domingo, 14 de agosto de 2016

She Sung Oceans with Jellyskin - An Interview

Pouco mais de quatro meses de atividade tem o trio inglês de Leeds, Jellyskin, e já impressionaram os mais atentos graças a duas pérolas, primeiro "Grey Glass Hat" e a mais recente e altamente inspirada "She Sung Oceans" com claras referências a Slowdive, Toy, Lush e MBV.

Não há como fugir das conexões, mas uma aura de talento eminente credencia o Jellyskin a uma da mais belas revelações desse 2016.

Aguardamos ansiosos pelos próximos passos.

***** Interview with Jellyskin *****

Q. When did Jellyskin start? Tell us about the history...
We formed in the Spring of 2016. We all met at university in Leeds and decided to start a group. We thought we might become the new thing.

Q: Who are your influences?
The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Cat’s Eyes, NEU!, TOY, The Shangri-Las, Goldfrapp, Daniel Johnston to name but a few

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Goo by Sonic Youth,
The Velvet Underground & Nico,
Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing by Soft Cell,
Loveless by My Bloody Valentine,
and NEU! by NEU!

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We haven’t played live yet, but we hope to start around October time. We can’t wait to start though, performing is something we all love doing.

Q. How do you describe Jellyskin sounds?
Like having your brains smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We’ll record the drums in a separate home studio then record guitars, synths and vocals in our own little box. Usually, the main ideas are recorded very quickly, and the song appears almost immediately. After that comes a very long period where things are tweaked, and parts are painstakingly arranged and produced. We can usually tell when a song is as finished as it will ever be, as it just sounds like brown sludge and we all hate it.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Heck, Sealand, and Girl Sweat.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
We’ve always wanted to do a cover of a B-52s number, we’re considering a cover of ‘The World’s Green Laughter’. Their music is so interesting and unique that it'd be a challenge to try and interpret one of their songs. It’s always a temptation to cover your favourites, like Bowie or the Velvets or The Doors, it's impossible to pull them off. If you’re going to do a cover you can’t just copy the original but it can’t be too different – you’ve got to find a good balance.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Short term: Release more music and start doing as many gigs as possible. We’re releasing our next track, ‘She Sung Oceans’ online on the 10th of August. Check our Facebook page for news about that.

Long term: Achieve cult status, play at loads of festivals, keep writing music and meet John Cale.

Q: Any parting words?
Keep the faith and listen to Girl Sweat.