quinta-feira, 8 de janeiro de 2015

Nothern Soul with The Domino State - An Interview

Quando o Domino State lançou em 2010 o aclamado Uneasy Lies the Crown eles foram aclamados por crítica e público, era a chance do novo underground com influências de pós punk, Verve atingisse o grande público, masa indicação frustou-se, os caras se mantiveram no mesmo patamar e com a alcunha de banda alternativa que quase estourou.

Depois de 4 anos voltaram e lançaram no final do ano passado Open Heart World, com as mesma características do primeiro só que com uma pequena grande diferença, o álbum esta disponível gratuitamente no site dos caras, e sonoramente mais pós punk no sentido da grandiosidade das composições, nuances dos Bunnymen e de Chameleons fluem e saltam pra todos os lados.

Um belo álbum com uma estratégia inusitada, só o tempo dirá se eles, Domino State acertaram no marketing, o ponto é que a eloquência das canções permanece intacta.

***** Interview with The Domino State *****

Q. When did Domino State started, tell us about the history...
We started several years ago… a few of us were in a band called At The Lake. We had a line-up change and changed the name to The Domino State and have been playing under that name since about 2007 or so.

Q: Who are your influences?
A mixture of postpunk, shoegaze and more contemporary stuff: My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Chameleons, The Smiths, Interpol, The National. We all listen to and enjoy a much wider variety of music than that, though.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
Master of Reality – Black Sabbath
Volume 4 – Black Sabbath
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Black Sabbath

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We enjoy it but it’s very time consuming to get rehearsed enough to play live. You put a huge amount of time and effort in to produce sometimes only 30 mins of live music. You also have to worry about people showing up, covering costs etc. The best gigs are good support slots, where we get to play in a nice big venue and don’t need to worry about these things. Having said that, we always have great experiences working with two London-based promoters: Club AC30 and Goodsouls.

Q. How do you describe Domino State's sounds?
We really don’t think about it like that. We’ve been in this band with a stable line up for years now and we don’t really discuss what to play, we just jam and record, play around with ideas until we like them.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We’re more and more recording as we go, a little here, a little there, until we get stuff done. We’re also writing like that. Maybe one day we’ll all go to a recording studio again and record songs by playing them as a band, but it’s not how we’re working now.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
 Matt recommends East India Youth, Deafheaven (not that new) and Hookworms

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
Black Sabbath.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We’re already under way on the next album and are hoping to play a few gigs this year.

Q: Any parting words?
Download our new album Open Heart World – it’s free! http://thedominostate.com/