Identité : Hélène SANTI
What I do : co-president 😀 / Fonctions : co-rédactrice en chef et fondatrice, rédactrice, photographe.
Lives in / Situation géographique : France
Gear / Matériel : Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V / Panasonic Lumix TZ2
Outside Saracuse, works for / travaille pour : Kasabian’s Paradise
Favorite quotes / devises & citations :ooh la la“, “f*ck the sky !
Some of my favorite bands / quelques-uns de mes groupes préférés : Depeche Mode, Kasabian, Recoil, The Clash, BAD, David Bowie, Garbage, Franz Ferdinand, Joy Division, Goldfrapp, Massive Attack, Portishead, Tame Impala, Nirvana, Queen, Pink Floyd, Genesis/Phil Collins, Sigur Ros, Holy Fuck, etc.

Portraits to come soon :

  • Sandrine
  • Florent
  • Tiffany
  • Claire
  • Cécile
  • Lauren