terça-feira, 28 de abril de 2015

Telephatic Love with Heaven - An Interview

A melhor descrição para o quarteto de NY Heaven é dada por eles mesmos, algo como a trilha sonora para os filmes de John Hughes mas se os filmes fossem revisitados para os nossos dias.

Na verdade os caras começaram tudo como músicos do Bolts of Melody, projeto de Adam Franklin do Swervedriver, tocaram também com Dean & Britta e daí resolveram fundar sua própria banda.

Telephatic Love é o debute, lançado em 2013, um pérola no submundo dos bons sons, dreampop oitentista com nuances de shoegazer para fazer os sonhos decolarem em espaços e lugares distantes.

Os caras já avisam que vem material novo pela frente, resta a nós torcer pra vir rapidamente.

***** Interview with Heaven *****

Q. When did Heaven started, tell us about the history
Heaven started in 2010 when Mikey Jones, our drummer and co-writer, and I met playing with Adam Franklin from Swervedriver's solo project Bolts of Melody. We both supported Adam and other artists for years, so we decided to start our own band.

Q: Who are your influences?
Well, MIkey and I both brought different influences to the table to make Heaven what it is. The biggest influence on what I wanted the band to sound like was all the music out of England in the 1990s, all the Creation Records bands, MBV, Slowdive, Spiritualized, Jesus and Mary Chain, the Verve, Galaxie 500, stuff like that. Mikey comes from a more 1980s perspective with bands like Joy Division, the Cure, and Love and Rockets.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Hmm this is tough. it changes from day to day. I'll list the ones that first come to mind:
Love - Forever Changes
Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodys
MBV - Isn't Anything
Velvet Underground and Nico
Slowdive - Souvlaki Space Station

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love to play live! Its a great feeling to play your songs for people and have them respond. It can be a nervous thing to do sometimes, but you get over that. for the most part its what we live for.

Q. How do you describe Heaven sounds?
I hate to describe my own music, it is very hard to do! But it is necessary. So lets just say its love song dream pop shoegaze new wave drone rock music stuff.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Well, we usually plan out our arrangements before hand, so when we go into the studio we can knock out the first bit of recording quickly. We first lay the drums and bass guitar down to give the songs a skeleton. Then come the synths and guitars next. After that is a lot of work with overdubs, getting different and unique guitar tones and keyboard sounds, and then the vocals, and then mixing... pretty standard!!

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Here are some of our friends' bands we play with in the US that are great: Nightmare Air, Dead Leaf Echo, Desert Stars, Caveman, Midnight Plus One, Baby Acid, Broncho, Tennis System.....

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We already recorded a version of one of our favorite covers, Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order. its available on Itunes, check it out!

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We have a new LP recorded and are hoping to have it out real soon. Keep the look out!!

Q: Any parting words?
I've already said it all i think! thanks for asking!