domingo, 30 de julho de 2017

Catflap with Sobs - An Interview

Simplesmente música pop ensolarada e sonhadora, nada mais, nada menos, assim é o trio de Singapura, Sobs, que recém debutou com o cintilante EP "Catflap".

Seguindo a trilha de bandas como Jaysom, Alvvays e outros expoentes do novo dreampop com conexões ao twee, o Sobs surpreende em nuances melodicamente sedutoras, para fazer a alegria de qualquer sonhador de plantão.
"Catflap" é a trilha ideal para seu passeio a beira mar. Sinta a brisa.

***** Interview with Sobs *****

Q. When did Sobs start? Tell us about the history...
We started Sobs technically in January 2017 when Jared and Celine (who met on an online music forum in Singapore) made some rough demo tracks of guitar-based pop music. The final lineup and official “formation” was probably around March 2017 when Raphael came on board and we started to work on the EP together.

Q: Who are your influences?
Everyone in the band has such diverse musical tastes that it’s difficult to pinpoint our influences, but in the case of artists closer to the sound of Catflap: Liz Phair, Frankie Cosmos, Real Estate, Girlpool, Crying, Alvvays and probably our local-dream pop heroes Pleasantry.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
- Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION
- Alvvays - Alvvays
- Lullatone - Soundtracks for Everyday Adventures
- Frankie Cosmos - Zentropy
- Avril Lavigne - Let Go

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We’ll let you know after our first show later this month on 15th July, when we open for surf rock band Splashh on 15 July together with our label mates Cosmic Child - come hang out with us!

Q. How do you describe Sobs sounds?
Straightforward pop music

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded and produced the EP in parts in our respective bedrooms but spent most of the time trying to finalise and re-record the demo tracks in Raphael’s room in between naps and listening to post-rock.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Celine: MUNA
Jared: Lexie []
Raphael: Snail Mail []

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Celine: I would want to cover something by Fleetwood Mac because they're a big influence on my songwriting and are one of my favourite bands. I also think the style of our production is quite 70’s influenced with the guitar tones and composition so they might be a good fit

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Play more shows and make more songs!

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you for having us and we hope you enjoy our EP!!! You can find us at @sobshaha on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and the album is available on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp (