quarta-feira, 29 de março de 2017

Nothing Ever Lasts with Echo Ladies - An Interview

Malmö, Suécia, dois singles exuberantes, e o inevitável clichê, amor a primeira audição, é tudo que posso dizer sobre o trio Echo Ladies.

Se por acaso você acha que estou exagerando, experimente não se curvar as belas e intensas "Nothing Ever Lasts" e Close To Be Close To Me". A primeira um wall of sound evocando os mestres que já passaram pela Creation Rec., já a segunda é um delírio climática onde conexões com os padrões de qualidade 4AD de outrora vem a tona.

O primeiro EP bem em Abril, e a paixão pelo Echo Ladies só tende a aumentar, simples assim.

***** Interview with Echo Ladies *****

Q. When did Echo Ladies start? Tell us about the history...
Echo ladies started after alot of different projects that didn’t worked out. We tried to play different genres with different people. But after a while we decided to let our band be just us three.

Q: Who are your influences?
We have alot of different bands that we look up to. Bands like Cocteau Twins, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Slowdive and Black Marble. Even though we love these band we want our music to be our own. We are being inspired by them, but we’re not trying to sound like them.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
This was surprisingly hard. Because there are so much music that are being released all the time and the rare so much old albums that is close to our hearts aswell.

Psychocandy – Jesus and the Mary Chain
Heaven or Las Vegas – Cocteau Twins
In and Out of Control – The Raveonettes
International – Lust for Youth
A Different Arrangement – Black Marble

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love to play live. It’s where we feel comfortable. Sure we have had gigs that were close to awful. But we get our energy form playing live. When we write our songs we imagine how they would sound live and form them thereafter. We want our recordings to sound like our sound live.

Q. How do you describe Echo Ladies sounds?
A wall of sound that makes you feel that you’re in a dream. We want the singing to color the reverb chaos from the guitars and complement eachother.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We talk to our producer and book a time in the studio. At this point we already have the song ready, by that we mean we know the song and our parts an have a backingtrack ready. Then we just layer the instruments. And try to find small details thar could enhance the song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Tinsel Hears, a band we share rehearsal space with. They make really good jingle-jangle pop.

Then our label friends Wy, that makes sad dreampop.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Maybe something of Kate Bush. We’ve actually discussed to make a cover of her before. So maybe in the near future.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We are going back in to studio quite soon. But before that we have an EP coming on April 7th and some gigs in the near future are planned. But we have more dreams we want to achieve with Echo Ladies and hopefully they will come true.

Q: Any parting words?
One could never have too many reverb pedals.