quarta-feira, 28 de novembro de 2012

Teenage Kicks with St. Deluxe - An Interview

Buzzcocks, Undertones, Class of 86 com aquela dose de fuzzpop que tanto gostamos, essa é a cara que o St. Deluxe mostra no seu novíssimo Born Into Flame.

Os anoraks vão adorar....ah você nunca ouviu o termo anorak?!?!?Putz faz tempo mesmo, anorak eram aqueles casacos usados pela galera do Pastels, Shop Assistants e outros tantos, um casaco sujo e maltrapilho, e o termo foi incorporado no fuzz sujo que essas bandas faziam no seu som lá no longínquo 1986, dai veio a NME e meteu a cena num cassete e intitulou a Classe de 86. 

A historinha acima ilustra bem esse Born Into Flame, disco daqueles totalmente descomprometido e sem maiores intenções, mas óbvio que te fisga de imediato, e fica ouvindo e marcando o compasso com os pés, e lembrando como era espetacular mandarmos aquele air guitar nos porões sujos de SP, ou de qualquer outra cidade, tanto faz, o fuzzpop do St. Deluxe é universal, um belo disco que presta homenagem a uma época que chacoalhou o Reino Unido e mexeu com as estruturas da musica alternativa, por essas e outras tipo, pegue seu St. Deluxe e divirta-se. Ah detalhe, logicamente eles são de Glasgow.

Lógico, que o TBTCI conversou com os caras, veja ai a molecada do St. Deluxe mandando a verborragia.

***** Interview with St. Deluxe *****


Q. When St Deluxe starts, tell us about the history...
Jamie and Martin grew up in the same street, so have known each other since they were kids. I (Brian) was playing in a band with Jamie and our previous drummer Stuart; Jamie and Martin wanted to start a band so St Deluxe was born. Stuart left a couple of years ago to concentrate on other things, then we got Jamie's brother Ross in to play the drums. St Deluxe is now the main musical focus for us all.

Q: Who are your influences?
We all like different stuff but share a love for the noisier end of indie rock, shoegaze, punk etc.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Today it's maybe (for Brian): Melvins - Lysol, My Bloody Valentine - Loveless, The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour, Beatles – White Album, Stooges - Funhouse. Tomorrow probably something different!

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
We love playing live. The whole process of driving to the gig, getting a few beers, playing, then getting a few more beers is as fun as it sounds. The actual gigs always feel cathartic and somehow necessary - letting out some of the frustrations and tensions of our normal lives keeps us all reasonably sane!

Q. How do you describe St. Deluxe sounds?
Off-kilter pop wrapped up in beautiful noise.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording ?
We record as much as a live band as possible – we aim to get an exciting take (usually first or second) and then smother it with more noise if it needs it! Sometimes we work with producers (we’ve worked with Calvin Johnson, Stuart Braithwaite and Gordon Keen in the last few years) who bring ideas about the songs, but quite often we as a band have a clear idea of how it should sound before we start recording.


Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
There are some great Scottish groups at the moment who are on roughly the same page as us, like PAWS and Edinburgh School for the Deaf. Both great noisy bands. I (Brian) also highly recommend Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Black Sabbath meets Beatles meets Raw Power by Iggy and The Stooges.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We’ve done a few covers already! We’ve recorded versions of Big River by Johnny Cash, She Cracked by the Modern Lovers, Levitation by 13th Floor Elevators amongst others. We always try to do something a bit different to the song and to make it our own if we can.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We’ve already started writing and recording for our next record – hopefully this will appear in 2013. And we hope to play a lot more gigs too!

Q: Any parting words?
Be good. If you cant be good, be careful.