quinta-feira, 11 de abril de 2013

(When you wake) You're Still in a Dream with Star Horse - An Interview

Shoegazer e Class of 86 em conjunto é basicamente jogo ganho certo? Lógico que sim.....

Daí fica fácil escrever sobre o Star Horse, diretamente de Stockholm o grupo já tem no currículo dois EP´s Crush do final do ano passado e Lust lancado mês passado, digamos assim, o Star Horse é o RDS da Europa, vocais menino/menina pegajosos e guitarras estridentes e sonhadoras, ah sim a formula não é nova, óbvio, escola MBV, mas é uma delicia quando a reverência é verdadeira e sem embromacões, é curto e direto, e dai o TBTCI vai e sonha em conjunto com o Star Horse.

Como de praxe, entrevista exclusiva a nós, sonhadores de plantão.

***** Interview with Star Horse *****

Q. When did Star Horse starts, tell us about the history...
Maja and Andreas met in Tokyo where they first talked about starting a band. Back in Stockholm they started playing in the beginning of 2011. We played with some friends that quit later on, but it feels like it really became a band when finally Samuel joined later that year. When Joel (who sings on Home) quit in 2012, Kristian started playing bass with us instead. Some might think that’s where the funky started.

Q: Who are your influences?
MBV, Ringo DeathStarr, Mono, VU, Pastels, Pixies, Citrus, Radiohead, Twin Peaks

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
It’s really hard to make a top five list because we have quite different tastes in music but....

Andreas Libertines - Up the Bracket
Maja Pastels/Tenniscoats - Two Sunsets
Kristian Radiohead - Hail to the thief
Samuel Bloc Party - Silent alarm
Star Horse Twin Peaks OST

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love it. But maybe we don’t show it. We probably just look nervous or shy. Or perhaps shoegaze.

Q. How do you describe Star Horse’s sound?
Some part of the music have a shoegaze vibe and some of it represent something else. Like a mix of our influences. Like a band with multiple personality disorder.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the eps?
Last spring, we had a bunch of songs and decided to record 17 of them. We recorded the drums in a “real” studio and engineered the rest of the recording by ourselves in our rehearsal place. Almost all the guitars are recorded with both a condenser mic and one dynamic mic, where the bad placement resulted in some minor phasing problems, hehe. We didn’t have any real bass amp at the moment so we just recorded it line-in. The whole process of recording by ourselves was quite hard since no one of us has a lot of experience doing it, but it was really fun and learningful.

15 of the songs have or will be released. One song just didn’t make it because we couldn’t find a place for it on one of the EPs and the other one was badly recorded so we wanted to re-record it at some other time.

The first EP, Crush, was mixed by the band together with our friend Martin Löwdin and Lust was mixed by Tom Ekander.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Shiny Darkly, Gum

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Lately we’ve been toying around with “I Will Wait For You” from the musical “Les Parapluis de Cherbourg”!

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We have some gigs booked and then there’s one EP left to release from the recording session last year that hopefully will see the light of day in May! After that we hope to get back in the studio some time in the summer to start working on something new, maybe an album, maybe an EP. We would love to put something out on vinyl. We have some really nice new tunes. The sound of the new songs are more dynamic, mixing distortion with clean guitar a lot more. We maybe put in some more synthezisers as well. More dreamy.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks Andreas