segunda-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2015

Ghost Riders with Frankie Teardrop Dead - An Interview

Algumas coisas acontecem sem maiores explicações, simplesmente acontecem e não há como fugir ou negar. Foi exatamente o que aconteceu durante uma das muitas pesquisas feitas pelo TBTCI dentro do submundo dos bons sons, quando eis que do nada dei de cara com um nome - Frankie Teardrop Dead - simplesmente genial, remetendo a clássica e assustadora canção do Suicide de seu primeiro e essencial álbum. Não teve como eu não me submeter a audição. E o resultado? Chapação!!!

V.U., Suicide, BJM, Spacemen 3, experimentações e acidez permeiam a sonoridade dos caras. Nada oficial ainda lançado, digo ainda porque o debute esta para vir ao mundo, "Better than some, Worse than others" é o nome do que esta por vir. As demos e algumas músicas em vídeos espalhados pela web dão o gostosinho do que vira.

Fritação, piração, ao melhor estilo Anton Newcombe, é muito provável que o debute do Frankie Teardrop Dead torne-se álbum de cabeceira, simplesmente assim, sem maiores explicações, como deve ser.

***** Interview with Frankie Teardrop Dead *****

Q. When did Frankie Teardrop Dead started, tell us about the history...
A. We started back in 2011, with 8 band members, 5 songs and 1 cover... There was no real plans at first, just wanted to play music with some friends, more of a punk approach.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. We try and take influences from everywhere, we listen to a wide range of music from Steve Reich to Spaceman 3. From sounds and lyrics from Roxy Music to drones and beats from Suicide.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. Hard to limit ourselves to 5...
Brian Wilson-Smile
The Velvet Underground-Self-titled
Roxy Music-72
John Lennon-Mind Games
Brian Jonestown Massacre-Give it back

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. Depends what we are on if you know what i mean.

Q. How do you describe Frankie Teardrop Dead sounds?
A. We always say "band music" whenever we get asked that question but that is pretty vague... so sometimes psychedelic, sometimes blues, sometimes shoe-gaze, we always try and experiment with different sounds, not limiting ourselves.

Q. Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
A. Its very free form, always different, most of our songs have come from jams, a real collective effort. We started off in our bedroom in a grim warehouse in North London and have progressed to a nicer warehouse in East London, we record, mix everything ourselves. It could take us a day to record a whole song or could take up to a couple of weeks, every song has been different so far.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended? 
A.We haven't seen many new bands that we really like since we have been gigging but the 2 that always spring to mind are: Orphans and Vandals Colourmasks Both of them very underrated, they deserve more credit.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
A.We don't really believe in covers if you have your own songs but when we did first start out we didn't have enough songs for our first gig so we did a cover of a cover... It was "Im Free" by the Soup Dragons, by The Rolling Stones.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. We have our 1st album on vinyl coming out in a few weeks titled "Better than some, Worse than others" released by an independent London based label called "Unit 8 Studios" and we are trying to finish the 2nd album ready to come out in Spring/Summer. Lots of gigs around the UK hopefully and there is talk of touring in France.

Q: Any parting words?
A.Turn on, Tune in, Drop out. Peace