quinta-feira, 6 de julho de 2017

Between Moments with Paper Daggers - An Interview

Em algum lugar entre a escuridão e a luz flui a sonoridade do quarteto de NY, Paper Daggers.

Fluindo de forma densa e sonhadora, assim, é marcada a estreia deles, através do homônimo EP, lançado há pouco menos de um mês. Três exemplos, onde os sonhos buscam a luz por entre acinzentados devaneios.

Conduzidos pela bela voz de Nicola, a banda mescla pós punk e shoegaze em doses perfeitas.

Propício para dias como hoje, frios, mas com a luz tentando o seu lugar.

***** Interview with Paper Daggers *****

Q. When did Paper Daggers start? Tell us about the history...
Paper Daggers was formed when Rob and Carrie's former band, Violet Machine, ran its course. They wanted to go in a different direction and decided that they would have to form a new band to do it. In the middle of 2015, Nicola came along and we started to work on the songs. It took a while to identify exactly what our sound was, but we kept writing and our first show was in January 2016.

Q: Who are your influences?
We all have a range of influences, but a lot of overlap. We're mostly in the shoegaze and dream pop genres but you'll hear influences from post-punk and other areas. To name a few, they range from Slowdive, Cocteau Twins and Jesus and Mary Chain to Beach House, No Joy and Gliss (among lots of others).

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
The Cure - Pornography
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
Kraftwerk - Computer World
Portishead - Dummy

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Love it (and hate it). We love the actual shows, but not all of us get pumped up before a show. Once we're up there, it's amazing. As long as we sound how we want to sound!

Q. How do you describe Paper Daggers sounds?
Dark. Dreamy. We try not to get too descriptive because what can feel sad to one person can be moving or happy to another. We want people to get lost in our sound and swept away. When we're listening to music, it's all about closing your eyes and feeling what we're listening to. That's what we want to give to people.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Someone usually send out an idea that essentially structured song for the rest of us to listen to and ad in their part. Sometimes it works right away and sometimes we'll work together to reshape the song. We've gone from an idea being perfect right out of the gate to taking three hours in rehearsal to completely change the sound and scope of a song to something that goes where we want it to.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
The band isn't new, but since it's their first full album, we're loving Cigarettes After Sex.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We would do either Depeche Mode “The Sun and the Rainfall” or David Bowie "Moonage Daydream"

Q: What are your plans for the future?
The plan is to keep writing new music, honing our sound and expanding what we can do. Later in the year, we'll start thinking about recording some new music.

Q: Any parting words?
Visit us at www.facebook.com/paperdaggers ... and also, write us letters. We like letters.