sábado, 20 de fevereiro de 2010

Candy Says with Low Sea - An Interview

A internet pode ter milhares de problemas, mas que facilita o networking e o conhecimento e estreita algo que no passado seria basicamente impossivel, vide a quantidade de grandes bandas que vem surgindo nos quatro cantos do mundo com trabalhos fenomenais porém a grande midia basicamente desconhece o que, quando e onde tudo esta acontecendo, dito tudo isto, é mais ou menos assim que aconteceu meu primeiro contato com os irlandeses do Low Sea, Bobby me mandou um email há alguns meses atrás onde ele dizia que adorava o TBTCI e informando que o Low Sea estava em estudio gravando e mixando seu debut além de me enviar algumas amostras do som deles e também alinhamos uma entrevista.

Agora com o album finalizado, disponivel no site CDBaby, e o disquinho mesmo esta no myspace deles, dá para sacar que o resultado ficou sensacional, tirando o capricho da arte grafica que é um detalhe a parte, tipo item de colecionador mesmo, o som de Bobby e Billie é daqueles de encher os olhos, os ouvidos e satisfazer fans de J&MC, A.R. Kane, Mazzy Star/Opal e por ai vai, a abertura do debut intitulado Las Olas a cargo de Couldn't Help Myself já deixa claro que esta pequena obra prima é a Just like Honey deles, tem mais é claro, a proxima Save My Soul é algo como se Jason Pierce, Lou Reed e Hope Sandoval resolvessem montar um projeto, é meus amigos, brilhante debut, 2010 começou e em grande estilo, ah sim, peguem carona com a pegajosa The Crash, ou apague a luz com as soturnas Sidewalk e Never Yours (essa Bobby e Billie disponibilizaram para um aperitivo ao album), eu basicamente só tenho que dizer o seguinte, não adianta perder muito tempo, corra atrás da sua copia deste album porque vai dar sold out!!!!!

***** Interview with Low Sea *****

Q.When did Low Sea starts, tell us about the beginning…
A. The band was born on a summer night in 2008 in the south of France. At the beginning Billie and I put together a 4-piece band. Over the course of time, the line-up went through some changes, but the two of us soon felt we wanted to remain a duo. Although we knew this would mean more work for us in terms of playing gigs, etc, it would be worth regaining the creative freedom.

Q.Who are the influences of the band?
A. Well, there are many ... When we started out, the sound was more in the vein of Shack, early Primal Scream, The Velvet Underground, Jesus & Mary Chain, Love, Brian Jonestown Massacre ... it was initially a more acoustic, hazy, neo-psychedelic sound. There is still a lot of that in what we're doing now, though we're more open to experimentation with electronic/vintage keyboards, and even heavier percussive sounds. We both listen to a lot of different stuff outside of what we sound like, so it'd be hard to make a list of obvious and not-so-obvious influences! The more obvious influences would be stuff like Suicide, Spacemen 3, The Horrors, M83, Atlas Sound, Beach House, A.R. Kane, Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine... but we're both fans of Clinic, Joy Division, Low, The Aislers Set, Del Shannon, Red House Painters, East River Pipe, Hasil Adkins, The Wedding Present, Pulp, Boards Of Canada, The Stairs, Girls, Buzzcocks, Guided By Voices, Sea Urchins... lots of stuff.

Q. Tell us about the process of recording the album?
A. We are just about to release our debut album titled 'Las Olas'. When we started writing songs and just playing we were not even thinking in terms of any serious releases, I guess we were just enjoying the whole experience. Initially we would write when we felt like it, and play when we felt like it.

After we had a bunch of songs, it seemed a natural thing to put an album together. So I guess there was never a conscious process to it, which probably shows in the mix of songs on there.

Q: tell us about Low Sea live shows....
A. Low Sea will start playing live in Spring 2010. You're all invited to come check us out!

Q. Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A. We've actually just recorded our first cover - Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane". That song is probably a good indication of how our recent songs are actually sounding, that kind of feel. There are plenty of songs we'd love to cover... Rudy of AR Kane was very encouraging about us doing a version of their "When You're Sad", that would be something cool.

Q. Which new bands you recommended?
A. There are a lot of amazing groups/artists around lately, it's unbelievable. People like Celebration, Crocodiles, Zombie Zombie, Girls, Andy's Tea Party, CANT, Best Coast...

Q. What´s the plans for future? New records, a tour….
A. So many plans! We'd love to get across to mainland Europe and do some gigs over there. We've got an ep almost finished, and those songs will represent more clearly our sound/direction. It would be great to get something released on vinyl, we've always wanted to do that.

Q. Any order important thing to tell us…
A. Our limited edition album has just been released. We put a lot of effort into creating something different, collectable... We designed the artwork for it, and are keeping it a limited edition. That's available exclusively through our myspace at http://www.myspace.com/lowseamusic, or it can be digitally downloaded at iTunes or CDbaby.
Thanks Low Sea....all the best!!!

Low Sea - Never Yours - http://www.mediafire.com/?b4ivyiydmnn