terça-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2018

Silver Dollar Movement with The Orielles - An Interview

Duas irmãs e um camarada se juntaram para fazer um som em Halifax, Nova Escócia, e o resultado tornou-se uma das mais gratas surpresas da atualidade.

O The Orielles, como são mais conhecidos, debutou recentemente com o deliciosamente viciante, "Silver Dollar Movement", um disco que não esconde suas influências, todas absolutamente retros, desde o dance kraut experimental herdado do Stereolab, passando pelo bubblegum noise pop da C86, pela dance funk new wave, leia-se A Certain Ratio, Tom Tom Club e afins, e com tudo isso no menu, o disco é um verdadeiro doce grudento, um marshmallow sonoro suculentíssimo.

Stephen Pastel, Laetitia Sadier, Tina Weymouth e Chris Frantz quando ouvirem "Silver Dollar Movement" saberão que tudo que fizeram valeu muito a pena.

***** Interview with The Orielles *****

Q. When did The Orielles begin? Tell us about the history...
1. We started playing together absolutely ages ago, after meeting at a party. We never took it seriously at the time, and would just cover our favourite songs in our basement and write a few of our own little ditties. Three years ago however, we decided we were actually pretty alright at what we were doing and so decided to take it more seriously. At our first Manchester gig, we gained interest from our now manager and it's pretty much spiralled upwards from there.

Q: Who are your influences?
2. Our influences are so wide, we find small things in a lot of different genres that we are inspired by. For example, we are influenced a lot by post-punk/dance-punk/new-wave bands from the late 70s such as Bush Tetras, ESG and Tom Tom Club. Rhythmically, we are also influenced by a lot of world music as well as hip-hop. We also take influence from more modern bands and bands that are killing it right now!

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3. Pixies - Doolittle,
Money Mark - Push The Button,
A Certain Ratio - I'd Like To See You Again,
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup,
The Pastels - Truckload of Trouble.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. We used to get pretty nervous when we were starting out, particularly as Esme or Sidonie had never even played their instruments before, let alone played them live! Now we just get super excited, there is no feeling comparable to the buzz you get from playing live.

Q. How do you describe The Orielles sounds?
5. We describe our sound as post-dance punk.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6. The process was so much fun. We spent a few weeks in the studio in Stockport, Manchester and we'll never forget our time there. We would generally do bass and drum live takes first, then overdub all guitar parts and then do vocals, percussion and keys last. This was often the most fun part of the day as we'd be pretty drunk by this point and just having a laugh and coming up with wacky ideas.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7. We recommend you check out Trudy & The Romance, Party Hardly, Chest Pains, Beachtape, Lylo, Kaputt and Hatchie!

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8. We have actually recently started doing a cover of Khala My Friend by Amanaz. We don't play it live, but it's fun to jam in soundcheck. Plus it's a very chill song so it's just nice and easy to play.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9. Aside from releasing our debut album, our plans are to hit as many festivals as we can this summer. We already have a few confirmed and it's looking busy busy! After summer I guess we'll be back in the studio demoing some new tracks.

Q: Any parting words?
10. Thanks a lot for speaking to us! Peace out! x o x