sábado, 21 de outubro de 2017

Tangy Dream with Palm Haze - An Interview

Era uma vez numa casa de praia em Ilha Bela, litoral paulista, Lucas, guitarras, resolveu tocar uns acordes e Anna começou a cantar em cima do que ouvia e assim teve início o Palm Haze.

De Ilha Bela para Vancouver no Canadá, os dois se juntaram a Marianne e Caio, e banda nascia por completo.

Shoegaze flutuante, derretido em camadas e mais camadas formam a espinha dorsal do debute deles, lançado há pouco mais de um mês. "Tangy Dream" é sedutor, é abrasivo, é sonhador, e, é barulhento sem exageros, como manda a cartilha de todo shoegaze, ruídos entre sonhos predominam e direcionam o disco, que ainda oferta sinuosas tendências de trip hop.

O mais interessante de tudo, foi que, quando os ouvi pela primeira vez e os contactei não imagina que estaria conversando e conhecendo brasileiros, e foi uma grata e deliciosa surpresa.

Serve de exemplo e incentivo pra bandas que sonham em atingir outros ares, o Palm Haze dá a dica, mas mesmo assim é possível sentir a leve brisa dos ares de Ilhabela, escute Beautiful Island e ateste.

Deliciosamente envolvente.

***** Interview with Palm Haze *****

Q. When did Palm Haze start? Tell us about the history...
Anna: We were staying in a beach house in Ilhabela and out of nowhere Lucas started playing some chords on his acoustic guitar and I started singing some random lyrics.

Lucas: Yeah, them I stop and said "oh, this sounds good, we should record it so we don't forget it", we did it and it became our first song. For us that's what really defines our start.

Q: Who are your influences?
L: My main influences are Sonic Youth, Placebo and My Bloody Valentine. Other than that, I'm also influenced by electronic artists like Air, Portishead and Massive Attack, as well as vaporwave music.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
The Virgin Suicides by Air
Goo by Sonic Youth
Sunbather by Deafheaven
Tidal by Fiona Apple

Q. How do you feel playing live?
L: It's kind of an awesome and also blurry experience. I often feel kind of nervous and excited and it all goes so fast, it's one of the reasons that I make music for sure.

Q. How do you describe Palm Haze sounds?
L: Our sound is like getting out on a sunny day to go skating (actually, on one of those flying skates from Back to the Future), smooth, with hard bright lights hitting your face once and then and often some abrupt falls that make you just lay down on the ground and stare at the sky wondering "what is happening?".

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
L: Usually we get together and I start playing something and Anna writes the lyrics until we get a very raw demo with some parts of the song, most of the time we do this in one afternoon. We don't like to keep working on songs for too long. Then, to record is not very different, but most of the time I do the instrumental part alone, also very quickly. I go and record the parts we thought on the demo and some other random parts and solos that I think it could fit the song. To finish I arrange all those parts on the production and we have a song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
L: I'm really one of those that just keep listening to the same bands over and over, I do not follow many new bands and I'm kind of lazy to search new stuff, but I came across some awesome bands like Pinkshinyultrablast and Froth recently.

A: I love female vocals: Widowspeak and Winter are awesome!

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
L: I would love to cover Dirty Trip by Air.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
L: We will try to release Tangy Dream on Vinyl and Cassete and we are also working on a new album or EP for next year.

A: We would also like to play more concerts, maybe tour on the Northwest Coast and possibly Brazil. And make some cool videoclips!

Q: Any parting words?
A: Love Palm Haze.