quarta-feira, 29 de julho de 2015

Cupid Come with Strawberry Wine - An Interview

Uma banda chega tardiamente no TBTCI é o Strawberry Wine, diretamente de Jakarta na Indonésia.

Obviamente com cavalares doses de MBV desde o nome até a sonoridade, só que o Strawberry Wine já não existe mais e é o tipico caso daquelas bandas que surgem e terminam em um piscar de olhos, lançam um ou dois singles e sucumbe a si próprias.

Uma pena, pois além de toda a conexão com o MBV os caras já desde 2008 aplicavam um dose grunge em sua sonoridade shoegazer.

Mas o tempo tratou de enterrar o Strawberry Wine no submundo dos bons sons. Que assim seja.

***** Interview with Strawberry Wine *****

Q. When did Srrawberry Wine started, tell us about the history...
The band started in 2008. It was formed by Bernard, our vocalist. He asked Bintang, Mamet & Tyo (who also member of MellonYellow) to fill guitar, bass drums position. We live in the same neighborhood, at east side of Indonesian's capital city, Jakarta, and yes we are friends since before SW was formed.

Q: Who are your influences?
I think It is obvious that we highly influenced by My Bloody Valentine. But we also gave a little touch of Brian Jamestown Massacre, Spacemen 3, Swervedriver, Swirlies, Stone Roses & sometimes Nirvana.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1. MBV - Isn't Anything
2. MellonYellow - Milk Calcium EP
3. Brian Jameston Massacre - Thank God for Mental Illness
4. Stone Roses - Second Coming
5. Nirvana - Bleach

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We rarely playing live. But once we have a opportunity to perform, a lot of our friends will come to see us play. So i think it was feel very good.

Q. How do you describe Strawberry Wine sounds?
Straight forward rock n roll with pills.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We only had a chance to recorded 2 songs, "Sour Angus" & "Taste Me". That 2 singles was recorded at the studio near our house. The studio prices was cheap that day. We tryin to maximalize the output from mixing and mastering process. We produced the songs by our self, and we quite satisfied with the output. It was really an achievement for us that day.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Check out Sharesprings, Black Mustang, and Seaside. They are all Indonesian bands, and they are really good.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I think it will be cool if we can cover a songs by Velvet Underground or The Telescopes!

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Actually we are on hiatus right now. But in near future, our friend from Wastedrockers Recording will release our old materials in maxi single cd format.

Q: Any parting words?
Shoegaze is overrated. We do not believe in shoegaze term, it's only simple alternative style with noise.