Paris is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. But guitarist/vocalist Thomas Bellier and bassist Antoine Morel-Vulliez -- co-founders of psych-rock outfit Blaak Heat Shujaa -- had no problems high-tailing it out of there for Los Angeles in 2010.
"Paris is the most fucking boring town for music in Europe!" Bellier exclaims, in the midst of consuming cheap whiskey and cheaper beer at HMS Bounty. "France is very conservative in terms of how people see artists."