terça-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2018

Nothing To You with Suzie True - An Interview

As meninas da foto, atendem pelo nome de Suzie True, e fazem suas deliciosas canções indie noise bubblegum pop ensolaradas entrarem pelo poros de nossa derme até chegarem bem no centro do coração.

Afinal, elas dizem que fazem canções sobre a falta de você. Meu amigo, escutando "Nothing To You", o delicioso EP lançado via Buzz Records em Outubro, e inevitável não pensar e sentir, que você esta diante de uma nova paixonite aguda.

Bem, apaixone-se pelas novas Shangri-las imediatamente e bom verão!!


***** Interview with Suzie True *****


Q. When did Suzie True begin? Tell us about the history...
I started writing the songs that made up Suzie True about 2 and a half years ago. It was only intended to be a solo bedroom project, but it formed into an actual band last summer when I moved to LA.

Q: Who are your influences?
A few of my influences for Suzie True are Alvvays, Best Coast, Peach Kelli Pop, Diet Cig, Wavves, The Total Bettys, Jeff Rosenstock, Mitski and Ty Segall.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
This is the first time I've been the front person of a band (I've always played drums in bands in the past) and it's super weird being up at the front. I used to get extremely anxious but every show it gets a little easier and I just focus on having fun.

Q. How do you describe Suzie True´s sounds?
I'm never sure how to describe our sound but I guess I would say garage pop.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded the EP we just put out in my house and it all was just really fun and natural.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Some bands that I love that are new to me at least are Illuminati Hotties, Racquet, and Car Talk.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I'd love to cover Ty Segall or The Shangri-Las.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We're starting recording our first album this month! Then just playing locally until we go on our first mini tour in January.
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The Appearances with Ester Drang - An Interview


Uma verdadeira preciosidade que cruelmente ficou renegada a poucos felizardos, a eloquência sonora, o brilhantismo lirico, a grandeza melódica, veja, para bandas como o quinteto de Ester Drang, de Tulsa/Oklahoma, os adjetivos devem ser obrigatoriamente sempre ser elevados a máxima potência.

Algo como o elo perdido entre os Bunnymen e o Starflyer 59, o Ester Drang existe desde 1995, e desde então nos brinda, mesmo que lentamente com verdadeiras pérolas, desde o primeiro trabalho "That Is When He Turns Us Golden" lá do distante 1999, passando por obras como "Infinite Keys" e "Rocinate", de 2003 e 2006 respectivamente, e deste então o Ester Drang havia entrado em um hiato no que diz respeito a lançamentos, mas, ano passado, os caras deram o primeiro sinal que estavam prontos novamente para nos brindar com suas epopeias sonoras, o single "The Union" nasceu e desde então o TBTCI aguardou ansiosamente a chegado de um novo trabalho, o que aconteceu no dia 26 de Outubro. "The Appearances" conheceu o mundo e o mundo novamente tem a chance de saborear o quão grandioso é o Ester Drang.

Resumidamente, "The Appearances" é apoteótico, magistral, e inspirador, simples assim.


***** Interview with Ester Drang *****


Q. When did Ester Drang begin? Tell us about the history... Q: Who are your influences?
Ester Drang began in 1995 with the gathering of a few friends in high school. This was back in the grunge rock Nirvana days which played a big roll in the bands influences along with many others such as My Bloody Valentine . Radiohead , Spiritualized , Tortoise, Slowdive ,Starflyer 59 , Phillip Glass , Mogwai . Many sorts of influences this band and group of friends shared . There’s so many great bands from that time I could go on and on . From our past at the time I’d say Beatles for sure and many 70’s and 80’s bands . The Band of coarse and Echo and the Bunnymen, the Cure , The Flaming Lips , Wilco . I mean where does one Stop there’s so many great influences . Stravinsky, Vangelis Buddy Holly - I’ll Stop at that .

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
The best 5 albums of all time That’s a hard one to answer . Don’t think I can answer that one . Maybe it’s safe not to try

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live has always been a good time when trying out newer songs . A bit of battle between singing and wanting to do more on my instrument . I mean some of the guitar and piano parts I’m playing should be played by some one else just due to the sake of the parts being two crazy to be singing over . People often ask why I’m not dancing or moving around . I’m not really a fan of crazy stage antics but mostly just focused on guitar effects switches and strange parts that I’m playing and staying relatively close to the vocal mic. A bit of a haze of muscle memory at some point if that makes since . Kind of like the first time a person figures out the timing of a Phillip Glass tune and then sings over it . Although none of our tunes use that timing yet anyways .

Q. How do you describe Ester Drang´s sounds?
As far as the sounds of the band Ester drang or what I was hoping to capture in recording these ideas . Music has always been kind of a dream land for myself and so just trying to capture some kind of vibe and escape just being taken away for a while . Soundtracks for moments in you’re life I suppose. Maybe a journey of types

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
The process of writing/recordings of these songs usually starts with myself either coming up with a riff on the guitar or a chord progression on the piano . Then onto creating the changing parts of the rest of the song . Recording that basic one instrument building block and just building from there . Bass , drums, keys . On and on . Usually present some demo version to the band and keep building from that point as a group or just keep the original idea depending on how it seems to be going . It’s nice to just let people and friends play there ideas out and just see what happens even if it wasn’t what I had in mind to start with.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Beach House
Tame Impala
Broncho
Net - these guys are really brand new just about to finish there first record they’ve opened up for the flaming lips a few times and just bring back some good 60’s psychedelic underground vibes .

Policia that’s a great newer band as well I mean they’ve been around for a bit along with beach house and Tame Impala

Erika Wennerstrom’s solo record is pretty great

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
As far as doing a cover song the thought crossed my mind of doing all my colors by Echo and the Bunnymen.

We opened up for them about 20 times and I think each night that song was just so amazing to hear There still to this day one of the best bands out there by far .

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Just plan on a tour in the states this next summer in support of the appearances ep that we just released and about to release a split 7 inch with a great band called Lord Buffalo from Austin Texas.

Q: Any parting words?
In a Music world that has been marketed to death I’m just thankful to still be able to play when I can and enjoy the sounds and hope that maybe some one else gets something out of it or from it on some level . Just setting at the piano at the end of a long day and putting you’re foot on the sustain hitting one chord and letting that ring out for as long as you can
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https://www.facebook.com/esterdrangmusic/
https://buzzrecordsto.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-to-you
https://esterdrang.bandcamp.com/

segunda-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2018

What If There Is No Way Out with Visions in Clouds - An Interview


Já nos primeiros momentos de "What If There Is No Way Out", segundo trabalho dos suíços do Visions in Clouds ou VIC, para os iniciados, fica absolutamente claro por onde os caras trafegam...pós punk, nitidamente influenciado por bandas que resgataram as cinzas dos 80´s, leia-se Interpol (principalmente), além de, White Lies entre outros.

