sábado, 1 de agosto de 2015

Last Train To Satansville with Skullsquadron - An Interview

Dos subúrbios de Marrickville, Sidney na Austrália vem o ruidoso e guitarreiro Skullsquadron, trio que bebe e bebe muito na fonte de Mr Adam Franklyn e seu Swervedriver.

Sinking The Ghost Ship seu último single com Tomorrow Morning e This X Forever não deixam dúvida alguma, Mezcal Head é disco de cabeceira dos caras bem como Ejector Seat Reservation, a conexão fica fortíssima em This X Forever, mas essa reverência do Skullsquadron vai além da pura cópia, porque junte ao todo o barulho uma melancolia quase pós punk, o que dá o tempero perfeito pros som dos caras.

Bandaça pra ficar de olhos e ouvidos atentos.

***** Interview with Skullsquadron *****

Q. When did Skullsquadron started, tell us about the history...
A. Dave + Anthony were the rhythm section of a killer band called Ides Of Space, they were looking to do something new and needed a bass player which is where I came in. We've been playing since about 2008 or 2007.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. The usual stuff, you can imagine our record collections I'm sure. Ha ha, Creation Records, Kranky. 4AD, Beggars Banquet, Thrill Jockey are all well represented. We watch a lot of tv series, the style of certain shows can give us a cool vibe to go with. Did you see Black Mirror? Incredible.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. This list would change every 3 seconds, but for now...
5. Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Always
4. The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
3. Swervedriver - Mescal Head
2. June of 44 - 4 Great Points
1. MBV - Isn't Anything

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. Half dreamy half sweaty. We tend to go for it. Making loud music feels awesome when you play in the moment.

Q. How do you describe Skullsquadron sounds?
A. Sad but optimistic, super fuzzy and great guitar sounds. Solid jams, bring earplugs....

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. Anthony and Dave know their way around a studio so it's pretty much done ourselves. We don't really involve many other people in the process. Take time finding good sounds and keep things chilled, try things with different mics and amps. We like to keep our options open

Q. Which new bands do you recommended? A.
I dig Cheetahs, they keep putting out cool stuff. What else, Liz Harris has a new band called Helen. Erik Blood is great too.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A. We do a pretty mean Reverence cover. Ha ha. Maybe something goth like The Sisters Of Mercy, Death In June or The Chameleons.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. Release some music, we've got a bunch of stuff we can't wait for people to hear. Play some more shows, always cool to play shows.

Q: Any parting words?
A. Be excellent to each other, Come see us live.