sábado, 21 de novembro de 2015

So Far with The Way of Grace - An Interview

Paris continua a nos brincar com preciosidades escondidas no submundo dos bons sons, dessa vez quem aparece envolto a melodiosas e elegantes sonoridades calcadas na sofisticação de um Lloyd Cole atreladas à um espectro dreampop inconfundível é o quarteto The Way of Grace.

O próprio nome da banda poderia muito bem exemplificar sucintamente os caras.

Conselho, não os perca de vista.

***** Interview with The Way of Grace *****

Q. When did T.W.O.G. start? tell us about the history...
T.W.O.G really started a little bit more than 2 years ago, which is a little bit weird since we've all been best friends forever and we've all been playing music but never all together before. Maybe because Malek and Amine were more into one style of music (they played together in a band in high school) and Majd and Adam in another (they have a prog / metal band together). Today we don't even know how we could not have thought of it before, but it proves that it's never too late!

Q: Who are your influences?
If we stay brief we'd say we're very influenced by the New York indie rock of the 00's like Interpol or The Strokes, but also a lot of post-rock (Mogwai, Explosions in The Sky). It could also be prog music like Dream Theater.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
it's difficult to make a list but we'll tell the albums that influenced the most our way of playing
- Amine : The Stills -  Logic Will Break Your Heart
- Malek : The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows
- Majd :- Metallica - …And Justice For All
- Adam : Planet X - Moonbabies
- Every Pink Floyd album

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Well playing music you like is one of the best sensation you can have in life, so sharing it with people is even more wonderful, although the first times can be quite scary. But the more you play live, the more pleasure you have playing shows, and we think the audience can feel it too and they're receiving more pleasure as well.

Q. How do you describe T.W.O.G sounds?
haha we never know how to answer this question. We are sometimes described as dream pop or shoegaze but we're not sure we're only that. Guitars are very present in our song, with lot of reverb and delays, and on vocals as well. But the rhythmic section tends to be groovy and punchy, maybe because of our different backgrounds.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We record all songs at home where we gathered some audio equipment over the years. It's probably the toughest and least interesting part when you make music but we hope we're getting better at this for each new song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We kind of like some new French bands like Feu! Chatterton

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We never made covers but we were thinking of maybe covering "NYC" by Interpol or "Lazy Eye" by Silversun Pickups because we love them and they fit to our sound.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We will be releasing our second video clip "Carrie" at the end of the year. We're also recording new material that will be released next year. We plan on playing more shows too and also outside Paris.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you very much for your interest in our music! We know we have few fans in Brazil, we hope we'll be playing there one day!