sexta-feira, 21 de setembro de 2018

Warn the Dark with Heavydive - An Interview

Da longínqua, Calgary, província canadense de Alberta vem o trio Heavydive.

Como muitas bandas atuais, os caras unificam elementos do shoegaze clássico, no caso aqui, o Nowhere do Ride dá a conexão com as guitarras, alem do pós punk melancólico de Cure e Joy Division, adicione a raiva sonora do SY, e você terá a equação dos caras.

"Warm The Dark" é o debute do Heavydive, e soa exatamente como o descrito acima. Sua audição vai ganhando tonalidades épicas conforme as guitarras vão subindo. Por vezes me lembram Doves, em outras Model Morning, muitas conexões são sentidas, depende muito de sua referência.

O fato é que o Heavydive faz de sua estreia, um belo sopro melancolicamente barulhento.

***** Interview with Heavydive *****

Q. When did Heavydive begin? Tell us about the history...
Although Heavydive is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, we are not all from here. Our guitarist, Juan Ortiz, and drummer, Santiago Ortiz, are Colombian born brothers who were raised in Canada, while Randall Squires (vocals and bass) was born and raised in Calgary. The three of us got together through a mutual friend and realized that we had the same drive to make music. We started our first band together in May of 2014, however, Heavydive did not really begin until June of 2016. Heavydive was potentially our final attempt to make music together after forming two consecutive bands that failed to leave our rehearsal space. During the years prior to Heavydive we wrote and threw out a little over 10 songs before we wrote the first official Heavydive song, Room 213.

Q: Who are your influences?
All three of us have quite different influences.

Randall: The Smiths, Radiohead, Pixies, the Killers, Interpol, Pasteboard, and Savages.

Santiago: Nothing, Title Fight, Turnover, Death of Lovers, DIIV, Citizen, and Joy Division.

Juan: A Place to Bury Strangers, The Mars Volta, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dinosaur Jr, and At the Drive-In.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
In no particular order, our top 5 albums are:
- Relationship of Command by At the Drive-In
- Rare by Hundredth
- Sam’s Town by The Killers
- Souvlaki by Slowdive
- Viet Cong by Preoccupations

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It’s one of the few moments in our lives where we can feel truly in the moment. While performing you are putting yourself out there emotionally and technically. It’s the only time we can truly feel free.

Q. How do you describe Heavydive´s sound?
Thick reverberated guitar, delicate yet detached vocals, and heart-racing rhythms.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Warn the Dark is our first album recorded in a professional studio. Everything prior was recorded live off the floor in our rehearsal space, but once we were in the studio we no longer felt the restrictions of being a three-piece band. The ability to orchestrate many guitars, layer several digital and analog effects, and add depth through stereo mixing allowed us to form a richer atmosphere in each song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Melted Mirror, Palm Haze, Paradise (Calgary, AB), Nêhiyawak, Dead Soft, and Did You Die.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
When You Sleep by My Bloody Valentine

Q: What are your plans for the future?
At the moment we are planning to record a full length album and tour Europe within the next two to three years.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for interviewing us, Renato, and for introducing us to your audience! Let’s keep shoegaze alive!