terça-feira, 17 de abril de 2018

We with Honeymoan - An Interview

Cidade do Cabo, Africa do Sul. É de lá que vem o ensandecido e deliciosamente viciante quinteto, Honeymoan.

Pense no seguinte, imagine o Blondie com toda a doçura e sexy appeal da Debbie Harry, pensou? Então ok, adicione modernidade, um pouco de querosene, acelere tudo as vezes, desacelere de novo, e acrescente décadas de boa música, pronto, aqui esta o Honeymoan.

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Sem maiores explicações, escute imediatamente, e eu desafio você a não deixar o Honeymoan no repeat.

Delicia total.

***** Interview with Honeymoan *****

Q. When did Honeymoan begin? Tell us about the history...
H O N E Y M O A N began very recently, in mid 2017 as a fun project with a group of like minded friends who felt like doing something different. Some of the members play in various other Cape Town bands including Sakawa Boys, Dangerfields, Retro Dizzy, Yndian Mynah & Wildernessking. My initial idea when starting the band was to do something very pretty and dream pop like Slowdive but it naturally turned into it's own thing.

Q: Who are your influences?
Tame Impala, Beach House, Kurt Vile, Slowdive, Smashing Pumpkins, Alvvays, Cocteau Twins, Thee Oh Sees, Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Ty Segall, At The Drive In, lots more...

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
2. Lauren Hill - The Miseducation of Lauren Hill
3. Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
4. Talking Heads - Remain In Light
5. At The Drive In - Relationship Of Command

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We actually haven't played any shows yet as a band...

Q. How do you describe Honeymoan´s sounds?
Honestly it is really an early stage for us right now and as we are in the process of writing a full album, every song is quite different so far. Imagine people who listen to and play psych rock, prog, shoegaze, black metal etc trying to write fun, accessible pop music and this is the result of that experiment.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded at our friend Josh Berry's home studio. This was one of the more pleasant recording experiences I've personally had in a while, where Josh played a huge role in the entire project from the beginning - he really is a natural producer. He spent a long time getting the drum sound perfect in that room so I think that comes through really nicely in the final product. For
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Not really new but would definitely recommend Alvvays, Chastity Belt and Frankie Rose internationally and in terms of local South African acts - Twin Weaver, Mouse and Amy Ayanda.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Would love to cover Beyonce, Rihanna or another big pop act in a unique, washed out style.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Currently our lead singer and songwriter lives in Amsterdam while the rest of us are here in Cape Town but we're hoping to play a few shows locally when she comes to visit! Other than that, keep recording, writing and getting an album out is our biggest goal.

Q: Any parting words?
Many thanks for the feature and for listening! Keep an ear out for more music later this year :)