Ao ouvir o quinteto de Helsinki, Finlândia poderíamos facilmente confundi-los com as banda suecas, conhecidas por seu sendo melódico e twee, mas nada disso, os caras do Sunday League pegam essa vibe e colocam aditivos definitivamente cantaroláveis e criam suas "bedroom songs" com aquele apelo pop injetando por vezes doses de um barulho dosado e suave.
Potencial gigante para ficarmos com olhos e ouvidos atentos aos próximos passos do Sunday League.
***** Interview with Sunday League *****
Sampo: January 2017 i think. I'd been writing, recording and releasing a few songs for my own fun and wellbeing after my other band Toujours started a break last year. After a while I asked these guys, my best mates from school, to start jamming ideas and after that everything took off pretty well.
Q: Who are your influences?
Sampo: We all listen to hugely different kinds of music, most of us actually play more than 2 instruments. But here's the thing, I could list songs & albums that have influenced me individually as a songwriter but I don't think that would explain why we sound exactly the way we do. When I write music I express certain emotions the way that's most natural to me. Listening to music and getting certain vibes is the most simple thing in the world. When people hear us for the first time I want them to connect us to nothing else than how our songs make them feel at that moment. So I'd rather not name any specific artists. How ridiculous is that?
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Sampo: I change my mind every week but right now
Tim Hecker – Virgins
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
Grouper – Ruins
Deftones – White Pony
Eero: Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of the Seventh Son
Madonna – Confessions on a Dancefloor
Lil Yachty – Lil Boat
Beach House – Depression Cherry
The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium
Aapo: Burial – Untrue
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
Jason Mraz – We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
London Elektricity – Pull The Plug
Tigran Hamasyan – A Fable
Immu: Mick Jenkins – The Healing Component
Tool – Lateralus
Devin Townsend Project – Deconstruction
Mark Lettieri – Spark & Echo
Periphery – Periphery II
Oliver: well at least two Iron Maiden albums!
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Eero: Kinda like Oasis in the 90s.
Aapo: Playing live is like making love.
Oliver: Pretty pink.
Immu: Good vibes!
Q. How do you describe Sunday League sounds?
Sampo: Hopeful and/or sad. Lyrically we're focusing on the more negative aspects of being in love, growing up and forming your identity among other people but our tunes are all quite upbeat, catchy and cheerful at times. What I'm basically trying to prove to myself and everyone else is that my depression and self-doubts won't bring me down but force me to deal with things that I wish wouldn't exist and understand why they matter even when I feel like nothing does. Everything has to make sense once you've gone through it you know.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Oliver: First Sampo writes song ideas and brings them to us.
Aapo: Then we work on his ideas for ages until the pieces fit. We record all instruments live in only a few takes and then me, Sampo & our friend Julius produce and mix them.
Sampo: I think this way we can preserve the raw, live performance vibe while sounding exactly the way we want to.
Immu: Sampo writes fucking awesome songs.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Sampo: Lapsihymy, he's our friend and he makes extremely beautiful, haunting electronic music. Definitely worth checking out. Other than that I've been hooked to Ian Sweet, Swimming Tapes, Cosmo Pyke and Kraus lately.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Sampo: Craig David
Eero: My Chemical Romance
Immu: Gucci Mane
Aapo: 30 Seconds to Mars
Oliver: Iron Maiden
Sampo: We're actually planning on doing a 3 minute medley with songs from all those artists at this very moment. Stay tuned.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
Sampo: We've got a few more songs already recorded and we're planning on releasing them during this year. After that we start recording a series of EP's.
Aapo: World tour 2018-2022.
Q: Any parting words?
Sampo: Allie Teilz, if you're reading this hit me up when you in HKI, ok? Let's grab some coffee & go skydiving. xo