domingo, 10 de dezembro de 2017

Haze with Dayzed - An Interview

Entra mês, sai mês e a avalanche de novidades australianas permanece em alta no TBTCI, talvez seja algo que existe na água de lá, talvez, quem sabe....

Desta vez quem comanda os sonhos é o quinteto Dayzed, e seu mais novo trabalho, o EP, "Haze". Uma peça suave, tranquilizante e, claro, sonhadora, com toques de psicodelismo meditativo. Alguns momentos as guitarras gritam um pouco mais, mas, o que comanda o disco é sua beleza envolventemente hipnótica.

Desacelere, relaxe, e simplesmente saboreie a beleza das canções do Dayzed, vai fazer bem pra mente, acredite.

***** Interview with Dayzed *****

Q. When did Dayzed start? Tell us about the history...
Dayzed started in 2014, I was living with my parents and had a lot of spare time over the summer holidays. I had just bought a microphone and a recording interface and was playing around with recording and overdubbing and eventually through that wrote some songs and got together with my friends Max and Adrian and we started playing gigs around our home town and Melbourne.

Q: Who are your influences?
I love heaps of 80’s and 90’s shoegaze stuff like Slowdive, MBV, Jesus and Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins. Also some older 60’s bands like The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground. Some more recent influences would be Beach Fossils, Tame Impala and Best Coast.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Slowdive – Souvlaki
Beach House – Teen Dream
DIIV – Oshin
Spacemen 3 – Perfect Prescription
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Yeah playing shows is always heaps of fun!

Q. How do you describe Dayzed sounds?
Washed out, beachy, dream pop songs.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
I kind of write the songs as I record them. I usually start with a guitar line or a couple of guitar parts and from that just start experimenting with layering synths and bass and drums and whatever else. Then I just re-record parts if needed and mix it as I go. Vocals are usually done last, I then either write lyrics for the song or fit some lyrics in that I already have. It's all mainly recorded at my house.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Check out Hollywood Real Thoughts, Tram Cops, Mosaicz, Sagamore and Eddy Dillon.

Also the new Beaches album is sick!

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We do a GL cover which is pretty fun. I dunno maybe a sonic youth or spacemen 3 song could be fun to cover.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We’re taking a break over December cause a few of us are travelling. We’ll be back to play at Tanglewood Music Festival in Victoria on New Years Eve and then hopefully more shows and more recording.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the chat. Check out our music, hope you enjoy it!