Obviamente que toda a conexão remete aos ícones máximos, mas sonoramente o VIC aproxima-se muito mais, para não dizer que, em alguns momentos, soa deveras parecido tanto com o Interpol como o White Lies, mas, sempre, o fantasma de Robert Smith dá as caras.

Nada de novo, nada de inusitado, apenas uma banda tocando honestamente e com propriedade suas verdades, e isso é muito bom.


***** Interview with Visions in Clouds *****


Q. When did Vision in Clouds begin? Tell us about the history...
1) It began in 2015 when Simon and Pascal started Visions In Clouds out of the need to express their emotions in the roughness of post-punk music. This resulted 2016 in their debut album Masquerade“. 2017 bassist Leopold joined the band and added a lot of energy to the music due to his energetic playing style and unapologetic downstrokes. The three musicians recorded their second album „what if there is no way out“ in 2018 and it released in October. Since November the band is touring and playing with synth player Andrea.
Q: Who are your influences?
2) The post-punk of the 80s like The Cure or The Smiths but also modern influences like White Lies, The Twilight Sad, Die Nerven or Interpol.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3) 1. Turn On The Bright Lights - Interpol
2. Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave - The Twilight Sad
3. The Roaring Silence - Manfred Mann‘s Earth Band
4. Hunky Dory - David Bowie
5. Violator - Depeche Mode

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4) Euphoric. It‘s the reason why we do this.

Q. How do you describe Vision in Clouds´ sounds?
5) It‘s atmospheric but has a certain roughness to it. We describe it as
„romantic post-punk“ because it combines a lot of genres to get an uncategoriced form of post-punk.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6) We tried to contain our live sound and recorded most of the album as direct as possible. We wanted to create the dynamic energy we also look for in any live performance. We had defined ideas and rounded them off together with our producer Slade Templeton at Influx Studios.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7) Shame is probably the best band in the world right now.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8) Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9) We want to play our music as far from home as possible.

Q: Any parting words?
10)„Let‘s see what all this pain can change.“ - Soft Kill
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https://www.facebook.com/viclucerne/
https://visionsinclouds.bandcamp.com

Everything Ends with The Lynch - An Interview


Instambul, Turquia, sombras, barulho, escuridão, caos.

"Everything Ends", título do primeiro trabalho do trio The Lynch captura a essência dos quatro adjetivos colocados acima.

Um junção claustrofóbica entre as trevas do Sisters of Mercy e a anarquia auto destrutiva do Swans, tudo lentamente cadenciado para que a angústia seja atingida por completo.

The Lynch é dark noise para captar o apocalipse em sua totalidade.


***** Interview with The Lynch *****


Q. When did The Lynch begin? Tell us about the history...
This adventure began in 2004 with two people; Erhan Atasoy and Ferhat Dunden. There wasn't a certain kind of music in our minds and we were two high school kids who didn't know what to do. All we knew was to compose songs and play our instruments. We have been included to psychedelic and shoegaze currents and prefer to walk through the backyards of rock music. In 2015, Emre Sen joined the band with a bass guitar. The band recorded ten demo albums and one EP called "The Sound Of Your Sigh".

Our first LP named "Everything Ends" was released on 12 November 2018 by Robonima Records.

Q: Who are your influences?
In the '80s and' 90s, as children growing up with the music of the 60s and 70s, our answers may be a bit ridiculous. King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Pixies, Screaming Trees, Mad Season and Joy division. What is the common point of all these different bands? We really don't know.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Unknown Pleasures by Joy division
Doolittle by Pixies
Above by Mad Season
Eyedazzler by Alison's Halo
Revolver by The Beatles

Q. How do you feel playing live?
When we get together we just try to feel songs, even at rehearsal. We need to feel first. We love playing live and live recordings, always record rehearsals. This experience is not always enjoyable but the listeners enjoy it.

Q. How do you describe The Lynch´s sounds?
"Above the monotonous bass melodies, screaming echoed guitar sounds, dirty vocals, groaning drums and analogue sounds."

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
If we speak for this album "Everything Ends", recorded in three hours with completely old-fashioned methods. We played live together and left the studio together like 60s rock bands.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We don't follow the new bands, sorry. Just too busy with our music.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We don't play songs of other bands.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Record more albums, more gigs. That's all.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you very much for your interest. Love from Istanbul, Turkey!
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https://www.facebook.com/thelynchistanbul/
https://thelynchist.wixsite.com/thelynch
https://robonimarecords.bandcamp.com/album/everything-ends

sexta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2018

Shadows with Twin Tribes - An Interview


"Shadows", melhor nome impossível para o debute do duo de Brownsville, Texas, Twin Tribes.

Uma olhada rápida no visual de Luis Navarro e Joel Nino, Jr., somado ao nome do álbum, e a charada sonora sera imediatamente sacada. Dark music, para notívagos.

Bebendo em fontes óbvias os caras emanam as sombras dos 80´s transportadas para os dias atuais. Os rapazes citam os clássicos, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Clan of Xymox e os contemporâneos,  She Past Away, Lebanon Hanover e Drab Majesty como influências e conexões, e bem, é exatamente isso.

Corram para as paredes morcegos!!!!!!!!


***** Interview with Twin Tribes *****


Q. When did Twin Tribes begin? Tell us about the history...
Twin Tribes started in the summer of 2017. I’ve always liked dark 80’s music when I was young and always wanted to start a project in that genre. Around early 2017 I started recording some demos but knew it would be difficult to make this happen as a one piece, so I started looking for someone who could join me. I thought about Joel because we knew each other from a previous band and he loved the demos. After that, we ended up writing/recording “Shadows” in the following months and we’re really glad about the final result and the popularity it has gained since January 2018 when it was released.

Q: Who are your influences?
We both have our own influences, but they vary from bands from the period of the dark 80’s like The Cure, Depeche Mode, Clan of Xymox to more contemporary bands like She Past Away, Lebanon Hanover and Drab Majesty to just name a few.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
It’s always very difficult for me to choose a favorite anything since I feel it all depends on my mood. But albums that are very dear to me are:
Soda Stereo – Nada Personal,
Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses,
The Cure – Seventeen Seconds,
The Smiths – Self Titled
and Drab Majesty – The Demonstration.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I love playing live. We always try to put up a show aesthetically and musically pleasing for the fans. Dancing, lights, fog and loud guitars and basses drenched in chorus is the only way I can think of to describe it.

