Ouvir "9617 GRAHAMCHAPMAN", terceiro single dos australianos do Start Together é como se projetar lentamente em algum andaime, caminhando vagarosamente, saboreando ao mesmo tempo, o perigo e o auto controle.
O novo single vai completamente pelo lado oposto do anterior, "Being Born", o que engrandece ainda mais a sonoridade dos caras.
Se em "Being Born", a escola MBV/Swervedriver era evidente, em "9617 GRAHAMCHAPMAN", o que se ouve é um delírio gazer moldado via The Church ou HOL, um lirismo latente exala da canção que a torna viciante a cada audição.
Vale ressaltar que o Start Together esta em meio às gravações de seu debute, e pelos aperitivos teremos algo sublime por vir.
O TBTC aguarda ansiosamente ao som de "9617 GRAHAMCHAPMAN"....
***** Interview with Start Together *****
Q. When did Start Together begin? Tell us about the history...
Start Together began in October 2016 - Gerard (guitar, vocals) had previously played in a band with James (drums) and when that band ended they reached out to Emma (bass) and to create a new band. They jammed on songs Gerard had been writing at James’ house at Mt Glorious (just outside of Brisbane, Australia) on the weekends and a couple of months later Gerard asked Demetry (guitar) to join the band. Their first live show was in June 2017, and since then we have been playing many live shows, recording and releasing music.
Q: Who are your influences?
The Cure, Sonic Youth, Au Paris, Fugazi, Sleater-Kinney (that’s where the name ‘Start Together’ comes from.
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Emma: An impossible task! Some of my favourites would be Silence Yourself - Savages, Slowdive - Slowdive, Nothing Feels Natural - Priests, In Bloom - Beach House, Tapestry - Carol King.
James: Lately i’ve been listening to Relationship of Command - At The Drive In, The Shape of Punk to Come - Refused, III - Badbadnotgood, The Mouse and the Mask - Danger Doom, Animals - Pink Floyd
Demetry: Get To Heaven - Everything Everything, The Agent Intellect - Protomartyr, 1000001 - Seagull, Big Skies -Mere Women, Summer Make Good - Múm.
Gerard: Right now i’ve been listening to Laurel Halo, Lala Lala, Relay Tapes, Protomatyr.
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Gerard: Live is fine! Sometimes it’s chaos, sometimes it’s scary, but always better then not playing live
Emma: We are very comfortable playing live - that’s mostly what we do. It feels good to take the audience on a journey.
Demetry: Playing live is extremely enjoyable. During rehearsals and recording I'm usually thinking about changing parts or experimenting. Playing live allows me to just play the songs without thinking too much.
Emma: Post-punk, shoegaze…
Demetry: Loud, somewhat thoughtful, and fun.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Emma: Gerard is the main songwriter - He brings the concept of the songs to the rest of the band at band practice and we each add of own parts from there, but we try to follow Gerard’s intent of how the song should feel and sound.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Gerard: Some other Brisbane bands we recommend are Sweater curse, Pool Shop, Relay Tapes, Sleepclub, Terra Pines.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Gerard: Curtis Mayfield
Emma: or maybe Womack & Womack?
Demetry: Television by IDLES
James: A song by Doves.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
Emma: We are currently in the studio right now recording an album, which will be released next year. We’d love to tour soon.
Demetry: We often dream about touring overseas - more like a band holiday rather than making money.
Gerard: Release an album, get a dog.
James: Eat more hummus and seaweed crackers.
Q: Any parting words?
Demetry: When our album comes out you should probably listen to it while walking the dog or driving to see someone you love.
Thankyou for the interview!