domingo, 22 de maio de 2016

Cinematic Views with Frankenstein Bolts - An Interview

Justin Cullen e Dan Comerford formam o duo irlandês Frankenstein Bolts, um pequena bela preciosidade com altas doses de um algo como um dreampop conduzido por camadas de synths e lirismo folk.

Uma discografia a ser apreciada e principalmente degustada calmamente, saboreando sem pressa as nuances sempre elegantes, sofisticadas e com aquele ar de doce inocência.

Experimente iniciar pelo belíssimo Cinematic Views, e prepare-se para um verdadeira relaxamento de corpo e alma.

***** Interview with Frankenstein Bolts *****

Q. When did Frankestein Bolts start? Tell us about the history...
Frankenstein bolts are 3 years old. We met playing the Irish circuit many years before and always wanted to work together. We have common interests in audio engineering and a similar taste in music . Over the past three years we have released an album, two singles and an EP. We have gigged extensively in Ireland including major festivals.

Q: Who are your influences?
We have a vast range of influences. We listen to everything from Irish traditional music to heavy rock, but mostly we like shoegaze/dreampop acts like Beach House and Cocteau Twins. We love Grant Lee Buffalo right now too.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
That’s a tough question, but at the moment (today) it’s these:
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or las Vegas
Red House Painters - Down Colourful Hill
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
Wild Nothing - Nocturne

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love playing live. We particularly love playing to new audiences who don’t know us. There’s often a point in the gig where you feel the audience getting on your side and that’s a lovely feeling. Dan also has a particular liking for sweaty basement-style gigs.

Q. How do you describe Frankenstein Bolts sounds?
Although we use synths and drum loops our music is still very focused on the song. We enjoy verses choruses, melodies and hooks. The songs are lyrical and dreamy. Its good music for a sunny day (which we don’t get many of in Ireland)

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We record most of our material ourselves in our home studios. We both have a background in sound engineering and though we have recorded in other studios we enjoy this process the most. We don’t stick to any single method of recording. Sometimes we record together, sometimes we record separately and email our parts back and forth. It’s nice to be able to do this as it saves time and money and allows us to make more music.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Ireland has a pretty cool music scene. We’re an island full of musicians. Right now some Irish bands we’re listening to are Malojian, Windings, Saint Sister, and Super Hyper Giant. They’re all excellent.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
In the past we’ve covered Pet Shop Boys, Hall And Oates, and Flaming Lips (and Chris Rea last Christmas). Next we may do a cover of some Slowdive songs, or maybe Prefab Sprout. I think that sound might suit us.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We’re currently writing a new album which we plan to have completed by the end of this year. In the meantime we’ll be playing some festivals in Ireland and going to Europe to do some gigs. We’ll also be releasing a remix of our track ‘The Bay’ by Northern Irish producer, Grim. We’re pretty busy. It’s nice to be busy.

Q: Any parting words?
We’d just like to say thank you for your time. If any fans in Brazil would like to say hi you can visit our website and send us a message. We’d be delighted to hear from you.