segunda-feira, 18 de agosto de 2014

Directions To See A Ghost with The Very Wicked - An Interview

Psych diretamente da Cidade do Cabo na África do Sul, estou falando do combo The Very Wicked, que recém jogou na rede seu debute o poderoso You´re the everything in us.

Discão pra se ouvir em alto e bom som, guitarradas altas e possuídas pelo que há de melhor dentro da atual cena mundial do psych.

Logicamente que tem muito de BRMC e Black Angels na sonoridade dos caras, mas vale cada segundo da audicão.

Vou além, os caras já abriram pro Black Angels num festival Psych na Cidade do Cabo, sem contar que eles estão dentro do documentário Trip que será lancado no próximo ano, que aliás logo menos o TBTCI apresentará o dossiê disso ai com exclusividade.

Quer saber, vai direto no bandcamp do Very Wicked e encharque-se.

***** Interview with The Very Wicked *****

Q. When did The Very Wicked starts tell us about the history...
It started around end 2011. Lucas and my previous band was on a break and we were eager to continue making music. We started writing songs together and the rest of the band formed in early 2012. We played our first show September 2012.

Q: Who are your influences?
There are a whole bunch in there. We all come from pretty different musical backgrounds. I’ve always been very inspired by The Stones, Nick Cave, Tom Waits. The Velvet Underground. Lucas has always been into Radiohead, Sigur Ros, The White Stripes… Lucy comes from more of a folk background…

Some bands that come to mind when it comes to the sound of the Very Wicked are BRMC, The Velvets, The Jesus & Mary Chain… I think. haha

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…

The Stones – Exile On Main Street
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – BRMC
Spiritualized – Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space
The Jesus & Mary Chain – Psycho Candy
Tom Waits – Mule Variations

Q. How do you fell playing alive?

Q. How do you describe Very Wicked´s sounds?
Psychedelic Rock n Roll is the obvious description, I guess. There’s a lot of stuff in there though – Noise, Shoegaze, Blues, even some vocal melodies that aren’t that far off country and gospel, I’d say.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded it with our friends from a great local band, The Future Primitives, who sadly don’t play anymore. We tracked the songs live in three days and over the next month, added some more guitars & vocals. It’s a pretty accurate document of the live sound.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Medicine Boy

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Myself and some friends have been talking about doing a Velvets tribute show for a while now. I think those songs would be great to cover.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We’re opening up for The Black Angels in November, which is pretty exciting for us. I think it’s about time we started working on some new music. Hoping to get some new sounds flowing soon.

Q: Any parting words?
Check out Psych Night if you’re interested in what’s going on in the South African psych scene.
Thanks guys