Adam Kesher is the name of a band. Yeah, I was fooled too. Hailing from Bordeaux, France, Adam Kesher was formed in 2002 by Julien
Perez (vocals) and Gaetan Didelot (guitar). According to their website, the
next two years were spent "arousing some interest within the hip crowd of
the underground milieu...".
Yukkkk. Hang on. Pause the review. Excuse me while I just vomit. Okay, onward... in 2004 they recruited Jerome Alban (guitar), David
Argellies (bass), Matthieu Beck (keyboards) and Yann Stofer (drums) and
started touring as a six-piece; a fully-fledged band, no less! Where's My Place is a polished, synth-driven number that is clearly the
French answer to the dance-rock revolution that is the trend of the moment.
It's not so much a bad record as a pretty... empty one, with nothing to say
despite grandiose pretensions. If you listened to it in isolation, i.e. if
it was the only music you had heard for the past five years, then you would
probably think it was fantastic.
Problem is, it is highly derivative and
adds nothing extra to what's already been said and done before by bands like
The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand and Interpol. The vocal
also becomes like nails down a blackboard after a certain point, with Perez
sounding like a spoiled child. "Where's my place?", Julien keeps screaming.
"The corner, Julien, the corner!" the rest of the class scream back.