domingo, 28 de junho de 2015

Entertainment! with Sauna Youth - An Interview

Se você nunca ouviu falar do quarteto londrino Sauna Youth, o TBTCI sugere is direto para o link lá no final após a entrevista e dar play no álbum Distractions, recém lançado no começo de junho e de cara certamente conexões com expoentes clássicos do pós punk como Gang of Four, Wire, entre outros se farão notadas logo nos primeiros acordes de Transmitters.

Distractions em sua totalidade, conte aí quatorze músicas onde nenhum deles ultrapassam 3 minutos, logo a urgência quase matemática das canções fazem total sentido, e mais ainda, os caras são britânicos e daí meu caro é lógico a descendência direta do pós punk de lá.

Um petardo do início ao fim, pra ouvir em altíssimo volume.

***** Interview with Sauna Youth *****

Q. When did Sauna Youth started, tell us about the history...
We started in December 2009 I think, we have a remarkably long and uninteresting history that contains a lot of similar themes that you'd find in any extended creative relationship. Ups and, of course, downs that traverse most human emotions. We've attempted to out-run our own mortality by leaving physical reminders that at one point we did exist. Whether these remain, after the sixth mass extinction we are currently facing, and then are discovered by a new civilisation who might be able to prise some meaning with a rudimentary needle and cone configuration to hear what is inside the wax, we'll never know. Also, whether or not this meaning will be fully understood is a difficult challenge as sometimes you never know if it's understood right now.

Q: Who are your influences?
The Rolling Stones probably, but with an attempt not to be awful human beings.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
According to Rolling Stone Magazine it's -
1. The Beatles, 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
2. The Beach Boys, 'Pet Sounds'
3. The Beatles, 'Revolver'
4. Bob Dylan, 'Highway 61 Revisited'
5. The Beatles, 'Rubber Soul'

Which definitely highlights a certain sense of pointlessness making music.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
If it's going well, great! If it's not then it's just ok. I typically enjoy it as it's one of the few times i'm able to completely switch off my brain for thinking about other stuff.

Q. How do you describe Sauna Youth sounds?
With great difficulty. To relatives and people who don't know who The Mekons are, etc I usually say we sound like the Ramones or something.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
It used to be very easy and we used to do loads, now we're a bit slower. We usually get all the music & vocals recorded pretty quickly though and then I'll mess about with it for ages, adding bits, creating samples from the recordings, moving things around... not that you'd know of course.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
Sacred Paws, No Form, Richard Rock n Roll, Ajax, Xam, The Fish Police, Pega Monstro, Frau, Rattle, Primetime

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
So far we've done covers of The Bears, Snuff, Pissed Jeans, Nirvana and I think next is Danzig.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
Go and travel, have some interesting experiences, release our magazine and sit-com, exhibit some pieces we've been devising, etc...

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for in the interview!