Seguindo a tradição aqui no TBTCI, apresento com exclusividade o novíssimo Downhill Willows.
Alemães barulhentos e românticos, estridentes e densos, Trauma é a primeira música a vir ao mundo dos caras e virou hit instantâneo aqui no TBTCI, intensa e eloquente, Trauma é épica do início ao fim, vocais desesperadores envoltos a composição de guitarras estridentes e angustiantes e uma cozinha pesada calcada no pós punk.
Grande banda para se acompanhar desde o início.
***** Interview with Downhill Willows *****
Short story short, Kenneth was looking for members to form a shoegaze band online. While looking through the internet he found Mario and Giuseppe. Its a pretty exciting story, we know
WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
We love distortion and pretty much everything related to it. Our main influences are from genres like shoegaze, oldschool, r&b, pop, grunge, drone, doom and stonerrock. We listen to everything really and everything we listen to gives us some kind of influence.
MAKE A LIST OF 5 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME!
Its kind of hard to make a list like that since our tastes change all the time, but here we go:
Amusement Parks On Fire – Out Of The Angels
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Depeche Mode – Ultra
Boris – Feedbacker
Pearl Jam – Alive
HOW DO YOU FEEL PLAYING LIVE?
Beeing on stage is always some kind of relief. To make it short, free, anxious (in a good way) and of course happy.
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE DOWNHILL WILLOWS SOUNDS?
Distorted, big and emotional. Yes.
TELL US ABOUT THE PROCESS RECORDING THE SONGS?
We produce our demotapes at Kenneths homestudio, we use ableton and a cheap mic to record amps. For the upcoming EP we'll visit a proper studio.
WHICH NEW BANDS DO YOU RECOMMENDED?
Giuseppe: True Widow from Texas, i like em' very much.
Mario: The Picturebooks from Germany, a vocalist/guitarist and a drummer without cymbals, alternative blues rock at its best.
Kenneth: Keith Canisius from Denmark, a guy who definately broke some musical rules with his shoegaze wave music.
WHICH BAND WOULD YOU LOVE TO MAKE A COVER VERSION OF?
Probably none, we prefer making our own stuff.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
At the moment we are working very hard to get our EP ready. We would love to tour Europe when its done.
ANY PARTING WORDS?
Those of you who'd like to help us record our Studio-EP are welcome to buy our demotrack for „Trauma“ here: www.downhillwillows.bandcamp.com.