sexta-feira, 13 de maio de 2016

Gin with Southpaw - An Interview

Nathan Guzman é a mente por trás dos experimentos sonhadores do Southpaw.

Ainda sem nenhum registro oficial somente duas belas preciosidades na página do Southpaw no Soundcloud, com extremo destaque para Gin. Uma pequena pérola envolta a camadas e mais camadas de efeitos gerando ambientações e efeitos que remetem a clássica e onírica sonoridade da 4AD.

Para apenas uma demo, Gin agigantasse em sua própria grandeza. O Southpaw promete.

***** Interview with Southpaw *****

Q. When did Southpaw start? Tell us about the history...
Nathan: Southpaw is a solo project that started about mid 2013. While playing in a previous band i decided that i should start learning new instruments/create my own songs and be more than just a bassist.

Q: Who are your influences?
Nathan: I would definitley say Colin Frangicetto and Brenden Ekstrom from Circa Survive. Their guitar playing on On Letting Go is very haunting and i believe is what intially made me want to play guitar in the first place. Kevin Parker is also a huge influence of mine, i 'd like to thank him for getting me into synths. I would also say most 80's music...

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Nathan: No particular order Emoticon wink
1. Lonerism - Tame Impala
2. Nocturne - Wild Nothing
3. All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
4. In Rainbows - Radiohead
5. On Letting Go - Circa Survive

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Nathan: Southpaw has a while before its able to play live but Its definitely a great feeling, sometimes i space out on stage out of pure bliss.

Q. How do you describe Southpaws sounds?
Nathan: SO hard haha, i think most bands have a hard time categorizing and describing what they make, but i like to think of it as "dreampop".

Q: Tell us about the recording process?
Nathan: Its still a learning process for me when it comes to recording, however i use my ears and not a rulebook. I use whatever is around me at the time without worrying whether or not it'll sound good. For some time i was a gear purist that rejected the idea of using cheap gear to make good songs. But then i realized that that kind of mentality will only hold you back so i just make due with what i have and try to make the best of the shitty sound/gear i have haha.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Nathan: I highly recommend the band Night Moves, insane talent there.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Nathan: Im actually working on a cover of Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac, it seems to be turning out very well.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Nathan: At the moment Southpaw is just a hobby, but i would love to play live shows with it in the future.

Q: Any parting words?
Be on the lookout for my debut album/ep thats coming out soon.