segunda-feira, 28 de março de 2016

In My World with Maybelleen - An Interview

Maybelleen é um duo formado pelos irmãos Peter Camiré e Charles Camiré que soltaram seu mais novo EP, In My World e vão cair por uma bela turnê na Europa, já que os caras são canadenses é muito, muito provável que seu mix de Madchester com Crocodiles faça a cabeça da galera.

Tem tudo pra pegar, música dançante, pegajosa, por vezes barulhenta, mas sempre bem dosada, o lance do Maybelleen é construir canções com um apelo pop inegável e injetar sutis doses psicodélicas.

Perfeito pros Dj antenados soltarem nos inferninhos e a galera cair pra pista. 

***** Interview with Maybelleen *****

Q. When did Maybelleen start? Tell us about the history...
Well, Maybelleen is two brothers growing up together, surrounded by a lot of music and a father quite musically active. I believe it was obvious to us that one day, we'd pick up a guitar in the house and start writing melodies and stuff... that's what we did and we naturally decided to form a band out of it. Our first gig was in 2012, we were 14 and 17 year old at the time.. The rest is just us evolving through the years and making music an everyday lifestyle.

Q: Who are your influences?
Our dad made a big impact on us since we're very young... inspiring us to become song-writers and sing about what we live... his music is the root of our inspiration. He's born in 1967, I guess you can imagine all the bands and artists with quality melodies he transmitted to us.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Alright, that's a hard one, we'll certainly forget some brilliant stuff. Here's a list in no particular order:
Boston - Boston
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
Radiohead - The Bends
Rush - Moving Pictures

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Well, playing live is a totally different world from writing and recording.. It's funny to deal with the sound you'll get in different venues... It literally feels like performing a motivational speech every day, if you're on tour. But playing live is just like having a good time with everyone, sharing some music and enjoying the present moment.

Q. How do you describe Maybelleen sounds?
We believe that our sound is a mix of all the bands we liked as kids but at the same time, we don't want to copy a sound that already exists. I guess we are really pop for a psych band... you can refer Maybelleen's sound to the late 70's new-wave, mixed with something new and up to date.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
First of all, we're picking up the songs we wish to record, which has been written acoustically. Some songs were written 2 years ago and some 2 hours ago... We just build up around an acoustic track and start composing all the instruments. Everyone in the three of us can do the bass or anything, if we've got a good idea, we just try it and see how it goes. When we think the songs are really sounding ''complete'', we do a great mix and listen to it really loud in a car with good speakers.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I don't know how new they need to be but the most recent music I found, which is really good is Misty Miller, great pop rock. There's also Computer Magic which is a very good mix of electronic pop.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We'd love to make a cover of Rush... Maybe 'New World Man' or 'Fly By Night' but I don't think it would be as legendary as the originals haha.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We're currently planning a non-stop tour in Europe and we are constantly booking as many gigs as we can. It might just turn into a world tour, who knows? Haha, we'll keep on recording on tour as much as we can, being active is the best thing we can do.

Q: Any parting words?
Well, thanks to the blog for the interview and we're really looking forward to play in South America soon! Spread the word about the band, Maybelleen is alive. It's only the beginning of a great adventure.