terça-feira, 9 de setembro de 2014

A Stormy in Heaven with Purple Heart Parade - An Interview

De Manchester vem a trip psicodélica shoegazer do Purple Heart Parade que viaja profundamente nas nuances chapantes e delirantes do Verve era Stormy in Heaven.

Muito próximo de bandas da atualidade como Exit Calm e Lucid Dream muito pela maciça influéncia do Verve e outros ícones da Scene That Celebrates Itself, os caras mais parecem terem se teletransportados dos 90´s para os dias de hoje, o novo ep Painting Pictures mostra exatamente o que estou escrevendo, vai de cabeça e boa viagem.

Uma verdadeira celebração, altamente recomendado.

***** Interview with Purple Heart Parade *****

Q. When did Purple Heart Parade starts, tell us about the history...
Me and Ste ( Bass ) used to be in a band on the verge of greatness together many moons ago which sadly broke up in heartbreaking circumstances. Anyhow after a while Ste joined another group in which their singer left. Ste got in touch and asked if I fancied coming for a jam?. I'd not done anything for years and was in limbo tbh, I wasn't too sure about going? as I'd been out of music for too long. Luckily my girlfriend talked me round, I went along and it went like a dream.

Q: Who are your influences?
We have loads of influences from all decades and genres, I'm a massive Shoegaze fan and love bands like Ride,Verve,MBV etc...

I grew up in the same area as Mani - Sone Roses and Puressence, so seeing local lads making it big was also a massive influence, it showed that working class lads can have a crack at the big time too.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1.) A storm in Heaven - Verve.
2.) Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath.
3.) Spirit of Eden - Talk Talk.
4.) The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses. }
5.) Lazer Guided Melodies - Spiritulized,

That's a tough one that! It will have changed by the time this goes to press ha

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
I love playing live! Though you wouldn't think so?
If you met me just before a gig. I suffer from dreadful nerves which at times makes us have panic attacks and makes us vomit! Ha Once I'm up there, I just close my eyes as the tunes start and let the colours and magic fill my head and soul. I move about too much for some people, which I don't mind! Fuck em! I just get lost in the sounds, it's a beautiful feeling.

Q. How do you describe Purple heart Parade sounds?
A roller coaster ride through the heavens, soul scraping bone shaking spiritual bliss

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We lay the basic tracks down in the studio, and work on it a layer it with sonic dust at The Lunar Suite which is Stephen De Sarasolas ( our manager & sound engineer ) studio in Stretford, Manchester

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I love The Lucid Dream, I honestly think they're the best band in the UK. We're lucky enough to have them as friends which is cool as fuck. I'm digging Helicon, The Underground Youth, Dead Rabbits,Tess Parks, The Watchmakers, Black Market Karma etc... The scenes very healthy at the moment.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
My uncle was in Hermans Hermits and was good friends with The Hollies. I've always fancied doing I'm Alive by The Hollies, it would be a nice touch especially with us being a mancunian band. I've also thought we'd do a mean cover of Pets by Porno for Pyros.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We have our self funded debut single Painting Pictures coming out on a limited edition purple 7" and Drifter being released on tape cassette by Liverpool label Blak Hand Records which makes us very happy. Liverpool Psych Fest is also on the horizon which is amazing for me. I've been to the previous 2 as a punter and have loved it! I'd had 2 jams with the band when I attended the first festival. I vowed on that day, that I'd be playing one day! Ha, dreams can come true! A tour of Europe looks likely next year, so that's something that' excites us, fingers crossed Eindhoven and Austin take a shine to us and book us? Cough,cough,hint,hint

Q: Any parting words?
Peace,Love n 60's Dust xxxx

all questions were answered by Peter Cowap lead vocalist ( Reverb Controller & Tambourine Technician) at Purple Heart Parade