Muitas e muitas vezes, aliás já perdi a conta de ouvir aqueles comentários preguisoços de que, "bom eram os 60´s" ou, "bom era nos 70´s", ou ainda, " melhos eram os 80´s" e pra fechar, "nada foi melhor que os 90´s". Preguiça dessas pessoas e mentes que se encrustaram na passado e que pasmén, ainda são jovens o suficiente para vivenciar o que é feito atualmente, e é exatamente esse o real motivo da existência do TBTCI, celebrar o passado, sim, mas explicitar o presente, demonstrar que nos dias de hoje existe uma imensa produção a ser explorada, que se beneficia talvez muita mais do que as décadas anteriores por poder ser livre de rótulos, hoje pode-se mesclar, experimentar sem medo de ser feliz.
Um desses belos exemplos de que a música hoje respira efervecência são os australianos do Wild Meadows. Melódicos, sedutores, psicodélicos, dançantes, e sabem como hipnotizar o ouvinte, vide o último single deles, "Nowhere", ou "Rebel" o anterior, duas belas preciosidades a serem descobertas e degustadas sem moderação.
Junte todas as décadas de música e viva o presente ao som do Wild Meadows.
***** Interview with Wild Meadows *****
JR: Wild Meadows started a couple of years ago with Donovan and I, we had both been playing in different bands before. We have gone through a few different lineups, but this definitely feels the best its ever been at the moment. Were all really looking forward to recording our debut album at the end of the year and getting out and playing live again.
Q. What are your influences?
JR: I grew up DJing electronic music in the 90s, mainly drum & bass, house and breakbeat, what I really loved was the crossover between indie and dance music, bands like primal scream or the happy mondays. Ive always loved bands like The Smiths and The Cure. anything that speaks to me on an emotional or musical level. I can still remember stealing/borrowing my brother/s My Bloody Valentine CD which opened me up to a new world of bands like Ride and yo la tengo and the stone roses. I actually started playing guitar late, at 26, and just played in punk bands for a while because I couldn’t play very well, after years and years of experimenting I started to develop my own sound.
SG: Jimmy Chamberlin, Stephen Morris and Brooks Wackerman
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time.
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Ride - Nowhere
Stone Roses - Stone Roses
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Q. How do you feel playing live?
JR: Playing live is always a bit of a buzz. I think its about letting go and just going with it. You can’t mimic what you can do on record, but there’s a different energy to what you do in the studio when you’re on stage.
SG: Ecstatic, it's a rush being on stage.
Q. How do you describe Wild Meadows’ sounds?
JR: Hopefully it’s the kind of thing you’d enjoy listening to late at night on drugs.
SG: Melodic, harmonious, dynamic, emotive psychedelic rock
Q. Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
JR: The songs are recorded as a live band to get a live band feel. And then sonically try to push some boundaries and getting things sounding a little bit different. One live track and then heaps of overdubs.
SG: We're doing a lot of pre-production: rehearsing songs and recording them, getting them as finished as possible before we go near a recording studio. The ideal is to play the songs well with very few takes in the studio once we get there.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
JR: Im really loving Contrast, Cheatahs, Bloodhounds on My Trail, Westkust, Summer flake, the new Minor Victories album is amazing too.
Q. Which band would you like to make a cover of?
JR: I would love to do a cover of The Cure,The Smiths or one of the Flying Nun bands like the Bats or the Clean.
SG: Stone Roses
Q. What are your plans for the future?
JR: Releasing an album at the end of the year and hopefully a European tour next year. At some point, hopefully coming over to South America too.
SG: Onwards and upwards
Q. Any parting words?
JR: Loving the blog, thanks for the support Renato.