Arcade Fire’s Win Butler speaks about ‘Miroir Noir’ DVD – exclusive

Frontman chats to NME.COM about new documentary

Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler has spoken to NME.COM about the making of his band’s new DVD documentary, ‘Miroir Noir’, describing it as a “window into the band”.

The documentary film, released last Monday (December 15), documents the band throughout the making of their 2007 album ‘Neon Bible’ and subsequent world tour.

“It gives a little window into the band,” Butler told NME.COM. “We wanted to do something that gave some idea of what the band is like live, and it seemed like having 50 cameras set up wasn’t necessarily the best way to do that.


“So it was interesting having Vincent [Morisset, director] on tour with us – [it was] just two guys with a camera. I’m happy with how it turned out.”

Butler added that he wasn’t put off his stride by being followed around by a cameraman. “We got really used to it,” he said. “He [Morisset was onstage, and he’s a very energetic guy.

“We met him at our first show in Paris – he was trying to get in with his girlfriend, and Richard (Reed Parry, bandmember) let him into the show. So we’ve known him for a long time, so it’s pretty easy to let him do his thing and we can do our thing.”

The frontman added that his band were gearing up to begin initial work on their third album.

“Right now, we’re in the middle of writing, and things are coming together,” he said. “It’s a great feeling.”

A trailer for Arcade Fire’s ‘Miroir Noir’ film is available to watch on NME.COM now.


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