segunda-feira, 24 de agosto de 2015

Stranger In The Dark with La Garçonne - An Interview

Ranya Dube é La Garçonne, canadense radicada em Londres que nos brinda com uma deliciosa e sedutora combinação de pós punk hipnótico mais puxado para o lado sonhador e dançante.

Ainda sem nenhum registro oficial o La Garçonne nos promete mais material em breve, o que de fato é mais do que bem vindo.

Bons sonhos...

***** Interview with La Garçonne *****

Q. When did La Garçonne started, tell us about the history...
I started La Garçonne in the fall of 2011 after my first band, Villa Cola, broke up. I had lived in London for a really long time and had played with lots of musicians and I finally realised that I just wanted to be able to record music whenever I wanted to, without having to wait for other people. In doing so, I found out that I didn't want to record music to play live anymore, I wanted to write music to score films. So I started writing songs with this in mind. Paul, the bassist from Villa Cola, still writes and produces with me to this day. We just finished a song that is surprisingly rock n roll and not like any of the other songs.

Q: Who are your influences?
My influences are anything before 1989. My parents played so many different types of music in our house that I think it all had an impact on me.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
My answer for this would change every day but today:

David Bowie- Hunky Dory
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Guns N Rosses - Appetite For Destruction
Blondie - Parallel Lines
Roxy Music - Siren

Q. How do you feel about playing live?
When I did do it, I got really stressed out so I wasn't very good at it. But now, I don't write music with the idea of playing it live so I don't have to worry about that stuff anymore but we never know I guess!

Q. How do you describe La Garçonne sounds?
When I hear my songs, it makes me think of being a kid in the 80's. Sunsets, driving on the highway and adventure drenched in reverb.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
After I started working on my solo stuff, I started filming and editing quite a bit. I made videos for myself but mainly I did work for other people. Eventually, I realised that I wanted to write and make my own films and so the songs were recorded with this in mind. Once I had all the songs, I wrote my first script. All the songs from the album will all be featured in this film.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
I love Ariel Pink, John Maus and Graveyard.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
The Misfits (or Danzig) is probably the only thing I could sing. Glenn Danzig is one of my biggest influences as a vocalist.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
My plans is to record more songs to soundtrack mine and other people's films!

Q: Any parting words?
You can check out my songs and videos here. Enjoy!