segunda-feira, 9 de março de 2015

Songs About Fucking with Deathcrush - An Interview


Agora no TBTCI o buraco vai bem lá embaixo mesmo.

Diretamente de Oslo, Noruega, as insanas, caóticas e barulhentas garotas do Deathcrush adentram estas páginas com uma voadora bem dada na cara do rock bunda mole e da mesmice que rola por aí.

Um avassalador mix de Big Black, Lydia Lunch e L7 sem tempo pra respirar. O barulho reina e domina os trabalhos do Deathcrush.

Garotas altamente perigosas e talentosas, cuidado a paixão pode ser completamente fatal.

Feliz dia internacional das mulheres, cortesia TBTCI e Deathcrush.



***** Interview with Deathcrush *****



Q. When did Deathcrush started, tell us about the history...
L: Åse and I moved 8 hours away from jobs and boyfriends to form Deathcrush with our old drummer Andreas. Our latest single “Andy” is actually an older song, the last song we wrote with him! We’ve always dedicated our songs to different people, so he’s proud to be amongst the likes of Snoop and Cliff Burton hehe. Vidar had been my favorite drummer for years, so when Andreas decided to be a grown-up, it couldn’t have turned out better. We’ve had quite a ride so far! We’ve gotten to play some amazing shows around the world, like Iceland Airwaves, Roskilde and Sheperd’s Bush Empire, supported bands like Dillinger Escape Plan, Sleigh Bells, White Denim, Battles and Trentemøller, made an award -winning video, played in front of dummy marshall cabs, had our band van break down in multiple ways in multiple places etc etc. But what we have yet to do, is release a debut record haha!

http://youtu.be/uLH95_L9Efc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjlc-aYty0c

Q: Who are your influences?
V: Reality, and the wrong side of YouTube i.e. weird stuff online. Musically I guess we are more inspired by attitude and sound, rather than style of music. Honesty, love, hate, death, desperation, misanthrophy and fun is key words. It can be Lee Hazlewood, Die Form and old school hip hop in one big mash. Anything weird and noisy goes well in our books!

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
L: Not sure I can answer that. Not even on behalf of myself! I’d have to correct my list weekly. Or daily. Or hourly. “ But my top 5 should probably include “Songs About Fucking” by Big Black, and “Rep.Rep.” by Vidar’s old band Årabrot (RIP). I keep coming back to those albums. But today I’d probably also slam on Die Antwoord “$0$” or Ministry’s “Psalm 69”. Or maybe one from Shangri Las, but they are more about the singles. HAHAHAHA, I almost forget my favorite record- Deathcrush by Mayhem! idiot.

http://youtu.be/SM_99DtI0tE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO_brEreGLw

Å: I dunno about all time, but 5 albums that have defined my time perhaps… Primary school prime time: Nirvana Nevermind. Secondary school saviour: Prodigy Fat of the Land. A-level A-list: Pixies Surferosa. Skool’s Out soundtrack: Sonic Youth Evol. After this my musical tastes stopped making any sense, and I became the girl who filed Brandy and Monica next to Burzum. ...was that five?
V: Always hard to do lists… Well, today it is Darkthone - A Blaze in the nothern sky, Chrome - Half machine lip moves, Ministry - Filth Pig, Ace Frehley - Solo 1978, Dälek ‎– From Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots.

Something like that anyway, haha.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
L: Well, it’s more reacting than thinking, definitely. If I’ve had to think on stage, I won’t be happy after a show. Just ask my band mates... Playing live is a release, letting go of everything else, reacting to whatever comes your way.

V: It is like getting lost and enter a different reality in some sense.

L: It’s so primal, thinking and analyzing gets in the way.


Q. How do you describe Deathcrush sounds?
Å: We usually stick to the words “noise-rock” and “no-wave” ourselves. Others have a better imagination, like our friend Nam from the band Fjorden Baby!, who called us Salt ‘n’ Pepa with an even filthier Spindarella.

V: We kind of blend the aesthetics of no wave with the dark humour of 90’s noise rock. All mixmastered through a houseparty for black metal punks. And we all love a good ballad in the end of the night.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
V: We like to record the core, really get down to the bone of the songs, before we sparkle it with all kinds of bruises. It is great just having a raw cut, then add some overdubs, before Linn does her magic in the mix.

Å: Our first releases; Fire, You Now, Strauss, Fun and Smooth were recorded by Jørgen Træen at Duper Studio (Annie, Datarock, Jazkamer). Jørgen has a pretty no-bullshit approach. It was good for us to have someone in the room to go “stop bothering about pesky details – this sounds great, let’s reset the desk for the next track.

For our second studio session, we imported Billy Anderson from the states, who’s famously recorded Melvins, Swans, Mr. Bungle, Neurosis, Fantomas… the list goes on and on. We drove him into the woods of Toten, to TNT’s studio complete with dragon’s heads and stolen WW2 Nazi eagles. Linn has been mixing these tracks back home in Oslo, and we still have a couple up our sleeve – the latest one was just released Friday 13th Feb! http://youtu.be/b9eGmRWhVLc

L: We’re working on demos for our debut album, to follow up on our single series, as we speak!


Q. Which new bands do you recommended
L: Norwegian septet Beglomeg; glitter, grit and grapeseed oil! http://youtu.be/S5ogfmMx_pA

V: Yeah, and the great young guys in Condor, fantastic old school metal mania!

Å: Canadian hussies HSY! Played a few gigs with them in the UK last year, love their aggressive, pslightly psychedelic noise rock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40qqJZuvgc0

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
Å: We already did a couple, haha. Like Beach Boys and Flipper; Deathcrush Christmas Specials.

L: Yuletide show specials, åse, yuletide.. We weren’t Christians the last time I checked.

V: We did Flipper’s Sex Bomb with some friends on brazz, what a hilarious jam! Toot-toot.

It was great fun.

Å: And The Bangles’ Eternal Flame, or Eternal Fame, as we call it, is a song we’ve played loads live!

L: But apart from lyrics and maaaaybe chorus, it’s more of a remake than a cover. Or like a quiz for our concert goers!

V: I think we could do a great Iggy Azalea, or make old Darkthrone sound groovie!

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
Å: Writing! Recording! Again and again! And theeen.... releasing.

V: Yeah, we’re deep down in the songwriting proscess. It is gonna materialize pretty soon.

L: When you love playing live, and are lucky enough to be asked to so some really cool stuff, it’s hard to say no. But we’ve finally managed to clear our calendar so we can write and record the debut album we’ve been wanting to for so long.

V: But, soon after that, there will be more gigs and of course festival shows this summer.

Q: Any parting words?

: Keep it real, no matter how absurd it seems
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Thanks

http://www.deathcrush.no/
https://www.facebook.com/deathcrushbaby

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