segunda-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2016

Lost E with My Cruel Goro - An Interview

Indie rock como deve ser feito, rápido, pegajoso sem firulas, com um pé no punk, outro no college radio. Este é o trio mezzo islandês mezzo italiano, My Cruel Goro que debutou no ano passado com seu EP homônimo e volta a tona com Lost E primeiro single de seu mais novo trabalho a ser lançado muito em breve.

Escute alto.

***** Interview with My Cruel Goro *****

Q. When did My Cruel Goro start? Tell us about the history.
Andrea Marcellini: “We formed in the early summer of 2014. We soon locked ourselves in a practice room and started rehearsing relentlessly. We also played a couple of gigs around mid August (2014). By the time we already had quite a few songs we were pretty satisfied with. So we just got in to the studio and recorded our first Ep. That’s how it started”.

Q: Who are your influences?
Andrea Maraschi: “As a band, we mainly draw upon Nirvana, Ash, My Vitriol. These are the acts that you can pretty much recognize yourself when you’re listening to our songs. On a deeper and more subconscious stratum, though, we steal ideas here and there, sometimes from bands you’d never think of”.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Andrea Maraschi: “Of all time...hmm I can make a list of 5 albums which have been the soundtrack
of my life: Sgt. Pepper, Definitely Maybe, What’s the story (Morning glory)?, Urban Hymns, and Ok computer”.

Andrea Marcellini: “Hard question!!! Well… I’m just gonna pick those records that have had a big influence on me. Here you are: ‘Leisure’ by Blur; ‘Nevermind’ by Nirvana; ‘1977’ by Ash; ‘Is This
It’ by The Strokes and… don’t know… ‘Up The Bracket by The Libertines?! ‘The Bends’ by Radiohead?! Or the ‘Blue Album” by Weezer?!?! Really don’t know… your choice ”

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Andrea Maraschi: “I’m an exhibitionist, egoistic, misanthrope. The stage is the perfect place to be if you’re like me, trust me bro”.Andrea Marcellini: “feels good”.

Q. How do you describe My Cruel Goro sounds?
Andrea Marcellini: “I’d say… loud! And sort of insane”.

Andrea Maraschi: “Very, very rough. And massive. That drummer guy is a freaking caveman”.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
Andrea Maraschi: “Well, it can be hard for a lot of reasons. Rehearsing is fun and strengthens the bonds between the members of the band. But being in the studio is different: you’re in your awfully
hot/cold room by yourself, and you’re supposed to repeat your thing over and over, while the other
guys are in the main one along with the sound engineer: they make comments, tell you you’re going
too slow, or too quick, or that you’re out of tune and, all of sudden, you’re f****** hating them. We got to the point that, when one of us is recording, the other band mates stay home. In short, it can be a pain, but I’ve always loved it, strangely enough”.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Andrea Marcellini: “Dub Nation, See Red, Köksal Baba, Buzzer Beaters”.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
Andrea Maraschi: “Depends on the period. Now, maybe, Radiohead. As a rule, I’d avoid covering bands that are too similar to us”.

Andrea Marcellini: “Hmmm… really don’t know, but… I’d like to cover ‘Madman’ by Silverchair right now.”

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Andrea Marcellini: “We’ve just put out ‘Lost E’, which is the lead single off our upcoming sophomore Ep. We’ll also unveil the video for the song pretty soon. After that we’ll release our second Ep and see out things turn out”.

Q: Any parting words?
Andrea Maraschi: “Takk fyrir viðtalið, og kveðjum!”.