sexta-feira, 5 de junho de 2015

Love is Noise with The Loving Memory - An Interview


O novíssimo trio londrinho The Loving Memory segue os ensinamentos do Verve em sua melhor fase, ou seja, psicodelia shoegazer a serviço dos bons sons.

Um single a caminho intitulado Honey é o que os caras nos preparam em breve, por hora algumas belas músicas disponíveis em sua página no soundcloud são o cartão de visita dos caras.

Para ficar atento e de ouvidos ligados.

***** Interview with The Loving Memory *****

Q. When did The Loving Memory started, tell us about the history...
We started the band around August last year. We had all played in bands around our hometown of Cleethorpes before starting The Loving Memory. We decided to get together just to have a jam and see what happened. We managed to walk away from our first practise with a bunch of song ideas and our own sound and all agreed it was something we had to continue doing.

Q: Who are your influences?
We are influenced by alot of 80's and 90's shoegaze bands such as Cocteau Twins, RIDE, Chapterhouse, Flying Saucer Attack, My Bloody Valentine etc.. But as well as this we have an eclectic range of influences including Placebo, Radiohead, The Cooper Temple Clause, Mogwai, The Stone Roses, Nick Drake, Kyuss to name a few.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. The Verve - A Storm In Heaven
2. Nirvana - In Utero
3. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
4. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
5. RIDE - Nowhere

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Performing live is our favourite aspect of what we do and we always have a great time. We like our stage foldback to be very loud to help us get lost in the music. Its important for us to create an atmosphere on stage in order to try and create the same atmosphere for the audience. We also like to use visuals and a lot of lighting effects to compliment the sound.

Q. How do you describe The Loving Memory sounds?
Melodic, ethereal, loud. We think we have something that, while combining a range of influences, is unique to us.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
The demos we have recorded up to this point have all been multitracked whereas with the first single we want to try tracking all the instruments live. We just feel that theres something we have when we play live that we struggle to capture with multitrack recording but we hope we can recreate this way.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
We are fans of Hookworms, Best Coast, Eagulls, Lower Dens, Exit Calm and Pusher to name a few.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
We do a cover of Icon by Souxsie and the Banshees. Its just a song we really love and when we first gave it a try it just suited our sound so well. Our version loses the intro and is heavier but we love to play it, its such a classic track.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Were about to head into the studio to start work on our first single. We want to take our time and make sure we really capture the essence of the track and our sound. When the single is finished were going to make a music video to help promote it and then keep playing shows, writing, recording as well as developing, growing and just enjoying ourselves along the way.

Q: Any parting words?
We'd love it if people could give our facebook page a like and our Twitter page a follow. There you can get updates on our shows and releases. You can also listen to and download our music for free on our Soundcloud page. People should also look out for our single "Honey" which will be out later this year on iTunes.
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