terça-feira, 9 de junho de 2015

Zit/Rut with Mumrunner - An Interview

Diretamente da Finlândia vem o shoegazer barulhento do Mumrunner.

Com uma pegada digamos americanizada o Mumrunner cria suas paredes de barulho mas sempre em velocidade acelerada, 

O single Zit/Rut resume bem o poderio de ataque e ruídos do Mumrunner que ao lado do Kairon: Irse! mostram a força da nova cena finlandesa.

Pra ficar de olhos e principalmente ouvidos atentos.

***** Interview with Mumrunner *****

Q. When did Mumrunner started, tell us about the history...
Mumrunner was founded in the end of 2013. Our guitarist Sauli had some songs that didn't fit to his other band (Revival Hymns), so he asked if I wanted to do something with him. I had played with Sauli for a short while before, so I knew our taste in music was pretty similar. We needed a drummer and spotted Juuso playing with his other band (Getawaycab). We really liked the way he was beating the shit out of his drums. We really wanted a female voice on the band too, so we decided to ask Kati to join the bass . I knew Kati from school and knew she'd work well with the group. And that's pretty much how we came to be.

Q: Who are your influences?
We listen to a lot of different styles of music and every member bring their own influences. I think the most audible influences can be heard in Sauli's way of writing songs and my way of writing melodies. I think Sauli listens to a lot of guitar driven music from the nineties and modern shoegaze too. I am sucker for catchy tunes, so I listen to anything with a strong melody.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
This is a tough one since the list would differ so much depending on which member would answer. I have no idea what Kati, Juuso and Sauli would answer, but I'll be damned if there would be no Nirvana and Sigur Ros on those lists.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love playing live. Would be great to play even more shows we are playing now. The challenge how ever is that we play loud. That brings it's own challenge to every venue we go into and really challenges many pop oriented sound engineers.

Q. How do you describe Mumrunner sounds?
Mumrunner sounds like a freshly baked bread roll with butter, cheese and a pickle on it companioned with a glass of cold coke and not the diet coke shit, but the real deal fatty suga.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Well, we recorded the songs ourselves. Me and Kati actually met in a school that teaches music production. Anyways, Full Blossom was recorded by me at our rehearsal space in Nekala, Tampere. I had a flu through the whole process and it was terrible for me. Luckily I didn't have to play anything and Sauli worked as the producer on the EP, so he was the judge on the takes. The EP was mixed by our talented friend Kane Heinonen who really pulled everything together and did an amazing job. We mastered Full Blossom at Audiamond mastering with Matias Ahonen, who is absolutely brilliant.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
I could name a couple of finnish bands you all should check out: Kairon; Irse!, Lasten Hautausmaa, Grave Pleasures (ex-Beastmilk), Delay Trees, Siinai, Atomikyla, Cats of Transnistria, Hisser, The Hearing, Teksti-TV 666

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We released Full Blossom last friday, so the following weeks are packed with stuff related in the release. We are playing all over Finland and even have a couple of festivals lined up. We are also going to play at Schilling festival in Estonia and we are looking into doing a tour in central Europe in the fall.

Q: Any parting words?
Yes, thanks for the interview. I'd actually like to end it in a question: We don't get a lot of sun in Finland and our summer is only three months long (and that's why we look pale as death), how does it feel like to live in a always warm and sunny country? Is it as awesome as I think?

"No it´s not so awesome as you think...it´s tooooo hot."