Os suecos do Mary and The Hookers são aquela tipica banda que já nos primeiros acordes você instantaneamente solta consigo mesmo "afffffffff", neo psicodelismo bruto e uma das grandes canções psych dos últimos tempos, Save Yourself é o nome da pérola.
Esta tudo contido nos quatro minutos e dois segundos de pura trip, tem 60´s, tem shoegazer, tem psych, tem BJM, tem absolutamente tudo certo na medida certa, uma canção que poderia certamente virar hit, ou algum tipo de hino, mas vocês bem sabem como são as coisas, mas por aqui é predileta mesmo.
Logo menos vem um 7" oficial da banda que ainda esta por escrever sua própria história, e como de praxe o TBTCI traz do submundo para a superfície, boa viagem com Mary and The Hookers.
***** Interview with Mary and The Hookers *****
Q. When did Mary and The Hookers starts, tell us about the history...
Mary & The Hookers was formed in the summer of 2012 in Stockholm Sweden. I (Christian) met Robin (Our ex guitarist) in a bar and talked music over a few beers. After a couple days later we came to the conclusion that we should start a band. So i started to write some material for us to play. we wrote a few songs together and realized that we needed to be more people in the band, that's when we met Peter who still play guitar and a bunch of other people that is history now. We played as a 8-piece band in a few Local shows here in stockholm, recorded our first EP "You Made me/Schizophrenia" & our single "Save Yourself". Later on we went to London for a 5 days tour. After a long time of brawl & trouble between band members we decided to change the lineup wich today is, Christian Jansson - Vocals, Guitar Peter högås - Guitar Simon Linder - Guitar Oskar Nylén - Bass Niklas Mellberg - Drums
Q: Who are your influences?
A lot of 80s, 90s Psych bands, Folk music from around the world, nuggets garage bands from the 60s
Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Ravi Shankar - Music of India
Rolling Stones - Satanic Majesties Request
Spacemen 3 - Sound of Confusion
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Darklands
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Give It Back!
Q. How do you fell playing live?
"You've released the fucking fury " -Yngwie Malmsteens, haha. I would say that we have something meditative together when we play live.
Q. How do you describe Mary & The Hookers´ sounds?
Space,Death,Love & anxiety
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Most often we write something together in the rehearsal room and then call our friend Stefan Brändström who owns the studio "Dustward" in Gamla Stan here in Stockholm. He got alot of cool vintage stuff to borrow when we are recording.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
There is so many bands so i will just name drop some stuff, The Junkyard Liberty, The Mushroom Club, The Wands, The Babe Rainbow, Vibravoid, The Laurels, Orange Revival etc..
Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I think The Answer - Why You Smile would be cool to do!
Q: What´s the plans for future....
We are recording a 7"inch vinyl "Sonic Freedom" which we will release soon and hopefully get on tour next year!
Q: Any parting words?
"Make music evil"