Sandy Lake ou Archana T. Serra é uma trovadora lo fi, lapidada em sônicas texturas hipnoticamente envolventes.
Informações sobre Archana são nulas, salvo talvez, as que ela confidenciou ao TBTCI na entrevista abaixo.
Mas, a bem da verdade, muitas vezes palavras soam desnecessárias, principalmente no caso de "Dead White Flowers", debute da moça.
Ecos de Mazzy Star, American Music Club, entre outros permeiam as canções do disco, mas veja, apenas permeiam, porque o encantamento é feito através da crueza sutil de Sandy Lake.
Um colírio para os ouvidos, simples assim.
***** Interview with Sandy Lake *****
Q: When did Sandy Lake begin.Tell us about the history...
Sandy lake actually began in 2014 when I watched A Montage Of Heck. I was inspired by the documentary and by Kurt himself. So on that day, I decided to research more on grunge music and my life changed at that bit. I officially started playing guitar and composing songs for family and friends because of him. However, last year I found out that I had to start applying for universities and that I was madly falling for this person. And so I recorded songs based on life experiences to impress unis and the one I liked. Later this year, I found how significant and sorta beautiful some of my songs were so I opened a bandcamp artist account!
Q: Who are your influences?
Well my influences range from 90s and 2000s hits which my parents would blast approximately every weekend, green day, blink-182, cigarettes after sex, alex g, la femme and off course nirvana.
Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
That's harder than finding x in maths haha. But:
+ Slowdive - Souvlaki
+ The Cure - Disintegration
+ Coldplay - Ghost Stories
+ American Football - American Football
+ Have a nice life - deathconsciousness
(in any order)
Q. How do you feel playing live?
I feel this rush of anxiety and adrenaline flowing throughout my body. It's like electricity or butterflies. I even get so nervous at times that I forget lyrics.
Q. How do you describe Sandy Lake´s sounds?
I would describe it as a kind of noisy lofi kind of echoish breed of cigarettes after sex, asking alexandria and mazzy star perhaps. But acquaintances prefer to call it loud, like extremely loud.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Most songs were recorded randomly when the chords and tune just popped onto my head while I was doing whatever. Although it was a result of a burst of creativity and motivation, recording them was hard. I would always get a weird unfavourable sound so I had to recorded multiple same versions of the same song. Also, some like falling4u came from poems that I've been writing over the past few years.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Maybe american pleasure club, bane's world, men I trust, mellow fellow, I don't know a lot of recent bands.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Q: What are your plans for the future?
I was planning on recording some songs, learning chinese and sleeping.
Q: Any parting words?
Stay alive friends and eu adoro brasil!!