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Background information
OriginParis, France
GenresGarage rock
indie pop
Years active2004 — 2009
LabelsEMI France
Source Etc
MembersGustave Naast
Nicolas Naast
Laka Naast
Clod Naast

Naast is a French rock band. They are part of the nouvelle vague du rock français (New Wave of French Rock), which includes other bands like Les Plastiscines and Pravda. Their track "Mauvais Garçon" was included in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.


Naast was formed in Joinville-le-Pont in 2004. The band originally had just two members, neighbours Gustave (guitar and vocals) and Nicolas (drums). Their first concert was played in a pub, as a support act before The Parisians played. Interest from Paris then began to be grow in the group.

In 2005 Nicolas and Gustave were joined by Clod (bass guitar, keyboard) and Lucas, known as Laka (guitar). Their concerts began to attract more and more fans and the magazine Rock&Folk, journalist Philippe Manoeuvre and Les Inrockuptibles have stood by them in the past.

The group continued to develop further, taking inspiration from some of their idols by all adopting the Naast patronym (despite not actually being related). This follows in the footsteps of bands like The Ramones or The White Stripes (However, in the case of The White Stripes, the members' surnames actually were the same).

The master track of Mauvais Garçon, off their debut album Antichambre, appears in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as a bonus track.

The group split up in 2009.




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