quarta-feira, 20 de abril de 2016

Home with With White Wolves - An Interview

Ouvir as gravações dos chilenos do With White Wolves é como se estivéssemos os assistindo ao vivo. Tudo é totalmente improvisado e lo fi. Muito pela falta de grana, mesmo porque os caras não tem nada lançado oficialmente.

Porém, tudo soa de forma ilustrativa, porque é em cima do palco que a viagem com eles começa, apesar a qualidade técnica das gravações dá pra sacar facilmente um belo drempop em formato ensolarado, quase californiano, seria então um dreamsurf?

Pode acreditar que sim. Que o futuro seja bacana com o WWW, porque o potencial é imenso.

***** Interview with With White Wolves *****

Q. When did With White Wilves start? Tell us about the history...
Well, first at all, i'd like to thanks to this blog for this interview, its an honour for us to be here. I (Cosmo) started this band in the 2009, but with a different name, it started as a solo bedroom project, with a different genre too. I used to play post black metal/ Shoegaze, but in the middle of 2010 i started to make this kind of dreampop

It was a secret, nobody around me listened to this music (except of my parents), so, i was very shy about the fact that i was playing alone a genre that wasnt popular enough. Im from Puerto Varas city, almost the end of the world, now im living in Santiago.

I started to search for live musician in the 2012, but it was really difficult because in the country's south the people dont use to play this kind of music, there the people its very weird

Finally i found three members, Nicolás on bass, cristóbal on guitar and Pepa on drums, it was a very solid band, sometimes my ex used to play the keyboard too. Because of the lack of bands in Puerto Varas, we just play 4 times there. The musician started to rotate and the last year we finally play in Santiago, after of 5 years playing rehearsals

Now im living here, my friends support me live, but we are searching for a drummer

Q: Who are your influences?
2: I have a lot of influences, i dont know, maybe i miss some band but i started doing this after listening band like Virus, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, White Wishes, Sebadoh, Built to Spill, etc. I listen to a lot of music, you know, emo, skramz, black metal, new wave, shoegaze, industrial. I know that WWW is very dreampop, but there's a lot of influences behind it.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3: I can't choose only 5 albums, there's so many masterpieces out there, its really difficult for me answer this questiom properly

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4: Playing live its an indescriptible experience, its absolutly necessary. I feel very comfortable onstage, and the love that i feel from my bandmates while we are playing live its the most unique thing

Q. How do you describe Whit White Wolves sounds?
5: I can't describe perfectly the sound, i think that is dreampop but we play really fast, its a mix between dreampop chords and effects and the energy of post punk.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6: We have just two song recorded, because of the money its very difficult, but the first song "her voice" was recorded on a professional studio, but the engineer was totally on drugs haha. The second one "stellar" was recorded in the home studio of my friend Victor Ludo (Prismatic Spring, Ecstatic Summer)

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7: From Chile: Juventud Psychoboreal, Kara Perouch, ColoreSantos, Herbario, Orquesta Pandroginia, Armisticio, Prismatic Spring, Cipréses, Espéctro, Paracaidistas.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8: Any song by ELO or Virus.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9: With a lot of friends we are creating a colective-label, with with white wolves we re gonna release an ep called "Nitay" in September.

Q: Any parting words?
10: Thanks to TBTCI for the interview, i'd like to thanks to my friends, my family and all the people that trust in my music, i have no words to describe the feeling when someone tell me "i like your music" or things like that. Stay tuned to our facebook page. Cosmo