terça-feira, 28 de outubro de 2014

Sound of Confusion with Deadpan Interference - An Interview

O que esperar de uma banda quando seu Ep de estreia terá a supervisão de Ryan Van Kriedt (Dead Skeletons/The Asteroid #4)?

É, esse é o cartão de visitas do Deadpan Interference, dinamarqueses barulhentos com ares sombrios que prometem despontar como uma das grandes revelações deste ano vide a poderosa "I like the taste (of ugly womem)" ou a dissonante "What Colour Gold" presente na compilação da gravadora  dos caras a Drone Recordings.

Resumindo tudo, o Deadpan Interference mantém a tradição do TBTCI em elevar o submundo dos bons sons a máxima esfera.

***** Interview with Deadpan Interference *****

Q. When did Deadpan Interference start. Tell us about the history…
· Martin: Deadpan Interference started out in 2012 with Max, Sofie, and Martin. Sofie on bass and max and Martin og guitars. We had a hard time writing songs and finding our sound, but after many recordings and frustrations we managed to get some demos done. Astrid joined the band in the fall of 2013, and Deadpan Interference became Deadpan Interference. With Astrid on vocals and guitar and max on drums, we started to re write the demos and to record the in the spring of 2014.

Q: Who are your influences?
· We are a very open band so our influences are many. If it has some sort of quality, meaning or soul, it will influence us.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
· Our list of the 5 best albums of all time are:
George Harrison; All Things Must Pass
Primal Scream; Screamadelica
Spacemen 3; Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To
Swans; Filth.
Rowland S. Howard; Teenage Snuff Film

Q. How do you feel playing live?
· Martin: We have only played four concerts so we are not so experienced yet, but we are already very glad to play live and we are looking forward to play concerts.

· Astrid: Playing live can be a very different experience from one time to another.

If you’re lucky you’ll get to a state where you’re part of an entity, as a band, or with the song, and you really get to experience your own music.

That is what we aspire to do every time we play live, and even though one could wish for every time to be perfect, for this state to be obtained at every show, it can’t ever be so, no show will ever be the same, and that’s what makes playing live interesting.

· Sofie: You feel exposed in a way that is both intriguing and uncomfortable at the same time.
Personally I think it is wonderful to show an audience what kind of music you’ve been working on. At the same time you don’t want to stand in the way of their experience with the way you perform.
To me it is important to show honesty and I think that is what we do.

Q. How would you describe Deadpan Interference's sound?
· Martin: We would describe our sound as “noisegaze”. We don’t move a lot and we like noise.

· Astrid: As a genre, we would describe it as ‘noisegaze’.

As a more personal description I would say noisy and uncompromising.

We are a new band, we are young, and in some way, because of that, we can feel expected to try to please, or keep people interested. I don’t feel that we try to do that.

We do exactly what we want with our songs – I mean, if we start a song in one chord, and feel like going on for 2 minutes, we do that, and that’s very important and personal to us. It’s not in a kind of “we do what we want, and if you don’t like, fuck you” kind of way. It’s more that we wouldn’t change anything just because it is expected, we just want to do our thing, and we’re very happy that some people like it!

· Sofie: The sound is filled with contrasts. Chaos and order, dark and bright, distorted guitar and clean guitar. We are all inspired by different things and we try to mix all these things into the music. Which can get a bit noisy!

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs
· Martin: When we began to record the EP in our bunker/rehearsal room, we hadn’t finished writing all the songs, so we were writing and making stuff up during the recording sessions. This was both exiting and a bit frustrating because it very hard to record one instrument (Fx. Drums) when you don’t know how the song is going to be.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
· Martin: Nosebleed, Iceage, Complicated Universal Cum.

· Astrid: Night Beats, Baby Woodrose and Shiny Darkly.

· Sofie: Nils Gröndahl (who played with us live Oct 1st) is amazingly talented and intense
White+ (chinese band, a lot of things happening over there…)

Q: Which bands would you like to make a cover version of?
· We have already made cover of Rowland S. Howard’s “Here Comes the Breakdown (and then)” live, but we have also talked about doing a cover version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and Chris Isaac’s “Wicked Game”.

Q: What´s the plan for your future?
· Our plans for the future is first of all to keep playing live and to record a full length album. But we are always trying to challenge ourselves to make new stuff.