Skip the exceptional live use at La Piscine de Roubaix in “Les Hauts en scènes”

“Les Hauts-en-Scènes”, his new musical program on France 3 Hauts-de-France offers you an exclusive concert by Skip the use recorded in the sumptuous setting of the La Piscine museum in Roubaix, on the occasion of the publication of his new album.

In early 2022, the group released a fifth album, “Human Disorder”, conceived during the lockdowns linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, in the form of “diary of the last two years”. If the sound and musical style of Skip the use still recognizable among a thousand, the album contains three French titles, a first for the group and singer, Mat Bastard.

Skip the Use live at La Piscine de Roubaix

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Skip the live use session at La Piscine de Roubaix

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It’s a real renewal for the group, which broke up in 2016, before reforming around two historical members, singer Mat Bastard and guitarist Yan Stefani three years later, in 2019; drummer Enzo Gabert and bassist Nelson Martins complete the lineup.

Mat Bastard came to present the new album Skip the use on March 28 at the France 3 Hauts-de-France 12/13.

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Mat Bastard, singer of Skip the Use presents the band’s new album

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In April a tour of 70 concerts begins; These are the main dates to remember:

  • June 4, 2022: Imaginarium Festival, in Margny-lès-Compiègne (Oise)
  • July 3, 2022: Festival of the Plaza Mayor, in Arras (Pas-de-Calais)
  • November 26, 2022: Bataclan, in Paris
  • December 16, 2022: La Madeleine, in Brussels (Belgium)
  • January 18, 2023: L’Aéronef, in Lille (North)

Mat Bastard was the guest of “You are amazing” on April 5, at France 3 Hauts-de-France.

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Mat Bastard (Skip the Usage) on “You’re Great” in March 2022

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Go into the light, try to lift each other up. This is the message we have had for 13 years, and even more so today. Be together. It’s very Nord-Pas-de-Calais as an image, because we were raised here.

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Skip the use is defined above all by its unmatched energy and punk-rock songs in English under various influences: disco, electro, rap.

The group has participated in numerous festivals (Printemps de Bourges, Main Square Festival, Solidays, Rock en Seine, Eurockéennes, Francofolies, Garorock, etc.), which has allowed it to consolidate its reputation. On stage, “STU” offers elegant, inspired and powerful shows, led by a singer with electric batteries.

In addition to the enthusiasm of the public, Skip the use also receives recognition from the legends that inspired the norteño group. They are invited to open for Trust, Rage Against The Machine and Muse.

  • 2008: creation of the group by the 5 former members of the punk group Carving, from Ronchin (North)
  • 2010-2011: tour in France and around the world (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Latvia).
  • 2012: gold record (“Can Be Late”, second album)
  • 2013: Best Rock Album Award at the Victoires de la Musique
  • 2016: separation. Mat Bastard moved to Los Angeles and became close to the metal band Nine Inch Nails and the world of hip-hop.
  • 2019: reformation as a quartet. Release of a fourth album, “Past & Future” (Polydor)
  • 2022: 5th album: “Human Disorder” (E.47 Records)

REPORTAGE. Main Square Festival 2019: Skip The Use, flashback

A meeting “at the top” also took place in Lille, on the occasion of the magazine “Les gens des Hauts”. Mat Bastard introduced rapper Kamini to his favorite hangouts in Vieux-Lille.

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Mat Bastard shows his Old Lille to Kamini

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“The Tall Ones on Stage”, his new musical event that promotes the diversity and richness of the Hauts-de-France scene. Every fortnight, discover on our site a new live session by an artist or group from Hauts-de-France in an emblematic place in the region.

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