A primeira vez que ouvi os escoceses do The New Fabian Society eu pensei, puta que pariu, finalmente alguém resgatou o Taste do Telescopes e trouxe para os dias modernos.
Todavia o TNFS não fica somente na comparação com o clássico álbum do Telescopes, os caras pegam Big Black, Pop Group e Wire e injetam terror caótico dos dias de hoje nisso tudo.
Pra mim é a melhor descrição do TNFS e de seu recém lançado ep intitulado Melt, uma verdadeira descarga elétrica e doentia de desejo de destruição. Melt é perigoso inflamável e beira a insanidade.
Não recomendado a indie kids.
***** Interview with The New Fabian Society *****
Q. When did The New Fabian Society started, tell us about the history...
We've been together 2 1/2 years now. We were a very grumpy 2 piece to begin with but we recently expanded last year and added a fantastic bassist to the ranks to increase the stature of the cause. Currently we are 3 young men tired of existence, tired of doing anything, we just simply want to cause sonic upheaval As for TNFS - There's no real underlying political driver behind the name, I guess the original society founded itself in the 19th Century on decent good principles but then went horribly wrong like all good things. On a personal and mental level we can all relate to that emotional disappointment. It may just be an attempt to convey that some things can be done again whether politically, musically or whatever it is, you can always take what you've learned and start again - it's always a difficult one to answer given the political connotations around the name without coming across as majorly pretentious. There's no political message, no one gives a single fuck, its all about trying to inspire while creating as much noise as we can
Q: Who are your influences?
We're influenced by lots of music, lots of people and lots of experiences. We live in a neverending spiral of good and bad influences whether we ask for it or not. Most original and innovative musical influences have been said and done to death. There are no bands at the moment that are truly original so I don't think it can be helped or avoided anymore that some bands potentially sound like those from the past - we just try to take inspiration from the things we love and try and apply our own interpretation of the sounds they were using and add our own views through lyrical content. The passion and feeling will always be unique so we try to focus on that as much as we can without paying attention to a particular sound we are listening to when we're making music
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Joy Division - unknown pleasures
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Iggy Pop - The Idiot
The Strokes - Is this it
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Q. How do you feel playing live?
At peace with existing - tranquil but yet sonically terrified, in a fantastic way
Q. How do you describe TNFS sounds?
Sonic Terrorism with soft beautiful moments of personal uncertainty
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We turn up, plug in and write them as they come, I don't really write songs with an acoustic guitar anymore, we feed off the noise, the reverbs and delays and see what we can come up with. Once we have the idea I'll continue to sing draft lyrics live until we eventually get it recorded. Sometimes pressure can make you come up with better lines so that's why I'll leave it to the absolute last minute.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
The Damned - New Rose
Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We have a new EP out in April called 'Melt' its a bit of departure from our previous EP's with respect to our usual style so we're really looking forward to bringing out something to our audience that's a bit different. After that we're hoping to visit a few new towns, a few new faces and deliver the live experience for those wishing to receive a visual and audio taste
Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the support in Brazil - hopefully one day we can visit sometime.