quinta-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2016

Swarms with VULPIX - An Interview

A audição do mais novo ep do one man band australiano o Vulpix é saborear algo como se o The Cure fosse uma banda dreampop atual como o Wild Nothing ou o Radio Dept.

Jordan Barrow é o Vulpix, ele é o responsável por tudo nas gravações, mas que ao vvo conta com participações de músicos de Melbourne.

Um dreampop com jeitão de pós punk só que ensolarado. Recomendado para apaixonados e não apaixonados porque não?

***** Interview with VULPIX *****

Q. When did VULPIX start? Tell us about the history
VULPIX started as a bedroom recording project in early 2013.
The songs and ideas for the project came off the back of other bands that I was in ending. The natural break allowed me to re-centre myself and how I felt about music, and I ended up trying a new approach to writing music.
Through this ended up recording my whole EP.

At the same time my neighbourhood friend started doing the same thing and we ended up making a label called Breathlessness (https://breathlessness.bandcamp.com/) and we play in each others bands.
The label has grown a little bit now - We’ve invited a bunch of our friends to the label and it’s now a collection of collaborative artists that do home recordings together.

Q: Who are your influences?
I Listen to The Radio Dept., The Cure, The Smiths and My Bloody Valentine on a regular basis, but at the moment I’ve really been digging Deafcult, Stolen Violin, This Will Destroy You and Nothing.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
It’s hard to keep it to a small list! I could name a bunch, but the ones I keep listening to over and over again without getting sick of are:
Gemini - Wild Nothing
Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
Is This It - The Strokes
The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
Revolver - The Beatles

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I love playing live. Not only is it great fun but the songs that I have recorded take on a new form and have a new energy. It provides different insight for me as to what the project can be in the future.

Q. How do you describe VULPIX sounds?
I would describe it as a vibrant wall of shoegaze-pop that will caress your weary head. A ball of tape hiss and fuzz to sit in your ears and crumble the stone barricades around your heart. A rush of thinning blood that goes from your genitals to your ears.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Its always been me with my instruments recording them on my laptop. After I finished the tracks for the EP I took them to my friend Erik, who is apart of the label as a producer, artist and all-round great guy, who then did a final mix with me and then mastered it.
We like to work from home, it gives the records and our work a real home-grown, heartfelt feel.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Deafcult. Definitely check them out.
Some other great bands to check out are
Deep Heat (https://deepheatband.bandcamp.com/track/sleep) and
Lowtide (https://lowtidemelbourne.bandcamp.com/)

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I really want to cover the song Ceremony by New Order. I think that song is perfect.
But if I was going to make a full cover band I would probably do a shoegaze/fuzz interpretation of The Beach Boys. I think that would be so rad.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
I working on my first full length LP this year! hopefully I’ll have it finished by next year for you all.

Q: Any parting words?
Support your local music scene!