segunda-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2017

Колокол with Июльские дни - An Interview

Os russos com o impronunciável nome, Июльские дни, ou ao pé da letra "dias de julho", são daquelas bandas pós punk casca grossíssima, com vários EPs e singles no currículo os caras estão basicamente a margem de tudo que é feito no cenário pós punk atual, são cultuados na Rússia, e completamente desconhecidos fora dela.

Quase tudo é peculiar no som dos caras, as letras, por exemplo,são sim, todas em russo, mas a sonoridade é mundialmente conhecida, guiada por um baixo galopante e pulsante, guitarras cortantes e rápidas, sem a menor frescura e aquela vocalização que nos remete aos clássicos do gênero.

Para os desavisados o Июльские дни poderia perfeitamente passar como alguma banda perdida da geração clássica do pós punk, mas, cuidado, as aparências enganam.

***** Interview with Июльские дни *****

Q. When did Июльские дни start? Tell us about the history...
We started it in 2014. It should be noted that all members of the band are part of big russian d.i.y. punk scene. At the moment we managed to play in diffirent russian punk bands. So In the beginning of 2014 Alexey (vocal, guitar) and Danya (keys) decided to play some good music together. Then Gosha (bass) and Petya (drums) had joined us and we completely formed our collective. We chose post-punk as music style because we can realize all our ideas and feelings in that way.

Q: Who are your influences?
We listen different russian and world music. And of course it is not only post-punk. It's difficult to say that any bands influenced us so much. But for example we love russian band “Гражданская оборона". We adwise you to listen it.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
"Сто лет одиночества" by Егор и Опизденевшие
"Звезда по имени солнце" by Кино
"Радио Африка" by Аквариум
"Nevermind" by Nirvana
“Speak and Spell” by Depeche Mode

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We try to make our shows an event. That's why we are full of energy and drive when we are playing music. When people are dancing and going crazy on our gigs we are also going crazy. It’s mutual understanding and exchande of energy and feelings. So if you are come to are show and quietly stay near the wall we don’t like you… Of course we are kidding!.. Or may be not :)

Q. How do you describe Июльские дни sounds?
Cold guitars, cold vocal in collabaration with analog keys and pulsating rhythm section. So we had wanted it and we got it.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Certanly it not takes much time. When we are ready to record a new album we go to music studio which is owned by our friend. He helps us to recording and mastering our new songs. As far as I remember we recorded last album “Колокол» in two weeks after the start.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We recommend you to listen our friends from russian post-punk band “Черная речка». They are nice guys, who play interesting music.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We are already made cover version of song “Мой город будет стоять” by russian punk band “Адаптация"

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Now we have planned gigs in several russian towns where we will present our new album. Then we will start to record new songs. Also we want to start a great tour in summer. But now it’s secret information.

Q: Any parting words?
We wish you and your readers to make love but always be ready for war.