quinta-feira, 30 de abril de 2015

Catch The Breeze with Good Morning Finch - An Interview

Depois de dois belos eps, o quarteto italiano Good Morning Finch soltou seu disco cheio Gemini no início de Março agora, e o trabalho é uma sequência lógica dos eps. Harmônico e dissonante, sintetizando as duas maiores referências da banda, Slowdive e Sigur Ròs, Gemini é uma viagem melancólico a paisagens sonhadoras com letras em italiano o resultado dá uma sonoridade ainda mais exótica e interessante ao disco.

Gemini é ambicioso e alça o Good Morning Finch para uma das belas revelações deste 2015.

***** Interview with Good Morning Finch ****

Q. When did Good Morning Finch started, tell us about the history...
John: it was in early high school when I had a dream in which I had a conversation with a friend, we were talking about creating a band called Good Morning Finch, I was at the early stage of my musical experience but I was really into the pop-punk scene of the city at the time so it took several years to realize that finally was the right moment to create "that band from the dream", it happened in 2008 during a festival. Then in 2010 the first line-up.

Q: Who are your influences?
John: 90's shoegaze and post-rock, 80's post-punk definitely and hardcore bands from late 80's. If you want some names I can briefly summarize with Slowdive, Joy Division, Sigur Ròs, even Hum and Cocteau Twins. Also lately pastoral-indie... yes it exists, I'm excited about that! Listen to our song "Copenhagen" to understand what I'm talking about!

Lillo: we have a strong duality with guitar sounds, I prefer wide sounds inspired by Cocteau Twins, some Brian Eno early works or Pink Floyd while Gregorio is more into acid sounds like Sonic Youth.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Joy Division - Unknown pleasures
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Sigur Ròs - ()
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Jeff Buckley - Grace

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Lillo: is like to empty my mind and then fill the void with the power coming out of the instruments. Every time is just awesome.

John: is a pure transcendental experience

Q. How do you describe Good Morning Finch sounds?
John: Good Morning Finch sound is like when you desperately try to dig up something from the field with bare hands and your nails are full of topsoil, while upon your head planets are exploding. Imagine that everything is happening into a blue room with no doors or windows.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs
John: Gemini's recording process took quite a lot, we worked two years I guess. The album has been recorded three times, first one live in my basement, the second time Lillo made the demos track by track and then we recorded in the studio for real. Honestly the writing process was more relaxing and mind blowing, we were working the four of us in the same room mainly, but sometimes also in pairs because we don't live in the same city anymore. That was pretty cool because you can hear different personalities and spirit in different songs, then when the others were dropping by to the studio we shaped the whole thing together. Personally I'm proud about lyrics, they are hermetic and very intimate. "Amo quando cadi giù" is one of the most powerful lyrics I ever wrote.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
Lillo: I really like the new album by King Krule, a strange guy from Manchester. Also I fell in love with the self-titled album by Jake Bugg. I think they both are twenty…they are incredible!

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
John: I really would love to cover Atmosphere by Joy Division or Souvenir by Giampiero Riggio (a lo-fi artist from our region)

Lillo: I like Atmosphere too. Another great song I would like to cover is Just like Honey by The Jesus and Mary Chain

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
John: We're working on 8 or 9 demos for our new album which is actually called "Van-pyro", we're kinda proud of that, it sounds insane.

Lillo: Then find a van in order to tour the universe.

Q: Any parting words?
Love will tear us apart You can buy or download for free our new record on