Q. How do you describe Twin Tribes´ sounds?
The sounds we used not only for our album but for playing live come from the analog instruments of the 80’s. We use iconic drum machines like the Roland TR-707 and Linn LM-2, a Roland JX-3P, a Korg Poly 800 and vintage chorus pedals.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded the album in Mission, Texas with our friend Allen Michael. We recorded the album all analog, which in my opinion is what gave the album the character we were looking for and after tracking, the album was mixed by Charlie Vela at Sound of Rain Studios.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
There are too many great bands being born in this post-punk revival era that seems to be happening. I would recommend Second Still, Stockhaussen, Frio y Vacio, Diavol Strain, Nox Novacula, Otzi and Deathstair if you haven’t heard them yet.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Every time I get a little free time I record a small clip of a cover. The last one I did was Save a Prayer by Duran Duran, but the cover I would love to finish is The Metro by Berlin.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
At the moment we’re going to release a new cassette tilted Part Time Punks Session. It includes 4 live songs recorded at Comp-ny studio while we were on tour in Los Angeles, California as well as our debut album, Shadows. We’re also going to be touring the Midwest during late December, East Coast in the summer of 2019 and several festivals. We also plan to release our second album around the summer of 2019 as well.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to reach out to your readers!
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https://twintribes.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TwinTribes

215 with Sugar Violets - An Interview


Não existe distância nos tempos modernos para quem quer realmente criar música, a magia hoje pode acontecer de qualquer maneira, modo e lugar.

Com esta máxima, o duo David "Spaceman" Loucks e Lashaan Everett, que vivem a 1500 milhas um do outro, resolveram iniciar um projeto há pouco mais de um mês atrás, e o resultado é o single "215".

Shoegaze, shoegaze e shoegaze, ecos de MBV são altamente sentidos, mas sonoramente o que mais se conecta ao Sugar Violets é o The Stargazer Lilies.

Vocalização relaxadamente sexy, lenta, guitarras que se movem como águas vivas, tudo para que a mente frite a cada acorde.

Uma estréia promissora certamente, que venham os próximos capítulos da saga do Sugar Violets.


***** Interview with Sugar Violets *****

Q. When did Sugar Violets begin? Tell us about the history...
David- Sugar Violets are myself (David Loucks) and Lashaan Everett. It started with a conversation about a month ago. Lashaan's band had broken up and she wanted to finish the songs that she had been working on, so I offered to help. I sent her a demo of a song I was working on and that's what became the song 215.

Q: Who are your influences?
David- That could be a very long list. I think we are both all over the map in what we listen to. I would say for me the formative ones would be SST and Creation records, the stuff I grew up listening to.

Lashaan- I agree, the list would be super long. Ha. My music taste is all over the map (punk/hardcore, psych, shoegaze, jazz, soul, hip-hop, rocksteady, metal, brit pop...) and I certainly draw a lot of influence from that.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
David-
1 Swervedriver: Raise
2. Dinosaur Jr: You're living all over me
3. Sonic Youth: Goo
4. My Bloody Valentine: Isn't anything
5. The Damned: Damned Damned Damned

Lashaan- Oh, that's a hard question. But in no particular order:
1. The Smiths- Meat Is Murder
2. My Bloody Valentine- Loveless
3. Verve- A Storm In Heaven
4. Bad Brains- Rock For Light
5. Nas- Illmatic

Q. How do you feel playing live?
David- We are currently only two people and I play the bulk of the instruments on the records myself. It would be a challenge but it's definitely something we'd like to do.

Q. How do you describe Sugar Violets´ sounds?
David- I don't know that I would. I think it would be much more interesting to hear someone else describe them.

Lashaan- Agreed. I am fortunate that when are bouncing ideas off one another they just always seem very plausible, but they are certainly all over the map. But I'm not sure I could exactly categorize our sound.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
David- We live about 1500 miles apart so we record separately. One of us comes up with an idea and records it, Lashaan decides how long each part of the song needs to be to fit the vocals in. I do the arrangement and play whatever instruments we need, it's done digitally of course but I mainly treat it like it's tape. I like the spontaneity of people playing actual instruments. Once I finish recording the instruments I send the track to Lashaan, she does her vocal tracks and then I mix it.

Lashaan- As David stated it is a process...he plays most of the instruments (I play guitar as well, but have only written 2 songs thus far) and he is able to arrange everything really quickly. It's really labor intensive but so amazing to be able to watch it come together.

David- It's a process we are working on. Future songs will include Lashaan playing more instruments and I will probably do some vocals as well.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
David- The New Stargazer Lillies tracks are the most amazing thing I've heard in quite a while.

Lashaan- I have been loving 93millionmilesfromthesun's New Fuzz EP. I have also been listening to Saba- Care For Me, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats- Wasteland, Windhand- Eternal Return and the new Swervedriver tracks of course.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Lashaan- I have a few in mind but one that I most recently thought I would like to cover is Selena- Como La Flor. That probably sounds odd, but I know we will be able to do something really cool with it.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
David- We are currently working on an EP we hope to have out by the end of January 2019

Q: Any parting words?
David- I would just like to thank everyone, the response to our music so far has been amazing.

Lashaan- I am deeply humbled by the response we have received. So, thank you to all that have been so supportive!
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https://www.facebook.com/sugarvioletsband/
https://sugarviolets.bandcamp.com/releases

quinta-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2018

Endless Dreams in Dying Motions with Chloral - An Interview


Entre mês, sai mês e os espanhóis sempre brindam estas páginas com pérolas.

Desta vez, representados pelo quarteto madrilenho, Chloral.

Aqui o assunto é shoegaze, mas não o shoegaze clássico, o novo shoegaze, mais denso, lento, melancólico e barulhento. Seguindo a escolha iniciada há alguns anos por gente como Nothing e Whirr, o Chloral ataca com seu mix de estridência e raiva transformada em angústia.

"Endless Dreams in Dying Motions" é o debute dos caras, lançado há pouco menos de dois meses e vem engrossar a tendência de lamentar-se através do barulho.

Nada melhor, para retratar os amargos de ser um jovem adulto no mundo atual.

