terça-feira, 15 de novembro de 2016

Evasión Y Victoria with Galaxina - An Interview

Novamente a Espanha aterriza nas páginas do TBTCI, depois de recentemente Linda Guilala, Berlina e Apartamentos Acapulco terem iniciado a invasão espanhola por aqui, é chegada a hora do quarteto Galaxina e seu excelente debute "Evasión Y Victoria" lançado recentemente pela Clifford Records.

Totalmente em espanhol o álbum cativa do início ao fim principalmente pela força melódica da banda, mesclando vestígios oitentistas e shoegaze clássico, nunca estridente ao extremo tampouco etéreo, o Galaxina se equilibrar na tênue linha entre as duas vertentes.

Uma estreia de gente grande.

***** Interview with Galaxina *****

Q. When did Galaxina start? Tell us about the history...
We started in 2011. We had a few songs we wanted to play live, we thought it was worth it. So when we felt ready, we looked for some gigs and immediately we were told to open some frontline bands and some festivals. In 2015 we signed Clifford Records.

Q: Who are your influences?
Basically we like guitar bands from the 60s until today, but if we have to mention some bands, our favorites are Beatles, Ride, Pale Saints, Valentines, Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3 ... We really like 90's Creation records bands, 4AD ...

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. Beatles – Revolver
2. Velvet undergorund – S/T
3. Ride – Nowhere
4. My bloody valentine – Isn´t anything
5. Pale saints - Comforts of madness

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It´s such a magical feeling, sometimes we feel like out of this world

Q. How do you describe Galaxina sounds?
Poisoned candies. Balanced mix of distorted guitars and sweet voices.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded the LP in Gismo 7 Studio (Granada) With Paul Grau, a German producer who Lives very close to us. We recorded live sessions to catch a natural and fresh sound, then we added some arrangements like guitars, voices by overdubbing process Being our first recording experience we felt a bit nervous at the beginning but throughout the recording process we became more confident in our future record. Also we had some help at the studio, Cosmotrío, a string trio from Granada played fantastic arrangements in one song.They are an incredible girls. We love them

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
There are some interesting bands in our area, Apartamentos Acapulco, Nueva Internacional, Monte Terror…

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Mmm… The House of love

Q: What are your plans for the future?
First dates in November, presenting “Evasión y victoria” everywhere, ...and have a lot of fun and noise

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks to all supporters and fans. We love them!