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The Inspector Cluzo
Photo Credit: Philippe Salvat

 "Running a family farm is more rock than playing rock’n’roll music "

The Inspector Cluzo highly anticipated new album Horizon is out today via F.thebassplayer Records. To coincide with album launch, the Guascon duo is thrilled to launch the fourth single taken from the record, Rockophobia feat. Iggy Pop. In addition to the album release, The Inspector Cluzo will also be releasing the documentary Running AFamily Farm, which follows from the Rockfarmers launched 8 years ago. 

Rockophobia is the 4th single taken from the record and also the focus track. It is a funny song in which the band wonders "what does rock mean today?". Laughing at Iggy Pop, who enjoyed it and sent them back an answer that the band slid in at the end of the song.

Horizon is the band’s 9th studio album. It is an electric one, a rock one. Three years in the making, three years of process and once again produced in Nashville by the band’s friend and mentor Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, the Raconteurs, Jack White). This is certainly "the most personal album of the Cluzos" according to Vance Powell. Why? 

The band comments: Because everything is in it, each song is related to an event in our life, something that we personally experienced, especially as professional farmers. Our fight against the big factory farms to protect our geese and ourLou Casse’ farm; our fight to protect an agro-ecologic agriculture system against both the big farming corporations and the green-washing propaganda. Songs like:Running a family farm is more rock than playing rock'n'roll music’ or ‘Saving the geese talk about the massive bird flu pandemic we had to face too. Songs about environmental aspect, like ‘Swallows disappearing bit by bit, because of chemical farming products. The title track 'Horizon' is certainly our most personal, linked to our own life philosophy. This track was written 15 years ago, and recorded for the first LP, but we never achieved the result we had in mind until now”.

The Inspector Cluzo are set to release brand new record Horizon on 27th January 2023, via F.thebassplayer Records. Three singles have already been released: HorizonSwallowsRunning A Family Farm Is More Rock Than Playing Rock’n’Roll Music.

Horizon Track-List

  1. 1. Act Local Think Global
    2. Wolfs At The Door
    3. Running A Family Farm Is More Rock Than Playing Rock ‘n’ Roll
    4. Shenaningans
    5. The Outsider
    6. Swallows – Where are The Swallows Gonna Build Their Nest
    7. Horizon
    8. Rockophobia – feat. Iggy Pop
    9. The Armchair Activist
    10. 9 Billion Solutions
    11. Saving The Geese
    12. Swallows Back – When Will The Swallows Return

The Inspector Cluzo are thrilled to keep their reputation as one the most prolific touring bands in the world announcing a full European and UK tour, including dates as special guest to EELS in March 2023 in UK, Benelux and Germany.
The Guascon duo has played over 1200 shows in 67 countries to date, completed sold out USA support tours with Clutch and Eels in 2019, alongside a host of festival appearances across the globe (including Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil) and a maiden US headline tour. In the summer of 2022 The Inspector Cluzo played extensively on prestigious stages across Europe, including the widely renowned Hellfest Festival, where they gathered a crowd of 50,000 fans. Now they are gearing up to hit Europe by storm! 


2023-03-03 FR - LA ROCHELLE La Sirène 
2023-03-04 FR - SAINT MALO Nouvelle Vague 
2023-03-08 FR - LYON    Ninkasi Kao 
2023-03-09 FR - NANCY    L’Autre Canal 
2023-03-10 FR - CLERMONT-FERRAND La Coopérative de Mai 
2023-03-11 FR - MONTPELLIER Le Rockstore 
2023-03-16 FR - ALENCON    La Luciole 
2023-03-17 FR - TOULOUSE Le Bikini 
2023-03-18 FR - BORDEAUX Le Krakatoa 
2023-03-19 FR - BIARRITZ L’Atabal 
2023-03-22 FR - LORIENT    L’Hydrophone 
2023-03-23 FR - ROUEN le 106 
2023-03-24 FR - SAINT-LO Le Normandy 
2023-03-26 UK - NOTTINGHAM Rock City (+EELS) 
2023-03-27 UK - LONDON    Roundhouse (+EELS) 
2023-03-28 UK - BATH    Bath Forum (+EELS) 
2023-03-30 UK - BELFAST    Telegraph Building (+EELS) 
2023-03-31 IR  -  DUBLIN    Olympia Theathre (+EELS) 
2023-04-02 UK - GLASGOW    Barrowland (+EELS) 
2023-04-03 UK - MANCHESTER Albert Hall (+EELS) 
2023-04-04 UK - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall (+EELS) 
2023-04-06 DE - HAMBURG EDEL-OPTICS ARENA (+eels) 
2023-04-07 NL - AMSTERDAM AFAS ARENA (+eels) 
2023-04-08 BE - BRUSSELS FOREST NATIONAL (+eels) 
2023-04-10 DE - BERLIN VERTI MUSIC HALL (+eels) 
2023-04-11 DE - COLOGNE PALLADIUM (+eels) 
2023-04-12 DE - MUNICH ZENITH (+eels) 
2023-04-14 AT - VIENNA ARENA (+eels) 
2023-04-15 HU - BUDAPEST AKVARIUM KLUB(+eels) 
Tickets can be purchased here

About The Inspector Cluzo
The Inspector Cluzo is a Gascony based Rock-Blues duo, created in 2008 by Laurent (Guitar, Lead Vocal) and Mathieu (Drums). The two met at their 1st year of Physics studies in Mont de Marsan. Since 2008, the band have released 8 albums via their self-run record label “F.TheBassPlayer Rercords”, they are totally 100% self-financed, family-based organized, and 100% DIY.
They have played more than 1200 gigs in 67 countries all around the world. They played festivals such as Fuji Rock festival (Japan), Pentaport Festival (South Korea), Lollapalooza (Brazil &Chile), Download (UK), Paléo Festival (Switzerland), Oppikopi (South Africa), Blues Fest (Australia), Shaky Knees Fest (USA), Hell Fest (France).
However, the band’s main activity remains farming. They are organic professional farmers, they run a 15Ha family farm called "LOU CASSE" (“the oak” in Gascon language) in Gascony, producing organic wheat and organic corn with their own free seeds. No GMO, no hybrids seeds, no chemicals nor pesticides are used. They belong to a new generation of farmers that are into an Agro-Ecologic system challenging and fighting climate change for the new generations.

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