Uma das mais interessantes bandas surgidas no cenário inglês de uns anos para cá certamente foi o Younghusband.
Desde a poderosa estreia com Dromes os caras já mostraram a que vieram, um elegante, sofisticado e estiloso mix de psicodelismo sessentista aliado a um apelo pop inegavelmente pegajoso e sutis inserções de dreampop.
A receita foi certeira e não a toa foram chamados para tocar em vários festivais pela Europa chegando a abrirem shows para o mítico Loop.
Agora voltam a todas as publicações especializadas por conta do novíssimo e igualmente delicioso Dissolver, um passo além de Dromes, mais hipnótico e pop mas sem nunca perder o charme.
Para todo e qualquer apreciador de boa música, essencial nos dias de hoje.
***** Interview with Younghusband *****
YH started in my bedroom when i was about 19. I bought a tape machine and started recording and put out a few eps on a local label. It started as a proper band in about 2010, i knew the guys from playing with them in different bands, then asked them top help me play live. We then started writing together, those songs turned into Dromes, our first record.
Q: Who are your influences?
For this record we were listening to a lot of John Cale, Eno, Big Star, Cleaners From Venus, Wire… I’ve always been a fan of Elliott Smith too, the VU, Television..
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
It’s ever changing, but…
Love - Forever Changes
Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs
Elliot Smith - Either / Or
Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Continued.
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Very weird, uncomfortable, but that usually turns into enjoyment. But not always.
Q. How do you describe Younghusband´s ´ sound?
Autumnal guitar pop… melancholic pop.. pop means a different thing to everyone but we wanted to write a guitar pop record, but what pop means to us.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded them live, to tape with minimal overdubs. Usually just vocals and a few keyboards. I really like our first record but it lacks the feeling of a ‘band in a room’ which we wanted to achieve on this.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
JC Flowers and Grimm Grimm
Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
I’d like to play a bunch of Cleaners From Venus songs live
Q: What are your plans for the future?
I’d like us make a new record early next year. I have some idea’s for it and looking forward to putting it together. Something fast, in terms of recording and song speed. But i guess we’ll be touring a lot around that, and hopefully going to America in the spring.
Q: Any parting words?