Daft Punk Explain Why They Wear Robot Masks: "It's More Exciting To People"
22 May 2013, 16:18
The 'Get Lucky' pair insist their robot costumes are not just a marketing gimmick.
Daft Punk have opened up about their decision to wear masks on stage, claiming it's more exciting for people to see ther robot helmets than their real faces.
The 'Get Lucky' duo are back at the forefront of music this month with the release of their new album 'Random Access Memories', and say the robot outfits are more of a chance to show off their "sci-fi glam" than just being a gimmick.
"We're interested in the line between fiction and reality, creating these fictional personas that exist in real life," Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter told Rolling Stone this month. "Kraftwerk and Ziggy Stardust and Kiss, people thought the helmets were marketing or something.
"But for us, it was sci-fi glam," the electronic music star explained.
Check out the cover artwork to Daft Punk's newly released album below:
Guy-Manuel De Homen-Christo, Thomas' fellow Daft Punk star, insists it's more "existing" for people to see them as their robot characters rather than just being themselves.
"We're not performers, we're not models, it would not be enjoyable for humanity to see our features," he added. "But the robots are exciting to people."
The duo also admitted they enjoy the anonymity the masks give them when they are going about their lives.
"One thing I like about the masks is that I don't have people constantly coming up to me and reminding me what I do," Thomas added. "It's nice to be able to forget."
Check out a picture of Daft Punk wearing their trademark masks below (Credit: PA):
The duo recently denied claims they are set to kick off a new world tour later this year to support new album 'Random Access Memories', claiming they want to keep the focus purely on the record itself rather than any live shows.
Daft Punk released their fourth album 'Random Access Memories' at the start of this week.