Garage, blues, surf music, psychobilly e mais um pouco faz parte do caldeirão de influências dos australianos insanos do Whipped Cream Chargers.
É uma pena que não há registros mais recentes visto que o debute e único disco deles data de 2012 sob a alcunha de Whip It Out, uma metralhadora de rock´n´roll ao velhos tempos, um tiro bem no meio da cabeça do rock bunda mole que domina as coisas hoje em dia.
Whipped Cream Chargers é banda de mal caráter feita pra gente da pesada e mal encarada.
***** Interview with Whipped Cream Chargers *****
Q. When did Whipped Cream Chargers start, tell us about the history...
We started in early 2009 in Sydney. We were all playing in other bands, but they were getting quite dark and intense. I got told by a witch that something important was going to happen with our music on a particular date, and that was the date that we decided to start the Whipped Cream Chargers. What we wanted to do with the band was to play party music which was serious and dark sometimes, but also happy and funny sometimes as well. We played every show we were offered for about three years so we could learn how to get people dancing like crazy. We moved to Melbourne a couple of years ago and now that we're established we're really getting into making videos, touring and recording.
Q: Who are your influences?
In the beginning we were influenced by stuff like Pete Drake, Andre Williams, The Modern Lovers, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The King Khan and BBQ Show, Michael Yonkers Band, The Seeds, Los Saicos, The Cramps, Howlin' Wolf, doo-wop and jungle exotica music. But we all like different stuff and play in different bands which range musically from garage jazz and lounge music to guitar music to electronica to trip-hop. In the Chargers we make primal rock 'n' roll party music but over time all the other types of music we play have found their way into our music in our guitar rhythms, chord progressions, and jammy sections of songs.
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Various Artists - Las Vegas Grind,
Pete Drake - Forever,
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda,
Michael Yonkers Band - Microminiature Love,
The Cramps - Bad Music For Bad People
Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love playing live. The stage is where we feel most comfortable. We get into a crazy mood together and go wild. To make people dance and party and have a real good time is the best thing ever.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded our first lp, 'Whip It Out!' in a basement in 2 days live to tape. For our second record, which we're releasing the middle of next year, we went to an amazing analogue studio in Melbourne for about a month. INTO THE NIGHT was recorded digitally at our friends studio and art space along with a few more songs for an EP. We've usually tried to record the songs live as a whole band to tape, using as much analogue equipment as possible, but we're embracing some digital stuff so we can mix and master stuff for ourselves and make it sound exactly how we want it to.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Wild Cat Falling, Salvadarlings, The Dandelion, WASP, Mangelwurzel, Pow Pow Kids, Lalic, Peter Bibby and His Bottles of Confidence, Kira Piru, Pond, Pets with Pets, department, The Good Sports, Mesa Cosa, Reckless Vagina, The New Pollution, The Shabbab, Sooky La La, Tanzer, Rogue Wavs, Jaala, Drunk Mums, Hideous Sun Demon, Spermaids, Hiatus Kaiyote, Pikelet, Lost Animal, BJ Moriszonkle, Do You Understand When I Speak?, HTRK, WOD, Liam Brammall , The Laurels.
Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
We do covers all the time, our last cover was "Heart of Glass" by Blondie. We've covered Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, Bowie, and heaps of other stuff.
Q: What's the plan for the future....
We just released our video for INTO THE NIGHT, we made the whole thing and launched it in one week. We're going to do that again and make a video every month for a different song from our upcoming EP. We're also going to do heaps of touring and partying.
Q: Any parting words?
Check out our new videos and our album in the coming months. We'd love to come and party with you guys in Brazil!