***** Interview with Chloral *****


Q. When did Chloral begin? Tell us about the history...
R: Chloral begun as an impulsive idea to make a blackgaze band with our bassist and drummer back in October 2016, where we met at a show and went out that night, but we only started taking it seriously around January of this year after being in a couple hardcore punk bands and recruiting our guitar player. We switched the idea from blackgaze to shoegaze and immediately started writing our first demo and playing as many shows as we could book.

Q: Who are your influences?
R: If we were to boil it down to a couple band I'd say My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, Nothing and Ride but I guess we listen to a lot of different genres so it would be hard to pinpoint a couple. We all like loud music so i guess that would be the our main "influence".

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
R: White Pony -Deftones
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) -Wu Tang Clan
Siamese Dream-The Smashing Pumpkins
Nevermind- Nirvana
Movement- New Order

Q. How do you feel playing live?
R: Spaced out and like it's not loud enough

Q. How do you describe Chloral´s sounds?
R: Nostalgic, kinda like when you feel like dressing up but don't really wanna go out

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
R: Recording was a pain in the ass because it was basically self produced and none of us knew anything about recording, luckily a friend of a friend helped us with the recording process and did some mixing but ultimately we had a good time.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
R: Shameless self plug but two of us play in a hardcore band called BLAME and we released an EP at the beginning of the year (blamehc.bandamp.com) so check that out if you're into that kinda stuff. Yeahrs from Berlin are killing it and are great dudes, just like Bum Motion Club, a dream pop/shoegaze kinda gig from our town.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
R: Three of us would love to cover Be Quiet and Drive by Deftones but our guitar player has terrible taste and doesn't like them. We still love him tho.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
R: Keep playing as many shows as we can while writing more songs to record an EP with better production and sell out if the opportunity arises.

Q: Any parting words?
R: The blog is really nice so thanks for the interview and shoutout to anyone who reads it. XOXO
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https://www.facebook.com/Chloralshoegaze/
https://chloralgaze.bandcamp.com/releases

Common Specimen/ Indoor Mold with Roda Lits - An Interview

photo: Jeroen Jacobs


A Antuérpia é a maior cidade da região de Flandres na Bélgica, e, é exatamente de lá que vem a garageira ensandecida dos caras do Roda Lits.

Jogue na receita, garageira sessentista, doses de Cramps e Gun Club, punk, circa 77, e você terá o resultado.

"Common Specimen/Indoor Mold", novo trabalho dos caras veio ao mundo a questão de horas e é daqueles discos necessários pra lembrar o porque o rock´n´roll ainda é altamente caótico, divertido e provocador.

O disco exala suor, bebida, diversão e maluquices diversas. Sem firulas, sem embaçamento, apenas rock nú e cru, áspero e grudento, como deve ser.

Escutar alto em todos os sentidos é necessário e fica melhor ainda.


***** Interview with Roda Lits *****


Q. When did the band begin? Tell us the history.
Early 2015, our drummer and bass player finished up with a previous band. They wanted to continue to play together but in a freer, democratic and fun group. Our vocalist Yannick had tried out with that old band the day it broke up. We loved the wild man and got him on board. Zeger, our guitarist, had recently left his psychobilly band Adios Pantalones. We dragged him down to our moldy basement and came up with a new song each rehearsal.

The band has since upscaled to a moldy lock-up garage. We've played around 50 to 60 shows together. Besides a demo and 7" we've recorded 2 EPs with Belly Button Records, a lo-fi punk/garage label in Antwerp that has a few of our local scene's releases on it.

Q. Who are your influences?
Hmm... very varied. We haven't really set out to work in the confines of a genre or style, we are too chaotic to be that organised. I guess our paths collectively cross with garage, proto punk, freakbeat / brit invasion, 70's punk and a bit of 50's rock 'n roll.

Q. List 5 albums of all time.
MC5 - High Time
Southern Culture On The Skids - Dirt Track Date
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
The 13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere
The Clash - The Clash

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It's the best! If the mosh partly resembles a Soul Train line dance then we've done our job right! Having said that, we recently played our best show yet to a bunch of bikers staring at us from their bar stools. They made us play again, so it can't have been too bad, ha.

Q. How do you describe the Roda Lits sound?
Like some wasted guys thumping away on broken down old gear. Fat-bottomed garage rock.

Q. Tell us about the process of recording songs.
Our first recording on Belly Button was banging out a few of our songs to test a new 1/2 inch tape. It was played live with minimal mics. We released it in 2017 on cassette and it sold out.

For our new EP we raised the bar to lo-fi, staying overnight at the Belly Button house, 'Tooth Mountain', to record. It was again, recorded with minimal micing, live, direct and the least fuss possible.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend ?
MOAR, Ero Guro, Civic, Constant Mongrel

Q. Which band would you like to do a cover version of?
A song on our new record, 'Burnt By The Sunshine', whilst not a cover per se, has fun with parts of some The Lemon Drops and Jon Travolta / Olivia Newton John lyrics mashed up with ours. We used to play the Troggs' B-side 66 54321 a little.

Q. What are your plans for the future?
In short, nope.

We're busy with the work surrounding the upcoming release. We've all worked in visual arts of one sort or another, so we are very DIY with band art etc. I know next chance we get, everyone is hanging to write more songs.

Q. Any parting words?
Take a listen to our new record on bellybuttonrecords.bandcamp.com and you can find us on Facebook @RodaLits. It won't wreck your day!
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https://www.facebook.com/RodaLits/
https://bellybuttonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/common-specimen-indoor-mold

quarta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2018

The Joy of Painting with Sleepy Gonzales - An Interview


Quando nos deparamos com "Melting", canção de abertura de "The Joy of Painting", novo trabalho dos canadenses do Sleepy Gonzales, a pergunta que vem a mente é: Como uma música tão perfeita nunca chegou até nossos ouvidos?, ou, como a doçura de "Sinking" permanecerá escondida no submundo dos bons sons?

Poxa, o mundo precisaria "descobrir" a candura, a beleza do Sleepy Gonzales o quanto antes, talvez as coisas poderiam melhorar, afinal, a música sempre é a salvação, certo?

Bem, eu apenas aconselho a você, salve-se, salve-se imediatamente, o Sleepy Gonzales esta lhe estendendo a salvação, então, abrace-a.


***** Interview with Sleepy Gonzales *****


Q. When did Sleepy Gonzales begin? Tell us about the history...
Beni (drums) and Cristian (guitar) started playing music at a young age and have had a passion for it ever since. Later in high school, they met Allyson (vocals) who brought a sad, soothing voice to the whole mix. Together they pulled together their first album titled llover in late 2015. Two years later Sleepy G scored a set at The Roxy Cabaret. This is when Nick (bass) joined the band. Nick brings a new edge to the band dynamic. The four of them have now played shows and festivals all throughout 2018 and continue to grow together as a four-piece.

