sexta-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2015

Funhouse with Factotum - An Interview




MC5, Stooges, Mudhoney e Thee Oh Sees é a fonte primal do Factotum, ingleses de Bristol.

Uma insanidade brutal em colossais esporros sonoros pra desgraçar tudo e todos.

O álbum dos caras é simplesmente avassalador e deve ser imediatamente ouvido sem nem pensar.

Não tem espaço pra respiro por aqui, o lance é destruidor mesmo, sem mais.


***** Interview with Factotum *****


Q. When did Factotum started, tell us about the history...
Alex: We started when I met Karl at a gig I played at with my other band The Bad Joke That Ended Well.

Karl: Al played pub I worked at we talked about fuzz pedals for a little bit

Q: Who are your influences?

Alex: Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Thee Oh Sees and Chet Baker.

Karl: Lots of garage, ever so often we manage to make a song sound oh sees’y and that’s always a good moment. Always love watching Metz if we could get anywhere near that live it would be a good day.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Alex:
Tom Waits – Blue Valentine
Captain Beefheart – Safe As Milk
Nirvana – Bleach
Nuggets – Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era
KAK – S/T

Karl:
Chet baker - Chet baker sings
Modest mouse – Lonesome Crowded West
Pure x – pleasure
Parquet courts – Light up gold
Titus Andronicus – The airing of grievances
The Almighty defenders – The almighty defenders

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Alex:Aware
Karl: Sweaty

Q. How do you describe Factotum sounds?
Alex:Heavy garage rock with tintes of psych and blues.

Karl: All killer no filler


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Alex:I like to do most things live so that you can capture the energy. So far I think we’ve failed to get exactly what were looking for. That’s probably down to the simplicity of the songs though.

Karl: Sometimes I do it , sometimes Al does it , Sometimes our friend Dom does it. Usually 95% live can lead to some odd timings

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?

Alex:Taos Humm

Karl:
Bristol Bands- Idles Spectres Taos Humm Tara Clerkin Velcro Hooks

Of the wider world- Brown Brogues, Chad Van Galen Cate Le Bon, Heaters, Hookworms, Pain Dimension, The Red Cords

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Alex:Tom Waits covering Rain Dogs.

Karl: Been trying to put a Bruce Springsteen one together for a few years its never quiet worked out though

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Alex: We have a record coming out on Stolen Body Records on March 6th which is a split with US band Black Fruit (you should check them out). Were also working on our next full length LP which should be out later in the year. Im also going to be a dad.

Karl: Writing a new record, learn at least one new type of drum beat.

Q: Any parting words?
Alex: How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 8:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so? – Bukowski

Karl: Big love to our galaxy Hedwig she’s a strong old girl
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Thanks guys

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