Daft Punk say they could allow actors to perform their songs and wear their costumes if they ever fancied experiencing a Daft Punk gig as punters instead – but they don’t play frequently enough to make it appealing.
Talking to French magazine Rock ‘n’ Folk, the electronic duo stated that, “It would be possible but we play too few concerts. It would be dumb not to want the acclaim of 20,000 people.”
The pair behind the helmets, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christ, also answered questions surrounding the anonymity their unique stagewear has provided them. They said: “It is hard to tell what would’ve happened for us without the anonymity. We have no regrets on that subject. We have a normal life. We met when we were 12. We listened The Velvet Underground and The Doors. We created those robot personas. We see the next generation appropriating it and it pleases us.” Their anonymity has, however, created some amusing moments – they recall touts trying to sell them tickets to their own show at London Astoria in 1997.
Daft Punk’s single ‘Get Lucky’ looks likely to stay at Number One in the singles chart this weekend. In the same interview, they describe its attending album ‘Random Access Memories’, out May 20, as their first studio album. “It is our first studio album, until then it was always homemade music,” they said.