Words from Matthieu Bessudo AKA McBess


Tell us about the Dead Pirates?

The Dps is my band , there’s 4 members, Ben Franklin jr. who’s my brother and who I have being playing with for ages, he’s on the drum when I’m on guitar and vice versa, then we’ve got pat on the bass and Elliott on the other guitar . To be clear my illustration didn’t inspire me to make this band, I’ve always been drawing about it and now it’s really coming to life. It’s about rock and whatever we want to play really.

What is the relationship between your illustration and music?

They’re married; they’re getting on very well with each other and will hopefully have a lot of weird kids. They both have the same taste and talk about the same thing, they even try to dress the same but the clothes usually don’t fit.

Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog ?

Sonic , and I know Mario is much more trendy  but I’ve been a Sega  kid , I really like Nintendo though , but I’ve always been playing Sega .

Who are you listening to now?

TV on the radio , queen of the stone age , eagles of death metal , I’m a kloot , booker t , black keys  , phoenix , jerry reed …


King Kong circa 1933 or 2005?

2005 , I really enjoy Jack Black acting .

What gets you going in the morning?

Sex, coffee and croissant.


Was there an album that changed your life?

Ballbreaker AC/DC, the first album I bough and definitely trace a horizon for me.

Where does your signature “Mcbess Style” come from?

From all the shit I loved when I was a kid and all the things I’ve seen and experienced since, it’s a real sum up of all my favorite things.


Do you have a favorite season?

Spring, I’m not a very complicated person ahah.

Sandwich or Burrito?

I’m quite traditional and French so I go for the sandwich but sometime I enjoy the freshness of the burrito.

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