terça-feira, 2 de julho de 2013

Insect Guide with Suzy Blu - An Interview

Sem muito blá blá, o Insect Guide simplesmente despontou há alguns anos atrás como um dos prediletos deste que vos escreve, vocais sexies, guitarras barulhentas, ambientacão dark, um verdadeiro pout pourri para admiradores do shoegazer e pos punk, mas simplesmente sumiram, desapareceram e ficamos orfãos.

Mas, eis que Miss Suzy retorna com seu mais novo projeto, Suzy Blu, menos barulhento, mais dancante e tã o sexy quanto o Insect Guide, agora Miss Su vem mais provocante, mas não se engane o barulho que a garota faz continua sedutor.

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***** Interview with Suzy Blu *****

Q. When did Suzy Blu, tell us about the history...
I think I've always been SuzyBlu! Whatever band I play in and whoever else I work with and whatever style of music I need to make, I am always me. my style shifts and adapts based on what is happening in my life and to the people around me. My world is really important to me and I find other people very interesting to write about. I love the way they interact with each other and the relationships they have with me so writing music and poetry to reflect that is the only way that I know how to express all of those stories and emotions and passions. With this Suzy Blu stuff I'm really enjoying making good dark electronic pop music...I'm not sure what that says about my world at the moment!

Q: Who are your influences?
Like most artists I've got broad tastes. I find it difficult to believe that you could possible be creative if you're narrow minded. Musically the things I've listened to in the past week are Sonic Youth, Team Ghost, Leonard Cohen, OMD, Cyprus Hill, Blondie, Pink Floyd...that will all change next week though!
My current reading is 'Careless People' by Sarah Churchwell, 'Birdsong' by Sebastian Faulks and I dip in and out of the writings of Dorothy Parker constantly.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
No! I can't do that. It's too difficult. I've been raised around music, my dad collects music and we have a room in my parents' house called the Record Room where there is nothing but music, so for me I've always been surrounded by songs and albums. To narrow it down to five albums would be far too difficult for me! I would be filled with regret the second I listed anything.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is such a thrilling part of making music! Songs change over time when you play live and take on a bit of a life of their own. Naturally the expression of songs changes as our lives change and thats exciting. Plus there's nothing better than getting out there, nice and close to the audience, sometimes too close!

Q. How do you describe Suzy Blu sounds?
Electronic dark pop gaze music? I tend to let other people decide what it sounds like..unless they're wrong! Then I'm mortally offended. I can be very difficult!

Q: Tell us about the process of recording songs?
For me it starts with a poem and an expression and someone's story. Stan and I write the songs together. We hole up in a room and make sounds till we're happy and excited. If we're not excited then we write something else.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Team Ghost from Paris. They play amazing songs and when we supported them live in Leeds they played a drum machine with so much passion it made me want to get on stage and join in (don't worry I didn't!).

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We recently did a cover of Last Night by the Strokes because we were playing a tour on the East Coast of America and we wanted to pay tribute to a song and a moment in history. We play it differently to them but that's an accident! It was a lot if fun playing it live on tour and it's a nice moment when an audience suddenly recognises that you're doing a cover version.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I want to play lots of gigs all over the world and spend lots of nights writing songs with Stan whilst we drink rum and my dog runs around us. I'd like a new drum machine as well (not a hint!)

Q: Any parting words?
Now I'm going to play music you can dance to...and you should.