domingo, 25 de setembro de 2016

Branches with The Autumn Sighs - An Interview


É inevitável dizer que uma grande parte das novas bandas shoegazers alimentam-se da matriz clássica e patrimônio intocável chamado Slowdive, principalmente de seu segundo álbum "Souvlaki", muitas dessas novas bandas buscam suas inspirações no legado de Rachel, Neil e companhia, mas muitas vezes esta idolatria perde-se em não haver uma reciclagem.

Tendo isto posto, chegamos ao ponto, o trio alemão The Autumn Sighs com dois EPs no currículo, "Spring" de 2015 e o mais recente "Branches" lançado mês passado, carregam a sombra da influência dos ingleses citados no paragrafo acima, porém, nota-se que para o Autumn Sighs a matriz deixa de ser o "Souvlaki" e passa a ser o debute, "Just for a Day" e com isso, os caminhos dos alemães tornam-se mais amplos, obviamente que as texturas gazers gritam e choram por todos os poros, mas há um ar cinzento, denso e melancolicamente intenso que permeia as canções, principalmente em "Branches".

Recomenda-se cuidado na audição do The Autumn Sighs principalmente se sua auto estima estiver baixa, ou seja, proteja seus pulsos.


***** Interview with The Autumn Sighs *****


Q. When did The Autumn Sighs start? Tell us about the history...
Ulrik met Katha in 2004....so we started our first steps towards the autumn sighs in 2008 and recorded the first ep (sprig) in 2011 with our friend Alex and his friend. Alex motivated us to get started and so we did...

We had the opportunity to play for the first time live at the 1st cologne shoegaze night. A drummer was needed- Denis was called- he played and stayed...We started off with 5 songs ... in the last four years we extended the list - the new ep is the first extract of what we came up with ...

Q: Who are your influences?
The influences are very individually so here they are....

Denis (drums): Ulrik (guitar): Katha (vocals/ guitar): The Beatles Slowdive Ride Paul Weller Half String My bloody Valentine The Beach Boys... The Verve... Lush...

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
That‘s a really hard one, because there are so many albums that we love...

....so we need to refuse....sorry.....

Q. How do you feel playing live?
-nervous but great.. we love playing our songs anywhere and if there‘s an audience that likes them as much as we do ...then it‘s just phantastic.....


Q. How do you describe The Autumn Sighs sounds?
sweet melancholy with a disturbing wall of sound

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We tried different settings and ended up with the classical multitrack recording in our rehearsal room (a room in an old air raid shelter)...after recording the basic tracks we did some overdubs. Then we sent the recorded material to our friend Florian via dropbox. He added the bass, mixed and mastered at hardboiled wonderland ...

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Lowtide, get well soon, box and the twins, messer brüder

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
There are songs from different genres that we like. It would be fun to turn them into shoegaze as slowdive did with some velvet morning of nancy sinatra and lee hazlewood. Generally we prefer to play our own songs...

Q: What are your plans for the future?
At the moment we‘re recording our next ep- hopefully it will be finished at the beginning of 2017 ... We would like to do as many live gigs as possible....

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for having us, spread the word, like and buy our songs ....:-)
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https://theautumnsighs.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/TheAutumnSighs/

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