terça-feira, 17 de julho de 2018

La verdad blanda with Martes Niebla - An Interview

Durante o verão passado, o Blacanova, uma das mais queridas bandas shoegaze espanholas, decidiu dar um tempo indefinido em suas atividades, e assim, alguns de seus integrantes resolveram convidar amigos de outras belas bandas de lá, leia-se Terry vs. Tori e Escuelas Pias, e assim nasceu o Martes Niebla.

O primeiro resultado de união de expoentes da cena gazer espanhola, é o EP homônimo dos caras. Um passeio sutil e cintilante pelo universo sonhador das influências de todos, aproximando-se de novas bandas como DIIV, Tamaryn e Beach House.

Dreampop em letras maiúsculas para levitar preguiçosamente.

***** Interview with Martes Niebla *****

Q: When did Martes Niebla start? Tell us about the history...
Last summer, when Blacanova decided to take an indefinite break, some members of the band wanted to continue making dream pop and shoegaze songs, but with a more luminous approach. Two friends from other bands joined this new project soon. So, the band’s definitive line-up is Erica (also in Terry vs. Tori), Davis (Escuelas Pías) and Cristian, Inés & Paco (from Blacanova).

Q: Who are your influences?
We are influenced by classic shoegaze and dream pop bands (Slowdive, My bloody Valentine, Ride ...), but also by groups such as DIIV, Beach Fossils, Tamaryn, Alvvays, Beach House or the first School of Seven Bells and Deerhunter.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Low (Bowie)
Disintegration (The Cure)
For your pleasure (Roxy Music)
Souvlaki (Slowdive)
Somnium (SIANspheric)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
As Martes Niebla we are just beginning, but our idea is to enjoy playing live and mix a good creative vocal work (we have three singers) with infinite layers of guitars and acoustic and electronic drums. We are working on it.

Q. How do you describe Martes Niebla´s sounds?
Dream pop, shoegaze and post punk, combined into a blurred, foggy, yet shiny sound. Even the name of the band (Tuesday Mist) suggest this hazy feeling.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs
We did a lot of recording and production work by ourselves. Then, in a second phase we continued at La Mina Studio with producer Raúl Perez, who also worked with the mixes.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Pool Shop, Hatchie, Wild Honey, Day Wave, Hazel English, Monte Terror, Still Parade, Terry vs. Tori, Escuelas Pías…

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
It would be nice to make a dreamy / dark drone cover of Taylor Swift.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Make beautiful songs and play in beautiful places all around the world

Q: Any parting words?
Lots of kisses and hugs for all the The Blog That Celebrates Itself’s followers!