Dazed June 2022 Sometimes I feel so full of some sort of emotion that I feel kinda dizzy with it, and the outside world gets blurry. Yes I meant to put a comma there. Anyway here's Wonderwall. I… Read more
Everybody Does (cover) November 2021 https://youtu.be/vLCjhxeDiEE Everybody Does by Julien Baker is one of the first songs we started singing together, and we've been wanting to record a live version for ages. So, here you go. 😀 On a personal… Read more
today I talk to the dead November 2021 It's been 84 years, but yeah, I do still write poetry sometimes. It's the beginning of NaNoWriMo once again, we'll see what happens this year. I'm trying not to put any pressure on myself and… Read more
Hammond’s Lament (Yesterday) May 2021 https://youtu.be/Wdki-RO94v4 A tale of love and loss recounted by John Hammond, flamboyant creator of Jurassic Park. This is a Helpless Saps cover of The Beatles' Yesterday. Check out Xavier's songs on Spotify. The art on… Read more
A zine template December 2020 Hey guys, recently I made a 14-page zine with a single A3 page and I really liked the result. The cover and back-cover look really tidy and the page-through is quite easy. I spent a… Read more
Metrophobia, a poetry zine November 2020 Presenting my first zine, Metrophobia. This A6-format, 8-pages zine is made up of six original poems I wrote between 2018 and today. Ngl, all these poems have been published on the website, but some of… Read more
before – studio version October 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYLTnuQafeg Almost one year ago I wrote a poem which became a song, which started a band. Phew. Now Helpless Saps is finally releasing a (home) studio version of it. You can listen to it… Read more
Metrophobia September 2020 I am still here and still doing stuff! After a quite intense bout of Real Life, I am hopeful I can get back into creative work this fall. Happy Spooktober to all, I hope you're… Read more
Songbirds May 2020 [insert "It's been 84 years" GIF here] It took me two months and many iterations to finish this poem. Gah, damn lockdown! The poem in itself was largely inspired by Mary Oliver, who has been… Read more
before – original song April 2020 Once upon a time I wrote a poem, then a friend of mine made it into a song and it turned into a whole thing. We released it as Helpless Saps (also technically 2/5 of… Read more
Week 3 April 2020 John and Paul voice: are you sad because you're on your own? Eh. I get by with a little help from my friends (proceeds to listen to Cavetown's Hug all ur friends on repeat). (fuck… Read more
The first time April 2020 It’s been almost ten years now, the memories are blurry. But that feeling won’t let itself be forgotten.  Maybe not all of us have been through this particular roller-coaster of emotions, so imagine : in… Read more