Q: Who are your influences?
We take influence from a wide range of bands and artists. Artists like The Sex Pistols, Conor Oberst, Phoebe Bridgers, Kings Of Leon, Tame Impala, to name a few.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Get This In Ya - The Chats
Stranger In The Alps - Phoebe Bridgers
Dog Boy - Late Night Takeaway
Don’t Give Up Skeleton - Cloud District
Lonerism - Tame Impala

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is a feeling like no other. Imagine you are in the ocean, weightless, surrounded by a large group of baby seahorses. Incredible right? Being on stage is something like that. Once the adrenaline starts rushing through your body and the loudspeakers make it so all you can hear is a wall of sound you know you’re in the zone. It’s incredible. Our favourite part is when everyone sings with us. Now that’s a cool feeling.

Q. How do you describe Sleepy Gonzales´ sounds?
Sleepy Gonzales’s sound ranges from sad, melodic, slow, dream-like melodies to thrashy, hard-hitting, punk-influenced sounds.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We record all of our own music in Allyson’s basement. The process of recording requires many hours of too much coffee and arguments, but it all seems worth it in the end once we hear the final product that we created together. Cristian and Beni have watched endless YouTube videos and have now become the mixers and masters of all Sleepy G songs.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We definitely recommend Blue J, and our pals Late Night Takeaway. Both are local Vancouver bands.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
It would be really fun to do a cover by No Doubt. Another cover that would be cool would have to be “Hit Me Like That Snare” by Alt-J.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
In 2019 we plan to do some touring throughout Canada, starting with Vancouver Island and making our way over to Calgary. We will keep writing more music and continue to play live sets together. We look forward to whatever the next year will bring us and see how our sound changes and transforms with us.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you, Brazil!!!!
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https://sleepygonzales.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sleepyg123/

Ozean with Voodoo Beach - An Interview


A psicodelia dos tempos modernos definitivamente não é, tampouco pode ser comparada com o que foi outrora foi tido como psicodelismo.

Muitas bandas caminham por lados opostos ao concebido pela geração flower power, caso dos alemães do Voodoo Beach.

Esqueça as cores, aqui a viagem é cinzenta e extremamente esfumaçada. Tons sombrios perpetuam a fórmula psicodélica da banda em seu debute, o fabuloso, para ficarmos apenas em um único adjetivo, EP intitulado "Ozean".

Em algumas passagens conexões com outro alemão, o The Blue Angel Lounge são sentidas, mas o Voodoo Beach é menos sangrento, em outras um certa ligação com a clássica Opal, da Paisley Underground Scene, porém com menos entonações blueseiras.

Enfim, o Voodoo Beach é o que a psicodelia moderna propõe, acidez e sombras em doses idênticas.

Boa viagem, mas cuidado com as bad trips.


***** Interview with Voodoo Beach *****


Q. When did Voodoo Beach begin? Tell us about the history...
A. Voodoo Beach has two birthdays. The first could be considered in 2014, where Phine, Vivi and me met through a musicians-finding-website to form a band. We still had a problem however - we couldn't find anyone to play bass. We wrote songs and searched for a bassist until we found John one year later, in 2015. We got his contact through my good friend Tim, who was at that time part of a great Berlin band called Suns of Thyme. After all this long time of searching we were very happy to finally have a bassist. On top, John is just an incredible human being. Finally in a full set, we joined forces and created what Voodoo Beach is today.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. This is a very tough question, which cannot be answered in unison. Each of us has a very different and individual taste of music, with just a few matching points. I don't really dare to describe the other's music taste to do it justice. I can tell you though, that John has a background of Ska music, while my spectrum varies from blues to electronic music. Although when I started playing guitar, my biggest influences at the time were Sonic Youth, The Horrors and shoegaze bands like Slowdive.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A. I just texted the others to see what they say. Vivi's pick is 'Serial Girlfriend' by Holly Golightly. Phine picked Sonic Youth's 'Sister', while John decided for Tocotronic's 'Pure Vernunft Darf Niemals Siegen'. I would have to pick Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon'. To me they reached a level with this album, which cannot be reached since. We have one more album to go, but let's leave it at those four, a pick each.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. Playing live is an interesting experience. You reach a state of high focus, which makes time go by very slow and very fast at the same time. You pay attention to all the other band-members, but at the same time just to yourself. Playing live is a trippy experience, in a nutshell.

Q. How do you describe Voodoo Beach´s sounds?
A. Voodoo Beach's sound is difficult to describe vor a couple of reasons. First, it changes with time. In the beginning we were leaning more towards 60's psychedelia, while nowadays we flirt with 80's Neue Deutsche Welle. On top, at some point we switched from singing in English to German lyrics only. Without noticing it in the first place, this changed the sound of the whole band as well. In general I think our sound is unique because there do not seem to be much other bands doing what we do, especially in a way that works. We play American Music but mix it with German Music like NDW and Krautrock. You will also find a bit of shoegaze here and there. We used to call our music Psychedelic Blues back in the days, although it probably doesn't fit as well anymore. Recently we had a laugh jokingly calling our music 'Negative Rock'.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. We recorded all of our music so far in an all analogue studio called Kozmic Sound owned by our friend Mischkah. There is only one computer in the studio, which is there to convert the ready song to digital formats you can upload. Besides, it's all tube and tape like back in the days. This is the reason for the vintage sound of our recordings. If you record live to tape, as we did, you need to be spot on because mistakes cannot be corrected without repeating the whole take. Everyone is forced to give their best performance, which creates a certain magic.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A. In this regard we have a couple of overlaps. Vivi and John like Goat Girl, Vivi and me enjoy Die Wilde Jagd and Exploded View. On top we have Klaus Johann Grobe, Juniore, Snail Mail.. Personally I would also mention a French duo called Agar Agar, a Russian solo project called Kedr Livanskiy and Boy Harsher from the US.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A. Gwen Stefani. Or Kelis, we actually discussed covering 'Milkshake'. I am against covers of any sort though, so I guess this will not happen anytime soon.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A. Our plans for the future are to stay healthy and to get rich. I want to drive a Lamborghini to rehearsals, you know. Maybe we will record an LP soon for that purpose, stay tuned!

