terça-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2015

Whatever's Cool With Me with Hypnotic Bedrooms - An Interview

Quando acontece de dar de cara com uma banda do naipe do Hypnotic Bedrooms é tipo felicidade geral da nação.

Lo-fi gazer noise, vocais desleixados e preguiçosos, a´la Dinosaur Jr., paredes de guitarras barulhentas e ruidosas, com aquela sensação de que tudo esta salvo.

Não tem por onde escapar com o Hypnotic Bedrooms é ouvir a primeira vez e deixar no repeat por horas.

E mais uma vez a Austrália no brinda com algo espetacular.

***** Interview with Hypnotic Bedroom *****

Q. When did Hypnotic Bedrooms started, tell us about the history...
We went to high school together, and later met Josh who worked at the local record store. Kind of cliche but it was just like 'hey do you want to make a band?' Oliver (our drummer) was originally on bass, he left the band for a bit and came back on drums which gave us a whole new sound/brought allot more energy. Allot of our influences and ethics come the DIY hardcore scene, which we kind of grew up with.

Q: Who are your influences?
A big influence on our song writing is Lou reed velvet underground era mixing pop songs with this fucked up noise over it and lyrics about the most strange and wonderful topics that no one else was singing about back then. But add some of the sounds of Jesus and Mary chain and early my bloody valentine with some lofi production, and then you have the recipe for hypnotic bedrooms. Our guitar playing is influenced allot by Dinosaur Jr, and bands like pavement; guitar solos that are so sloppy and washed out or "bad" that they sound good.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
At the drive in- relationship of command.
Velvet underground- white light white heat
Spritualized- ladies and gentleman we are floating in space.
Joy division- everything they ever did

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is a great release. It's a hypnotic experience you can't describe.

 Q. How do you describe Hypnotic Bedrooms sounds?
Songs for a messed up generation who take to many pingazzzz; its like youve slipped into a k-hole and youre having a wonderful time, but you're still a little weirded out and uncomfortable.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We kept it pretty basic. We wanted more of a live sound and the latest songs we put out for the spilt with make out creek have captured that. Our friend Ant did a great job recording us in his shed; he got a really dark, messy and chaotic sound that represents the vibe of our band. Things don't have to be perfect to us it's about capturing the moment and the feeling; there have been times where we have only done one take and have said 'yeah that will do'.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended-
Our friends in Makeout Creek - slacker punk
https://www.facebook.com/MakeoutCreek https://makeoutcreek.bandcamp.com/

Honouree hypnotic member Jake's new band, Nana jake and the Cherokee girls - some great lofi pop tunes https://nannajake.bandcamp.com/ and our Sydney friends Yes I'm leaving - some noisy post-punk http://yesimleaving.com/

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
We had been covering galaxie 500 for a while. One day we would love to do a psychocandy halloween show set from start to finish.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
a tour of Australia and hopefully a full length Lp out there in the world; maybe taking over brazil if it will fit in the Callander. Maybe get arrested in Russia like pussy riot.

Q: Any parting words?
Get hypnotised