quarta-feira, 7 de maio de 2014

Ecstasy and Wine with Kindlng - An Interview

Shoegazer e noisepop  esta é a praia do Kindling, e pra alegria dos fanáticos de plantão o debute Space Room é daqueles disquinhos grudentos com ares noventistas, muito fuzz, Black Tambourines e afins permeiam a sonoridade deles.

Prato cheio pra praticar air guitar.

***** Interview with Kindling *****

Q. When did Kindling starts, tell us about the history...
We only started playing together in February, but we have been married for a year and a half, which is kind of like being in a band with someone, just without the music.

Q: Who are your influences?
For Kindling, our biggest points of inspiration are MBV's pre-Loveless records, fuzz-based American indie like Yo La Tengo/Dinosaur/Sonic Youth, the early '80s Dunedin Sound/Flying Nun scene, the minimalism of Wire, and when we were writing our first two songs (Young Thirties & Destroyer), Guided By Voices were a big part. And, I mean, as far as non-musical influences go, I think we've drawn a lot of our inspiration from moving out of the city, being able to enjoy the outdoors and nature a bit more in Western MA. It's given us more of a chance to breathe, to appreciate what's around us.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
That's too hard a question to answer seriously, so we'll go with:
Loveless, Isn't Anything, You Made Me Realize, Feed Me With Your Kiss, and Ecstasy and Wine. Not necessarily in that order! :)

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Haven't yet! We hope to start getting out there in the coming months, for sure. Full band style, not just us two.

Q. How do you describe Kindling sounds?
Fuzz plus noise plus melody plus volume equals Kindling.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
So far, it's been very simple. I don't totally know what I'm doing, but we've been putting it all together at home in our music room, just on the computer. It goes from ideas & guitar parts to complete songs pretty quickly, not a lot of gestation time. Our first, like, six songs came together super fast, but we've been a little more patient with our newer ones.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Bent Shapes from Boston have this one song called "Hex Maneuvers" that is one of the best songs ever, Golden Gurls from Baltimore put out a record pretty recently that we've been digging, our Western MA buddies Longings, Fake, and Potty Mouth are great, as are Dweller on the Threshold and Passerine, from a little ways north of us. As far as bands we haven't met go, the new Cheatahs LP is incredible, and we were both very into Technicolor Teeth when they came around on tour.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We did a cover of "The 15th" by Wire and had so much fun with it that we may do another song of theirs, but have talked about doing covers by bands as different from each other as Jesus & Mary Chain, The Ronettes, Tall Dwarfs, The Charlottes, Vashti Bunyan... We love doing covers, though, and don't think we'd ever exhaust the world of possibilities.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Well, we're just finishing up a 4-song 7" that will be out in the next month or two, which is recorded at home, similar to our demo, with just us two. After that, we're going to head to our friend Will at Dead Air Studios to record a full-length, like 12 songs or around there. Hopefully that will be wrapped up by summertime. We haven't put any effort into looking for someone to help us release that yet, but, you know - one step at a time!

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you so much for the interview! We hope you like the demo!
Thanks Stephen