domingo, 30 de julho de 2017

Misery with The Breaks - An Interview

Ah, Manchester!! Sim, como profetizou Morrissey, a lendária cidade britânica ainda tem muito a nos ofertar, que o diga o novíssimo The Breaks e seu vibrante EP de estreia "Misery".

Inserindo elementos tipicamente gazers em um mix de indie rock tipicamente inglês que foi marca registrada dos Arctic Monkeys quando eles começaram na metade da década passada, mas muito além de hypes, o The Breaks, aplica um certa angústia melancólica nas quatro canções de seu debute.

Seria o shoegaze flertando com o indie rock? Seria o indie rock popularizando o shoegaze? Ou apenas, simplesmente música em letras maiúsculas?

A resposta pouco importa, o ponto é, o debute do The Breaks é muito foda.

***** Interview with The Breaks *****

Q. When did The Breaks start? Tell us about the history...
1) The Breaks began about two months ago. Alastair - the guitarist and chief song writer - approached me with a few ideas he'd cobbled together over the course of a year. We took them to our friend who owned a recording studio and after a short period of time we had this EP to offer.

Q: Who are your influences?
2) Our biggest influences are probably the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Cure, Sixto Rodriguez and other assorted indie/alternative artists.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3) Daft Punk - Discovery
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Kanye West - MY Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
The Cure - Bloodflowers

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4) We haven't played a gig yet, but I'm sure it'll be an experience!

Q. How do you describe The Breaks sounds?
5) It was once described as 'power shoegaze', but it's probably quite a bit heavier than that.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6) We did it in a relatively short period of time. Our friend offered us a crash course in his studio so we spent every weekend for about eight weeks in this decked out studio in a garage. Matt, the producer, used to switch the lights off and turn little lamps on to create mood lighting whenever I was singing. It was an enjoyable process but we certainly missed out on most of the sun in England that month.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7) To be honest, I haven't really listened to that much new music so I'm afraid I can't help you there!

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8) Well we used to do a cover of Mika's Happy Ending which went down a storm, but I'd also love to cover The Waterboys's Whole of the Moon. There is a cover we're working on but I don't want to spoil the surprise just yet.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9) Garner an audience and start taking the show on the road. I've set the goal of being on the festival circuit by next summer.

Q: Any parting words?
10) If we're ever in Brazil, we'll play a show at your place for free, Renato!