Q: Any parting words?
A. Thank you for reaching out to us and for appreciating our music! We are very happy to be read about in Brasil, as we know you guys have a great scene for psychedelic music. See you at one of our gigs or for a cup of coffee when you happen to strand in Berlin! Love! Ignacy / VB
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https://spaetipalace.bandcamp.com/album/sp018-voodoo-beach-ozean-ep
https://www.facebook.com/xxvbxx/

terça-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2018

We're Losing The Light with Submotile - An Interview


O duo Submotile, formado pelo casal Daniela e Michael, convida explicitamente seus ouvintes a uma viagem sônica, repleta de sonhos, fritações e delírios.

Shoegaze em sua essência, a música do Submotile evoca os dois lados das experimentações estridentes, leia-se SY e MBV.

"We´re Losing The Light", novo trabalho deles não pende para nenhuma de suas extremidades, seja barulho gratuito ou, sonhos fritantes, o EP navega pela tênue linha entre o transpirante caos e a doçura delirante.

Iniciados vão delirar, críticos vão odiar, e leigos se apaixonarão....


***** Interview with Submotile *****


Q. When did Submotile begin? Tell us about the history...
We're a husband a wife from Dublin Ireland and Bari Italy.

We started by accident in March 2018. I had more or less stopped playing music over the last few years, but over the winter of 2017/18 I was gradually rediscovering the joys of recording again - and I was especially getting into recording 'in the box', something I had never really done before. One day, I was playing a few chords on an acoustic guitar, Daniela sang a counter-melody...I thought what she came up with was great, so we recorded it and went from there. That was the song "Signs of My Melody". We wrote five songs together after that and put our first EP out in August.

Q: Who are your influences?
Sonic Youth were the first band that really got me interested in playing the guitar. I'm massively influenced by them, My Bloody Valentine, Swans, Mogwai and lots of ambient stuff too, like Biosphere.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Daniela
1) Explosions In the Sky - The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place
2) Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
3) The National - Boxer
4) Warpaint - Warpaint
5) Swans - Love of Life

Michael
1) Dinosaur Jr - Bug
2) Massive Attack - Mezzanine
3) Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
4) My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
5) Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds Of

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We haven't played live yet, but I always loved it when I was in previous bands. We can't wait to make our live debut.

There's always a feeling of terror that something will just go wrong - when you play with a load of effects and technology, the more you introduce, the greater the likelihood of things malfunctioning, but when things go well, there's no greater feeling.

Q. How do you describe Submotile´s sounds?
We're going for a massive, layered sound, with plenty of melody mixed with noise.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
The first EP was mostly done at home - well, everything except the drums, which were done in a studio in Dublin. We were on a steep learning curve with the mixing as we recorded so many layers, it ended up sounding a bit messy, but we're learning as we go and the newer material is sounding better.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Galants, Just Mustard, Palm Haze and pretty much anything on Midsummer Madness records.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Something not too obvious....I'd like to make a really noisey shoegaze version of Tears for Fears "Everybody wants to rule the world" for example. Or "The Cross" by Prince.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We're deep into recording our debut album. The plan is to put that out in February/March, with a number of videos too and then to play live.

Q: Any parting words?
Smell the flowers while you can.
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https://submotile.com
https://www.facebook.com/submotile/

So Long / Earth with Happypills - An Interview


A música indie japonesa sempre despertou um certo interesse cult ao redor do planeta, conheço particularmente algumas devotos de basicamente tudo que é feito por lá, o motivo, bem, talvez seja a excentricidade, talvez seja a inocência das canções, ou apenas, então somente, o fato de que os japoneses sabem como criar uma canção pop perfeita e pegajosa, caso de Yuki Kondo ou Happypills, para os iniciados.

Uma penca de singles no currículo, alguns EPs e ainda desconhecido, o que é de certo uma grande injustiça, pois se estamos falando de canções pop ensolaradas e perfeitamente grudentas, o Happypills e hour concour no quesito.

Experimente, "So Long / Earth" o novo single, ou "In Childhood" o EP anterior e você verá seu dia/astral ganhar traços de felicidade, simples assim.

***** Interview with Happypills *****

Q. When did Happypills begin? Tell us about the history...
Happypills is the DIY bedroom project of Yuki Kondo. I released my first demo EP in March 2018, recording it entirely in my bedroom in Fukuoka, Japan.

I didn’t think of writing songs myself until then but it all started when I found DIY artists such as The Drums, Fazerdaze, Castlebeat, etc.I was attracted to their simple but jangly guitar riffs and I got into DIY bedroom pop so much that I tried to write songs myself.

In addition, I used to like Japanese artists such as BUMP OF CHICKEN, Galileo Galilei, PELICAN FANCLUB, and so on.So I attempted to make songs in between DIY dream pop and Japanese rock.Thus Happypills began.

Q: Who are your influences?
Many indie dream pop artists are my impetus for writing songs.For example, The Drums, The Pains of Being At Heart, Fazerdaze, Snail Mail, Beach Fossils, DIIV, Castlebeat, Surf Rock is Dead, Acid Ghost, and many more.As I said before, some Japanese artists and maybe many artists that I have liked for long time influence my songs.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
That is a difficult decision for me.
BUMP OF CHICKEN “Flame Vein”
Galileo Galilei "PORTAL"
The Drums "The Drums"
Fazerdaze "Morningside"
Acid Ghost "Warhol"

If anything, these albums are my favorite and inspired me to write my own songs.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I've never played live before so I want to play my songs on the stage sometime.


Q. How do you describe Happypills´ sounds?
DIY bedroom dream pop with lyrics in Japanese.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Everything is recorded in my apartment. First I usually determine bpm and program drum patterns, then add guitars and bass, and then add vocals at the end.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
illuminati hotties(US), whenyoung(UK), Bird Bear Hare and Fish(Japan), Store Front(US)

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
If I try to cover songs with lyrics in English, I want to make a cover version of Blink-182.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
I wanna make songs at my own pace.I play the guitar what I want:)

Q: Any parting words?
My new EP『In Childhood』released on Bandcamp in October.Please try listening if you like.

Thank you all for finding and featuring me.

It was nice meeting you.Please take care of yourself:)
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https://www.facebook.com/Happypillsjapan/

segunda-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2018

V​.​Diasz | Luan Rodrigues​ | Filipe Fela Montparnasse​ | Pedro Nes​ | Wicca Surf, "Coach Para O Fracasso" - Track by Track


Hoje nasce um projeto indigesto para a maciça maioria, certamente não recomendado a indie kids, falo de "Coach Para O Fracasso" um disco/manifesto composto por V​.​Diasz | Luan Rodrigues​ | Filipe Fela Montparnasse​ | Pedro Nes​ e  Wicca Surf.

