segunda-feira, 3 de novembro de 2014

Their Satanic Majesties Request with The Grand Rapids - An Interview

A Austrália cada vem mais vem recheando as páginas do TBTCI basicamente toda semana com uma novidade genial saída daquelas terras.

Há não muito tempo o Dandelion já passou por aqui, e vem muito mais australianos pela frente, e agora é vez de The Grand Rapids, com álbum lindaço chamada Great Snakes lançado ano passado e agora com um novo single Copper Girl que anuncia o novo álbum a vir brevemente.

Psicodelia da melhor qualidade pratica o The Grand Rapids, digamos que os caras ficam numa encruzilhada entre BJM e o finado Blue Angel Lounge.

Especiaria de primeiríssima qualidade.

***** Interview with The Grandd Rapids *****

Q. When did Grand Rapids starts tell us about the history...
The band started a few years ago with Sasha and Daniel and has had a bunch of line up changes but we have had this solid line up for the past two years now.

Q: Who are your influences?
We are all influenced by so many great artists/periods in time but personally i dig Spacemen 3, The Blue Angel Lounge, The Stones, Joy Division, Crystal Castles, Solid Space.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. Their Satanic Majesties Request - The Rolling Stones
2. The Idiot - Iggy Pop
3. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
4. Give It Back! - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
5. The Terror - The Flaming Lips

Q. How do you fell playing live?
Playing live is definitely something we enjoy doing, amongst kaleidoscopic projections, strobe lights and smoke machines we love being able to create an atmosphere and connect with our audience.

Q. How do you describe Grand Rapids sounds?
Deep Space Dream Cave

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We basically get into the studio, record live to tape and then add in overdubs later. Mixing is usually the time consuming part for us.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
The Dandelion, Luna Ghost, The Wands, Breve, Little Desert

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
 How You Satisfy Me - Spectrum(Sonic Boom) or Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We are currently recording our second album which will be released early 2015 along with some more touring around Australia and hopefully overseas. We may even release another single before 2014 is through...

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks Deon