quinta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2018

Adult Weakness with Maripool - An Interview

Doces canções despretensiosas se perfilam naquela já conhecida atmosfera lo fi, servindo como um convite a um belo passeio a beira mar naquele entardecer mezzo romântico mezzo melancólico.

Assim flui, "Adult Weakness" primeiro EP do projeto inglês, Maripool, encabeçado por sua mentora, Natasha Simões.

Ecos de Best Coast, é claro, com direito a releitura de "The Sun Was High (And So Was I),  entre outros tesouros do indie rock de baixa fidelidade alimentam a mente da garota.

Boa brisa.

***** Interview with Maripool ******

Q. When did Maripool begin? Tell us about the history...
Maripool started about two years ago after my band broke up. I was really upset so I decided that I was going to learn drums and just start doing and recording everything myself without depending on anyone.

Q: Who are your influences?
This is a really hard one because I’m constantly listening to different bands and music genres. Whenever I listen to a song and there's something I like in it I will just try to do something similar in one of my songs. I’m really into jazz and 90’s emo but I don't think any of those sounds actually transcribe into my music.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Songs of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
American Football by American Football
You’re Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr
Evol by Sonic Youth
Roman Candle by Elliott Smith

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I really enjoy playing live. When I was younger all I used to care about was seeing bands live so now it feels amazing to be able to be on the other side. It’s also very rewarding when people come to you after and say they really enjoyed it.

Q. How do you describe Maripool´s sounds?
Everyone asks me this and I still haven't come up with a good enough answer. I always just ask my friends what do they think I sound like and they just say its lo-fi so that’s probably what I’m gonna go with.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I record everything in my bedroom and into a cassette deck. I always do the drums first and everything else comes after. Doing the drums for me is always the hardest part and can take up to days.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I’m really bad at keeping up with new bands, I only find out about bands after they’ve been around for ages. Two bands I found out about recently was Wych Elm and Porridge Radio, they are pretty cool.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Probably just some band you could do a mosh pit to. I always wish I could write more upbeat songs you could mosh and crowd surf to but my songs just never turn out that way.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Just gonna carry on writing songs, playing shows and see what happens.

Q: Any parting words?
I’m recording a second EP now which will hopefully be out next year so keep an eye for that one!

I will also start playing with a full band and doing more shows in the next year which is quite exciting.

Thank you so much for having me!