quarta-feira, 20 de maio de 2015

Whatever's Cool With Me with The White Tulips - An Interview

Usualmente as bandas orientais tem um forte apelo calcado no Loveless mas no caso dos chineses do The White Tulips a sombra do MBV é apenas uma das facetas e referências dos caras, aqui o barulho é alimentado pela barulheira do Dinosaur Jr. mesclado com o shoegazer.

O debute dos caras acabou de sair, Fondle foi lançado no início de maio e é daqueles discos pra colocar no volume máximo e sair pra rua, seja dando uma volta de skate, ou ouvindo em headphones altíssimos pra curtir a vida.

Grande estreia de uma belíssima nova banda, vida longa ao The White Tulips.

***** Interview with The White Tulips *****

Q. When did The White Tulips started, tell us about the history...
We all live in Amoy,a seaside city in the south of China.In the autumn of 2012,we met each other by a coincidence.The original members are guitarist Soda、bassist Qi and drummer Lynn.At first we intended to be a cover band covering Dinosaur Dr. but then we found we could collision out something different and create sounds in the “the white tulips” way.The drummer Lynn left Amoy and went back to Taiwan in the Jan of 2013,so that our drummer Milk joined us from 2013 until now.

Q: Who are your influences?
What influenced us most are some shoegaze bands in 90's America and Europe and some lofi bands in 90's America.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
The Sundays Reading--Writing and Arithmetic
Mazzy Star-- Among My Swan
Dinosaur Jr.-- Farm
Honeydip—Portable Audio Science

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Soda:I hope we are a punk band while playing live

Qi:I feel nervous and the light on the stage was dazzling.And I also have a feeling that “What?The live time is over? It passed so quickly!”

Milk: Release all my energy.

Q:How do you describe The White Tulips sounds?
The sounds is our language to express our thoughts、mood、feelings and so on.It come from our hearts.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We bought a recording machine and rent a practice room.And placed all the microphones ourselves.Fristlly we recorded the tracks of drums,then recorded guitar’s and bass’s . Also the mixing and master type done ourselves.So you can see that we do recording in a DIY way.It’s really hard but worthy.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
“Broken Little Sister”,a band from Japan

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
Of course Dinosaur Jr.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
Write new songs and record them.Perform in different citys and maybe in other country.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you for your invitation of the interview.We are pretty glad to share with you.Hope we can meet one day