terça-feira, 2 de junho de 2015

Nothing Natural with Colour of Spring - An Interview

O quarteto britânico de Leeds, Colour of Spring pega o shoegazer e a poesia e melodia dos Smiths e efetua a sinergia perfeita.

Lirismo, vocalização a´la Ride, guitarras ruidosas mas sempre melódicas, essa é a equação musical que o novíssimo single Honey & Skin exala.

Deveria estar estourado nas rádios tocando sem parar, porque o Colour of Spring tem a fórmula perfeita.

***** Interview with Colour of Spring *****

Q. When did Colour of Spring started, tell us about the history...
We started when Shane and I met up after seeing each other’s adverts looking for band members. We both had solo projects we wanted to turn into proper bands and after meeting up we realised we both had similar tastes and influences so started writing together before getting Tom and Bryce in the band.

Q: Who are your influences?
Shane and I both love 90’s and early 00’s Emo, bands like Sunny Day Real Estate and American Football, as well as 80’s Pop and both the Shoegaze and Dreampop scenes. We both really like Slowdive, MBV and The Cure too. There’s all sorts in the mix but those are just a few areas we pick up some of our sounds and ideas from.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Wow! That’s a difficult question. I’ll try and pick albums to represent the entire band. In no particular order:

Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
Led Zepplin – Physical Graffiti
The Cure – Disintegration
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Amazing! That’s why we do this band, we love playing these songs and making a noise together, we try and make our sets lively to watch and an experience to listen to. We quite often jam out intermissions between songs and this is an integral part of what we do. It’s something we enjoy and it always keeps the sets fresh.

Q. How do you describe Colour of Spring sounds?
It’s funny because it’s hard to describe your own band. In other articles we’ve been compared to Nirvana, Ride, Lush, The Smiths, Slowdive which are all massive compliments. If we ever sounded even half as good as any of those bands it would be a great achievement.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We first recorded with Grant Henderson who had a really great studio especially for a good drum sound. We recorded our first single with Grant but for the Double A-Side we went and recorded with MJ from Hookworms as we felt he could capture what we were really going for. We experimented with our sound a little bit more and MJ helped channel what we wanted to do sonically. We owe him a lot for making the latest single sound great.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Both Shane and I love the new début JAWS record at the moment plus I would personally recommend Bully as a good new band to check out. The new record from Chastity Belt (Time To Go Home) is also really endearing. All four of us went to see Viet Cong together a few months back and they’re brilliant live too.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We actually learnt a Smiths cover (Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want) but we never played it at any gigs. It was fun to do. We did discuss doing A Forest by The Cure, but it never happened.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We want to play loads more and we’re looking to get back into the studio soon to record a new single.

Q: Any parting words?
Support your local music scene, buy records to support bands in doing what they do and keep it as D.I.Y as you can. That’s where all the best bands and music come from.