terça-feira, 25 de novembro de 2014

Seventeen Seconds with Cold Comfort - An Interview

Os ucranianos do Cold Comfort e seu ep Modern Crypts parecem ter saído das catacumbas do início dos 80´s, gélidos até a medula, sombrios e agonizantes, a cozinha pesada lembra o Cure nos primórdios, o desespero de suas canções surpreendem ao ponto de querer mais e mais dos caras.

Não há futuro, a desesperança é latente nas letras, o desamor mais ainda, um grito doentio ao caos dos nossos tempos.

Pós punk como há muito não se fazia, altamente recomendado.

***** Interview with Cold Comfort *****

Q. When did Cold Comfort starts, tell us about the history...
A: The band was started back in late 2012 when we gathered on our first rehearsal. Our goal was to bring old-school influenced sound and atmosphere in our music.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: We are enjoying retro and modern music, pop, punk, electronic etc. We are not into just one genre of music.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A: It's too hard to define only 5 albums. These are the first that come to our mind:

- The Cure - Disintegration
- Siouxsie And The Banshees - A Kiss In Dreamhouse
- Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
- Swans - The Great Annihilator
- David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and Spiders From Mars

Q. How do you fell playing live?
A: Playing live is always fun, new experience, new acquitances. You are feeling a very special emotion when you're playing live, it's hard to explain it.

Q. How do you describe Cold Comfort sounds?
A: We are trying to mix the best of old and modern sound ("the best" for us, of course) and the result of this merging you can hear in our music.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: Our first EP "Modern Crypts" was recorded and mixed at home, it is fully DIY release. The new one was recorded in the same way, but the mixing and mastering is provided by WornPop label.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A: There are so many good bands now, we are enjoying the bands from different modern labels like Captured Tracks, Sacred Bones, Posh Isolation etc. As for new wave of goth/punk bands - Belgrado, Anasazi, Moth (DK).

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: We are thinking about making a cover or two, but we are currently into our new material.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A: Our next release, "Issue De Secours" EP, is coming via WornPop label and it should be released in a while, so stay tuned. We are also planning our first European tour in early 2015.

Q: Any parting words?
A: We would like to say "Thank you" to people who are supporting us, best regards to your blog, maybe someday we will meet each other. Cheers!
Thanks Alex