segunda-feira, 1 de junho de 2015

Master of The Sky with I See Angels - An Interview

De Manchester, sim a mítica cidade, vem o trio I See Angels, no currículo, álbuns e eps e prestes a soltarem mais um ep, os caras passeiam por variados estilos, fazendo conexões com Deerhunter, Radiohead, ou seja, nada é usual ou que permanece em um ambiente comum.

A desconstrução das canções é a temática do I See Angels e mesmo com essa máxima os caras criam verdadeiras pérolas dreampop com uma elegância impar.

Uma grande banda que permaneça obscura no submundo dos bons sons e que deveria atingir maiores patamares.

***** Interview with I See Angels *****

Q. When did I See Angels form, tell us about the history...
2011 - We met in a bar in Manchester's Northern Quarter. We got together for a rehearsal the following night. It was fun and we liked each other - it still is and thankfully we still do.

We were catapulted into big shows supporting well-known bands a few months after we formed. We weren't ready for it as a band or as people - you don't realise that at the time. But you're never going to turn down a chance to live out your dreams and play Manchester Apollo or shows in Europe. Nowadays we have a better sense of who we are and the kind of music we enjoy making.

Q: Who are your influences?
We're influenced by tons of stuff - not all of it musical. We enjoy the arts in general and try to draw as much from them and the world around us as we can. Personal experiences inform our sound as much as anything else. And we're besotted fans who love making new discoveries that inspire us. We have nothing but admiration and adoration for the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, TV on the Radio, David Lynch, Sonic Youth, Glenn Brown, Stanley Kubrick, Cocteau Twins, Raymond Carver, Death Grips, Jane's Addiction, Leonora Carrington, Deerhunter, Alfred Hitchcock, Franz Kafka, Goat, DJ Shadow, Kurt Vile, Willy Vlautin, Charles Bukowski and John Grant, etc.

Q. Make a list of your 5 favourite albums of all time…
On any given day our answers would be different, And there are three of us in the band with diverse and changeable tastes/opinions. Plus there's so much great music out there to choose from... But today it's these five albums:

Death Grips - Jenny Death
TV on the Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Deerhunter - Microcastle
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Nervous, excited, alive, terrified, confident, exhilarated, focused, lighter, happier, looser, intoxicated, often all at once.

Q. How do you describe I See Angels sound?
Cinematic Dream-Pop - but we like to experiment and mix things up as much as possible to keep it fresh. There are hints of all our influences dotted around - from Shoegaze and Electronic to Noise-Rock and Hip-Hop.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We've recorded albums in the traditional settings of a recording studio and in friends houses in the past but nowadays Paul Baird writes, records and produces our music in basements, rehearsal spaces and at home in a more DIY fashion - it's fun and we can work at our own pace.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We're working on a new EP at the moment, with plans to release it in the summer. We've been posting new tracks on and for free download as and when we feel like it. We find it more interesting to continuously throw new music out there than to wait around stockpiling tracks that we've inevitably outgrown by the time we release them.

Q: Any parting words?
Not really... Thank you for reading. We hope you enjoy the music. See you soon x