quinta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2015

Empress with Danxia - An Interview

E ainda dizem que nada de novo vale a pena na música, mas por aqui nas páginas do TBTCI esse comentário inexiste.

Belo exemplo, são os ingleses do Danxia, com menos de seis meses de existência, os ingleses demonstram em suas demos, aquele frescor que jamais vai desaparecer. Seguindo por caminhos psicodélicos entrelaçados com o shoegaze, o Danxia apresenta em suas quatro músicas, até o momento, um belo cartão de visitas.

Aguardamos os próximos passos, ansiosamente.

***** Interview with Danxia *****

Q. When did Danxia start? tell us about the history...
Well we are a collective from two different bands that rent a practise room together. Danxia is just another project off the back of that really. We started jamming together in June and just ended up forming into what we are now.

Q: Who are your influences?
Well this is a hard one to answer haha, our influences come from everywhere, from bands like OM all the way across to Tame Impala and Gas Lamp Killer. I think bands like Slowdive and MBV have influenced our recent work. However, we've recently acquired a new analog synthesiser so I think were going to take a few notes from bands like Portishead.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
In no particular order, as there's so many albums and to get it down to 5 is impossible. So here is 5 we have in mind at the minute.
Third by Portishead
Lonerism by Tame Impala
Neu! By Neu! Hail
to the thief by Radiohead
Souvlaki by Slowdive

Q. How do you feel playing live?
There is nothing on this earth more enjoyable then playing live, especially as Danxia. We seem to have a bond and just work together really well. It's good fun, very different to the recordings. We are definitely a live band. 

Q. How do you describe Danxia sounds? 
We all have a different taste in music, but the ones we agree on are psych and shoegaze. but we try to include our separate influences such as kraut rock, punk and even folk. We try to just gain influence from everywhere and channel it into our music. Our sound is mostly guitar driven but there are going to be some electric elements coming in. 

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ? 
Our process is very DIY. We do all the recording ourselves with a small selection of microphones, mainly sm57's. We don't have any fancy equipment or a nice recording space, but we do what we can. We treat recording as a casual thing, we just hang out and do our takes really. 

Q. Which new bands do you recommend? 
There's band from our hometown, and good friends of ours. They're called Sigmund Void. We can't stress enough how amazing these two are as song writers, Adam and Dave. They make the most beautiful music, you should check them out for sure. Another artist that's up and coming is a guy called Alex G from Philadelphia USA his album DSU is amazing. 

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of? 
We have covered a song by Warpaint in the past. But we would definitely love to cover Portishead at some point. 

Q: What are your plans for the future? 
We don't have any particular plans, just keep taking every day as it comes and enjoying ourselves. Playing as many gigs as we can and writing new songs. It's all you can do really isn't it? 

Q: Any parting words?
Just a thanks for your interest in our music, and that we wish you the best of luck in the future!