quinta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2012

Almost Gold with The Waves - An Interview


Contatos imediatados viraram rotina no TBTCI, motivo de orgulho total, porque os leitores são exatamente os músicos e os fãs verdadeiros, ou seja, o TBTCI venceu.

Um dos mais recentes contatos atende pelo nome de The Waves, shoegazer psicodelico, do jeito que adoramos, tudo esta contido no novissimo ep Blue Mantra, nome mais do que sugestivo para os iniciados no TBTCI, o ponto é que Blue Mantra traz 4 perolas, Untitled, Already Gone, Lucylou e Rocket Driver, vão se complementando uma após a outra, sem ordem ou preferencia, simplesmente o ep é viciante, já nos primeiros acordes sua cabeça balançará e seus pés marcarão o compasso, simples assim.

The Waves e seu Blue Mantra é grudento pegajoso, um droga daqueles de viciar até ficar extasiado sem como reagir, psicodelia colorida envolta a uma atmosfera mezzo shoegazer mezzo freak com uma apetite por J&MC que vou falar, um deleite.

E aí como de praxe tem entrevista sempre exclusiva com The Waves, aqui no TBTCI.

***** Interview with The Waves *****

Q. When did The Waves start tell us about the history...
A: We started out around 3 year back, there's no great story behind us I'm afraid. I think initially it was just a case of wanting to start a band believing we could do something more interesting and better than the music in our area, considering where we are from that's not so bold. Plus we were just buzzing off music at the time and inspired by finding a few bands that blew us away. We've known each other from our school days (Ryan & James). Between us we have written all the music so far. Two E.P's When You Open The Door last year and Blue Mantra this year. In that time we have been collecting members to join us full time and for gigs and we're just about there, Pat our mate joined us on bass and more recently David on Drums.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Lots of 60's and 90's stuff mainly, its tough to name just a few bands that influence your full sound
As its easy to draw influence from anywhere with music, a small part of any song or a sound from anything even a unrelated genre But as a solid staple I would say Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spiritualized, Jesus and Mary Chain, Beatles & Stones.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: Very hard question.. It would have been hard to choose top 5 artists

A good way we can do this is to choose what initially comes to the top of our heads first and leave it at that.
Otherwise it would take too much thought and justification.. We got

The Velvet Underground & Nico
Jesus and Marychain Honeys Dead
Beatles Revolver / Rubber Soul (couldn't decide)
Pixies Doolittle
Iggy Pop Lust Lor Life

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: Unfortunately we have not yet played live yet. We have only just found a drummer to play with us!
Although we have put out two EPs its just two of us that's recorded them, so like I said before its been a case of building a Band from there. Its still early days for us but playing live is in the post, we're really looking forward to it.

Q. How do you describe The Waves sounds?
A: I don't know.. Its just psychedelic rock or pop as far as we're concerned. Our influences get passed through us and its our sound that comes out, with our own flavour like a guitar pedal. I think we are still tailoring slightly but the more we write the more we understand what's right for us. Its shaping up nice and natural.

Q. What´s represents the shoegazer classic era to the band?
A: early 90's.. After the initial spacemen3, early marychain, isnt anything in mid to late 80's around 91-92 or around about, you get Loveless, whirlpool, souvlaki, honeys dead, going blank again, telescopes untitled
all pure class!! In just a couple years

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A: Ceremony (old Skywave)
Sulk / Ruling Class
Ringo Deathstarr

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: I don't think we plan to do any covers, but these would be cool to play we recon
Beatles- Rain
JAMC- Head On
December Sound- Dead On A Cross

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A: Gigs, travel around some, we would like to do some gigs in Europe, get better, do an album, enjoy ourselves.

Q: Any parting words
A: choose love
Thanks Guys