Sinteticamente poderíamos resumir a obra como um trip hop psych com roupagem de baixa qualidade, mas existe um requinte inserido nas nove canções (sic), talvez fritações, ou seria delírios musicados? A resposta pode ser a reunião destas supostas afirmações, mas o entendimento de "Coach Para O Fracasso" é altamente subjetivo e interpretativo, variando conforme estado psíquico do receptor.

Mas, para melhor entendimento, o TBTCI recrutou os criadores da obra para revelarem segredos e a interpretação mais fiel a concepção de "Coach Para O Fracasso", mas veja, independentemente do que os emissores/criadores disseram, esta viagem é absolutamente pessoal e intransferível. 

Tenha uma boa viagem.....



***** V​.​Diasz | Luan Rodrigues​ | Filipe Fela Montparnasse​ | Pedro Nes​ | Wicca Surf   *****

"Coach Para O Fracasso" -  Track By Track



1 - V.Diasz - O protagonismo hoje em dia

Intro do disco. Andei escutando muito Tricky esses tempos e busquei flertar com o Trip Hop.

2 - V.Diasz - Tudo que você procurou 

Seguindo na mesma onda, nesse disco as emoções foram as principais influências no processo de criação. O vazio existente dentro de mim transparece nessas primeiras faixas.

3 - V.Diasz - Como gerar (des)interesse 04:36

Dedilhado simples em DADGAD. Folk deprê anunciando mudanças que nunca acontecem.

4 - V.Diasz | Luan Rodrigues | Fellapi - Noite Clara 

V.Diasz - Essa foi a primeira que eu comecei a mexer na intenção de criar o disco... A guitarra loopada do Luan me deixou à vontade para procurar um beat e sincar, depois disso foram gravadas algumas microfonias (devidamente molhadas em reverb) e a voz veio por último. O Felappi tinha me mandado a linha de Noite Clara e Arma Branda (do lowgain) juntas.. E mais uma vez rolou esse nu wave sem pé nem cabeça. Música Estranha Brasileira.

Luan Rodrigues (RN) - Eu curto como ele consegue quebrar e englobar tudo dentro de um conceito muito particular de música. As coisas sempre parecem desconexas mas funcionando dentro de um padrão esquizofrênico de batidas, muito rap, muito de muita coisa no meio.

Felappi (RJ) - É outra parada… Essa música o Pedrinho Junqueira gravou pro disco do Negro Léo, ai o guitarrista do Gilber T gravou o violão. Eu mudei a letra original, o que foi meio complicado pro Junqueira. Mas depois ele aceitou. Minha banda acabou, antes de eu lançar a música. Mudei a letra toda, cortei mil paradas. A minha é meio Antony and The Johnsons (heheh)

5 - Wiccasurf | V.Diasz - DARKWAVE (Sétimo Selo) 

V.Diasz - Esse som chegou em mim praticamente pronto! Só coloquei o sample do filme “Sétimo Selo” de 1959 - Um dialogo do Cavaleiro com a Morte e o refrão. No começo ia investir em algo mais spokenwords, até escrevi uma letra, mas optei pelo sample e o refrão mesmo.

WiccaSurf (MCZ) Eu acho muito interessante quando a música mesmo com poucos elementos consegue sugerir uma ideia, clima ou sensação. Darkwave pra mim soa como um desconforto familiar, uma ideia de que o pessoal mais gótico explorou bem de falar do espectro negativo da experiência humana com um certo destacamento, até ironia. Internet, atmosferas pesadas mas completamente dançante de um jeito confuso porque nada realmente é importante, acho que é por aí a ideia da música.

6 - Pedro Nes | V.Diasz - Softmasterpiece.wav 

V.DIASZ - Conheço o Pedro faz tempo, mas foi quando ele mudou para Portugal que começamos essa parceria. Ele tinha mandado uma batida e em seguida eu gravei um piano fuzz, e uma guitarra no reverse.

Pedro Nes (PO) O beat foi feito do jeito que eu costumo fazer tudo em música, cambaleando entre os sons, às vezes de uma maneira bem aleatória. Em vez da virtuose de instrumentista, vou tocando e montando as coisas devagarzinho, como uma colagem, até ficar legal. É difícil programar uma percussão pra soar natural, mas ao mesmo tempo o software abre muitas possibilidades pra criar detalhes e texturas inusitadas.

7 - Luan Rodrigues | V.Diasz - I'm a ghost
8 - Luan Rodrigues | V.Diasz - You are Ghost

V.Diasz - Logo que eu ouvi gostei de cara, elas vieram na vibe de “wanna be old” do Low Gain e marcam o lado mais distorcido da coisa. Só tive o trabalho e cantar e fazer as letras. São os sons mais diferentes da vibe do disco (que é bem diferente uma da outra hahaha)

Luan Rodrigues (RN) - Boa parte dos synths que usei com Vinícius são fragmentos de ideias que já havia gravado e nunca usado. São coisas soltas que ele foi montado dentro da estrutura do próprio som. Em uma das faixas tentei tirar algo mais industrial usando o som saturado de batidas em uma cadeira e uma guitarra com fuzz no talo. A suite do ghost começa lenta e vai encorpando pra terminar a progressão nesse explosão desengonçada de fuzz gloriosamente fora de tempo



9 - V.Diasz - NOISYDARKNESS

Folk psych gravado no meio do quintal que conta a história de um andarilho um pouco descompensado das ideias.
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https://www.facebook.com/vv.diasz/

Le même discours with B LE U N U IT - An Interview


O quarteto canadense B LE U N U IT, segue de certa maneira outros canadenses mais famosos, o Preoccupations, no sentindo caos e sombras. Neste caso, fica óbvio, que estamos lidando com pós punk torto e quebradiço.

Os caras estão com um novo single chamado "Le même discours", algo como se Serge Gainsbourg resolvesse adentrar ao mundo cinzento e fantasmagórico do pós punk.

A diferença é que o B LE U N U IT possui um certo sarcasmo que dá um tom altamente particular em sua música.

Um EP e dois singles, por hora é isso, infelizmente, porque o que temos aqui é algo poderoso....aguardemos os próximos passos dos caras.


