East Kilbride na Escócia entrou definitivamente no mapa mundial da música por ter apresentado ao mundo os irmãos Reid, e a cidade novamente brinda-nos com uma nova preciosidade chamada Candy Maps.
Pense em Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Pastels, e J&MC, é claro. Melodias grudentas, wall of sound deliciosamente pegajoso, e aquela aura de paixão que nos faz sorrir de ponta a ponta após a audição do EP "Plastic World".
Simplesmente, você só tem uma única opção, apaixonar-se pelo Candy Maps, simples assim.
***** Interview with Candy Maps *****
Q. When did Candy Maps start? Tell us about the history...A: The band started about a year and a half ago at a terrible party with a weddingesque DJ so its probably fair to say it's born more out of frustration with bad music as opposed to the love for music most musician's claim. In that short time we've went through a lot of members with a revolving door line up that makes The BJM look like ABBA with the only consistent member being Michael.
Q: Who are your influences?
A: In terms of influences The Velvet Underground are at the centre of all our tunes as well as a lot of Phil Spector/Joe Meek 60's pop, The Pastels, Spacemen 3, The Telescopes, Flying Saucer Attack and a lot more.
Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A: White Light/ White Heat - Velvet Underground
Destroy All Human Life - Country Teasers
Suburban Light - The Clientele
Experimental Jelly - Tomorrow's Tulips
Psychedelic Jungle - The Cramps
Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: Terrified and intoxicated with rapid fluctuation between the two.
Q. How do you describe Candy Maps sounds?
A: The product of being stuck inside with no money and a lot of records with only 2/3 chords.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: We don't really have a step by step process of writing and recording. Most songs are written in aforementioned bedroom then taken to practice with the rest of the band. We keep things as simple as possible and don't appreciate the technical showboating and anal musicianship that is prevalent in a fair chunk of the bands around us. Most of the recording's feature Michael and Eva solely but in the future we'll be involving the full 5 piece band.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A: Locally our favourite emerging band's are Spinning Coin, Sweaty Palms and the Bellybuttons. We're also fond of the recent trend of band's clearly influenced by Country Teasers like Bat Bike, Goat Girl, Duds and Fat White Family. Bands like Dead Rabbits and The KVB are also worth having a swatch of.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A: Eric "Eggy" Liddle
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: We're working on another single at the moment and hope to sort out some physical releases in near future and we've changed up our live sound after a long break from gigging which we'll be getting back to very soon
Q: Any parting words?
A: Join your local Marxist party and organise in Trade Unions.