Felix Bechtolsheimer (Curse Of Lono, Hey Negrita)

Performance Anxiety

16-06-2022 • 1 hr 4 mins

Today’s guest is Felix Bechtolsheimer; and I’m only going to say that once. His band, Curse Of Lono has a new album out called People In Cars. But before we get into that, we talk about a lot of stuff. Felix has my unfailing respect and admiration for being completely open and honest about the path that led him to go to rehab, including a harrowing experience in an experimental opioid addiction program in a German mental hospital! But music is one thing that helped pull him through. He wrote over 100 songs during that period.

Soon after that, he started his band Hey Negrita and Felix reveals why they gave themselves that unusual name. After that band ceased, Felix spent some time studying at the London Film Academy before starting his current band, Curse Of Lono. Another unusual name, another interesting story behind it. They’ve just released their latest album, which was no easy feat. It was difficult for anyone to create an album during Covid, but Felix also lost his father, and uncle, his former partner, and eventually, his entire band. But the album is beautiful. There’s even a song inspired by a French punk rocker who robbed a bank, disappeared for 30 years, then turned himself in. Pick up the new album, People In Cars, wherever you get music. Follow Curse Of Lono on the socials. Follow us @PerformanceAnx. Support us, won't you, with a review, buying merch at performanceanx.threadless.com, or with coffee at ko-fi.com/performanceanxiety. Now buckle up for one hell of a conversation with Felix from Curse Of Lono on Performance Anxiety on the Pantheon Podcast Network.