***** Interview with B LE U N U IT *****


Q. When did B LE U N U IT begin? Tell us about the history
It all started after the separation of my other band, Pandacide. I wanted to do something else. So I contacted my actual bassist Maxime and my good friend Nicolas to build demos that I recorded at home. After came the desire to do shows and so on. The welcome was very positive and we did a lot of shows in less than a year! Then came the signature with Michel Records (Corridor, Halo Maud, Victim).

Q: Who are your influences?
We love Preoccupations and everything they have done before. Personally, I am a very big fan of Joy Division. Ian Curtis is one of my idols. In high school, I listened to a lot of Malajube! Besides, it's Julien (the singer) who produces and mixes our album. I think our influences come from different styles as each member listens to different artists. Whether it's hip-hop or alternative, we love good music that we can identify with, sing, feel and sometimes dance when we've drunk ... hehe.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time
Melody’s Echo Chamber - Melody’s Echo Chamber
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
Viet Cong – Viet Cong
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin – Gainsbourg Birkin

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Better and better every time! We love doing shows. People are very receptive and their faces are priceless, haha. We like to move and take a lot of space on a stage and the dynamics between us is exceptional. It's even more special when you play in english-speaking cities where people sing our songs, even if sing in french.

Q. How do you describe B LE U N U IT´s sounds?
We delivers a post-punk that combines the ghostly sound of our slamming guitars with crisp tense lyrics for a truly disturbing experience. With a diffuse punk attitude that finds its signature, halfway between Joy Division's dark sonority and Malajube's poetry. Disguised guitars at the front, minimal voices at the back and catchy rhythmic give a wall of sound beefy and effective. We managed to swing powerful compositions while delivering a pop inflection to our compositions, giving us the freedom to improvise on stage.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
It's a very long process. I always arrive with quite advanced demos made at home. After what we make the arrangements together during our practices. Then, the Julien comes to put his signature and his ideas. So we get to have our sound. After all that, comes the mix. This is where everything takes shape and several versions of the songs are created. We often redo the structures. It really gets the best of the song. I have to redo the voices sometimes and other instruments...to be sure to catch the right grip! In short, it's a long, costly process. In the end, I fall in love when I listen to the songs.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Recently on tour last summer, we discovered Bodega and Lithics. Two excellent post-punk band that influences us now! There is also the Kommissars from Sudbury, Ontario. Very powerful and energetic on stage. Also! D.U.D.S. Huge band influenced by several currents that derives from post-punk.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Not at all interested in doing that, haha. But maybe Les pages anonymes from Julien Gasc. An artist with whom we will collaborate on our next album.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We are going to release our first album in April 2019 under Michel Records in Canada and Requiem Pour Un Twister in France. Probably a tour in May 2019 to promote this album. We would also like to go to France to play some dates! We also have another EP that will be release at the end of 2019...more to come!

Q: Any parting words?
Visit our Facebook for more details about our upcoming shows/music. Find our instagram to see beautiful pictures of us! We are very beautiful.
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https://bleunuitmtl.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/bleunuitmtl

quinta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2018

Endless Chase with Boundaries - An Interview


Partindo do pressuposto de que se o Joy Division tivesse um filho com o METZ, ele se chamaria Boundaries, esse exercício imaginário cabe perfeitamente para o quinteto dinamarquês, Boundaries.

Sombrios sem serem suicidas, barulhentos sem extremismos, os caras ficam em uma tênue linha entre as cinzas e o caos.

O EP homônimo veio ao mundo há três dias atrás, mas vem sido criado desde 2017, e segundo a banda, modificado e repaginado diversas vezes para não apenas soarem como mais um cover do Joy Division.

Bem, os caras tiveram pleno êxito na missão, o fantasma de Ian Curtis permeia o EP mas dá de cara com a paranoia dos novos tempos.

Escute alto, é claro.

***** Interview with Boundaries *****



Q. When did Boundaries begin? Tell us about the history…
We started out a couple years ago when I began to record some demos of my own just for fun. I have never considered myself a singer or anything, but after years of playing with other singers or backing other artists, it felt very liberating to do something completely on my own. After the first couple demos I played it to Emil (guitar player), and to my huge surprise he liked the songs and then we sort of created the band, just being the two of us in the beginning. Shortly after Jacob and Jonas joined the band, and we played with that constellation for a year. Recently during the recording of the EP, Morten joined us and has since been an integral part of the band

Q: Who are your influences?
I think it is safe to say that the influences vary quite a lot depending on who you ask in our band.

When I started the band I was very influenced by the usual suspects when it comes to post punk / Shoegaze acts such as New order, Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine. I think it is alright to be very honest about your influences when you start to write your own music, but then gradually move away from it after your first release. We are currently in the process of writing new music and lately I have felt very influenced by Death Grips, JPEGMAFIA and Skee Mask, which is something that is usually out of my comfort zone. That being said I have also felt very inspired by the latest records from acts such as METZ, Idles and Ought, which might not come as a huge surprise for people who listen to our music.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Not in any given order.

My Bloody Valentine - loveless
Women - Public Strain
Pixies - Doolittle
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
Scott Walker - Scott 3

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We enjoy it a lot. We are a group of really tight friends, so it is always fun to go out and play the songs. I also believe we enjoy the challenge of re structuring the songs for live use. Our recording process sometimes is quite comprehensive, and contains a lot of layers and details, so it’s usually a fun challenge to condense these recordings into a simple band context, with a only 5 sets of hands instead of a 30 track mixing desk.

Q. How do you describe Boundaries´ sounds?
I would place us on the edge between shoegaze and post punk.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
It’s been a fairly long process. We started with our first recordings in the spring of 2017, but we felt that it was important to work a lot with the songs to obtain a more personal sound, and not just sound like another Joy Division cover band. We write the songs very collaboratively, where someone brings a demo to the studio or rehearsal, and then we kind of take it from there.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Lately I have been really into this artist called Kraus, who sounds like if Death Grips decided to make a shoegaze album. It is almost impossible to find any info on this guy, but I would really recommend people to check out his music despite that. Apart from him there a lot of Danish bands I would recommend as well, such as The Entrepreneurs, Leizure, Spines, Blood Child, Eerie Glue, Gents, ATUSJI and Hoy La.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I am not entirely sure if we will ever play a cover, but if I had to choose I would pick I Cant Go for That (No Can Do) by Daryl Hall and John Oates. That would be quite a laugh.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
In the nearest future we are going to play some shows backing up the EP, but as mentioned prior, we are already starting to write new songs, and we will hopefully release new music again in 2019.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you for the interview!

Hopefully it will get us closer to playing a show in Brazil some day.
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