domingo, 26 de junho de 2016

Heavy Doubt with Trench - An Interview

Heavy Doubt é o aperitivo para o EP estreia do Trench, trio de Syracuse, NY, que atenderá pelo nome de "Sun-Soaked".

De cara já dá pra sentir aquela aura melancólica e barulhenta, herdeira de gente como Catherine Wheel e que se assemelha de certa maneira aos atuais e prediletos Nothing.

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***** Interview with Trench *****

Q. When did Trench start? Tell us about the history...
Trench started as a solo project that I always wanted to create. It was a mix of several styles, with heavily reverberated vocals, washy ambient guitars, and lyrical content ranging from life, death, philosophy, and any other subject I wanted to explore. After a year I missed the connection of playing with other musicians. This was also a reflection of my personal growth. I realized that to me life is about meaningful connections with others, and there are few things that bring people closer together than music. Now I can't imagine this band as anything other than the three of us. We all get along so well, and I couldn't be more happy with the music we are creating together.

Q: Who are your influences?
My personal influences are likely a little different compared to most musicians. My father was also a musician, and we grew up very secluded from popular music and mainstream media in general. I was hitting drums and strumming strings before I could walk, but my father didn't really listen to music. We had no cable, radio, and the only music I ever heard was my father's band. In fact, it wasn't until I was a teenager that I discovered so many other people created music.

I suppose my influences in music come less from other music, and more from my experiences. As an adult, I am drawn to music that is dynamic, powerful(musically and lyrically), and genuine. Music that has depth and makes you feel something.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Failure-Fantastic Planet
Pygmy Lush-Yellow Hall
Wild Sweet Orange-We Have Cause To Be Uneasy
Catherine Wheel-Ferment
My Bloody Valentine-Loveless

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It's funny you ask that because I've had this conversation with several musician friends over the last few months. For me it's almost meditative. Music is the easiest way for me to escape. It's like that feeling of true, unprocessed expression before your mind take hold and blurs the lines of reality.

Q. How do you describe Trench´s sounds?
Our intention is to create something that evokes some thought, emotion, or whatever it is the listener needs, and how that comes out depends on how we feel we can best express ourselves. To be less vague, it sounds like heavy alt-rock, with pounding rhythms, melodic bass lines, spacey guitars, and vocals that float just beneath the surface.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We're fortunate enough to record with our new friend Tim Hall of UA sound in Syracuse, New York. Aside from the drums it was entirely recorded at my house. It was a great experience, and we are so happy with how it came out. We'll be releasing the three song EP titled "Sun-Soaked" on Flesh and Bone Records out of Chicago, Illinois in mid July.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Too many to mention! There's so much good music out there right now. First band that comes to mind is my friends band "Cloakroom" from Indiana. If you like midwest emo, stoner rock, and heavy music with a groove check out their full length "Further Out". Also, from the midwest(maybe we need to move there?) the Chicago 3-piece "Lume" is absolutely incredible. Super dark, super heavy, super nice guys. They just put out a beautiful album titled "Perennial Phase".

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
I've always wanted to cover My Bloody Valentine's "When You Sleep". It's so incredible catchy and beautiful.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Music is our passion and we'll follow it wherever it takes us. At the moment we're putting out a three song EP on Flesh and Bone records next month. After that we're going to write all summer and fall, and plan to record our debut full length for next year.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks again for taking the time to talk to me and any of you reading this. This is our passion and we are so happy to be able to share it with you all!