terça-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2015

Love, French, Better with Gold Zebra - An Interview

Cold wave só que não, vai além, dançante, colorida, desprendendo-se do ambiente convencional da minimal wave e afins, os canadenses do Gold Zebra pegam a minimal e cold wave e jogam pitadas francesas de noir e a nítida influência de Serge Gainsbourg em seu debute homônimo lançado no ano passado.

Para passar noite adentro dançando com extrema elegância e de forma ultra sexy, a música do Gold Zebra é um verdadeira convite para a noite.

***** Interview with Gold Zebra *****

Q. When did Gold Zebra started, tell us about the history...
We started out in late 2009 after meeting at a party where JP was DJing. We found out we had the same taste in music and a similar vision of what we wanted to achieve as musicians.

Q: Who are your influences?
We listen to a lot of old and new music and have been into many different styles of music over the years. From Serge Gainsbourg, Sonic Youth, Kraftwerk and Nick Cave to The Knife, Company Flow, A Tribe Called Quest and Portishead. We've been influenced by a lot of different styles and artists which have coloured our music in many ways.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
We could name a lot, but we’ll name 5 albums that we grew up with and taught us about music.

(in no particular order)

Serge Gainsbourg - La balade de Melody Nelson (JP & Julie)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (JP)
Pink Floyd - Meddle (Julie)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing... (JP)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (Julie)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love to play live! Before the show, we used to get incredibly nervous, but as soon as we hit the stage, we are fine and give all our energy to playing our songs with emotion.

Q. How do you describe Gold Zebra´s sound?
Late night heartbreaking disco noir.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
JP is working on instrumentals sketches alone in his studio. Julie is listening to the new tracks and if she likes them, she compose the lyrics and the melodies. After this process, we rehearse together and made structure adjustments before recording the final version of the new song with vocals.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
AMBROSE and VIOLENCE, 2 new bands on our label VISAGE MUSIQUE that we highly recommend. Also not that new, but we're really into Andy Stott's and Lust For Youth's latest records.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
We'd love to cover Nick Cave or Nirvana.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We have recently completed our first film score which we plan to release later this year as an EP.

Q: Any parting words?
Keep your eyes peeled for Jean-François Lesage's forthcoming movie "Un amour d'été" for which we've done the music.