quinta-feira, 7 de maio de 2015

And That We Llived with ShoeShine - An Interview

Da Bélgica vem o barulhento ShoeShine.

Um verdadeiro encontro freak e barulhento de dEUS e Nothing. Art noise com elementos shoegazer e experimentação no wave dão a tonalidade dos eps desta preciosidade do submundo dos bons sons.

Indicado para freaks iniciados.

***** Interview with ShoeShine *****

Q. When did ShoeShine started, tell us about the history...
-- Back in 2013, I was living in Paris and after 5 years it was the good time for me to move from France (once again). I decided to move in Brussels to start a new band : ShoeShine. I came with a demo and tried to find some musicians. 2 years after : here we are!

Q: Who are your influences?
-- Bands and musicians who gives us émotions, mostly in rock music, but not only. Let's say from the Beatles to Battles!!

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
-- It's difficult to say, a few years ago the choice would have been different, in 2015, that would be:
-Ill communication ( Beastie Boys )
-Goo ( Sonic youth ) but I could write «from Evol to The Eternal»
-Blonde Redhead ( Misery is a butterfly )
-Live at Pompei ( Pink Floyd )
-In a bar under the sea ( Deus )

Q. How do you feel playing live?
-- Being on stage it's the only place where we feel safe.

Q. How do you describe ShoeShine sounds?
-- Well, we try to make simple songs, after all, weird sounds mixed with a touch of pop sometimes. We like when the songs sound a little pop on the recordings, when you can hear the dynamics and the subtleties of the songs. When we are on stage, we play mostly with some punk energy! I like the impression of an uppercut and a suffocating atmosphere when you come to see us for a show. And yeah, we like to play loud...

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
-- We are very lucky because we can record at the same place where we're practicing . The drums sound very good and the place is like an oasis for us, I could spend my entire life in that place, that's almost the case cuz I live upstairs hehe... The process is quite simple, I record the tunes acoustically with a metronome with the help of our sound engineer and we do record the drums and bass together. After that, most of the time we record the keys, the guitars and the vocals at the end.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
-- Bands we don't know the existence yet! Let's be curious! Let's burn our computers and let's get out of our houses to see them live! But let's name a few: Metz, Jessica 93, Spray Paint.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
-- The Beastie Boys, probably the best band of all time! The song would be «Get it together» from «Ill communication» but seems to be like, impossible! Haha

Q: What´s the plans for future....
--Recording some new tunes ( October 2015 ) and playing with the band

Q: Any parting words?
-- Love will save us (not Jesus) Thanks a lot Renato, keep the good work!