segunda-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2017

Need The Sun with The Medicine - An Interview

Primeiramente, não confundir com o Medicine, banda mais do que seminal, do gênio Brad Laner.

Feito o devido aviso, adentraremos ao mundo do duo japonês, The Medicine. Formado em Osaka no ano passado, com dois EPS no currículo, "Trip" de 2016 e "Need The Sun" deste ano, mas os pontos altos da curta trajetória do casal são "Flashback" e "Clumsy", algo entre os ensinamentos de Kevin Shields e os heróis do alt rock japonês The Novembers.

Indie rock com sabores gazers ou vice e versa, vale acompanhar os próximos passos do The Medicine.

***** Interview with The Medicine *****

Q When did The Medicine start? Tell us about the history...
The Medicine formed in Osaka in 2016. Members met at the university. Our 1st ep “Trip” released in 2016. Thereafter we started live activity mainly in Osaka. 2nd ep “need the sun” released in August 2017, and organized a release party with the dress code of black clothes. In October 2017, drummer Toyoda withdrew from the band. we greeted the support drum in the band. Current members are Masaya Taniguchi (vocal, guitar) and Ryunosuke Tokuyama (bass). In November 2017, a cassette single "POSE" released from HANDS AND MOMENT by XTAL PARTICLE.

Q: Who are your influences?
Masaya : Nirvana / My bloody valentine / Joy Division / Sixth June / L’Arc-en-Ciel / The Novembers

Ryunosuke : Joy Division / Weezer / Art-School / Number Girl/ downy

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Masaya :
Nirvana - In Utero
My bloody valentine - Loveless
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Darklands
The Novembers - Rhapsody in beauty
The Cure - kiss me, kiss me, kiss me

Ryunosuke :
Weezer-Blue Album
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
The Novembers - Picnic
Bat Nouveau - Metamorphoses

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Masaya : I want to see chaos from the stage it is an audience's chaos. I'll love that whirlpool...

Ryunosuke : Convey my sound to the audience.

Q. How do you describe The Medicine sounds?
Masaya : Drifting to daydream.

Ryunosuke : Shoegaze.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Basically I make songs and lyrics, then arrangement with the band.

However, when we recorded "POSE", we had a show the day before, It night was a very exciting ...So we were in a very crazy state. Next morning we headed to the studio. Anyway, I remember playing that recording incredibly crazy.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Our favorite band called Chastity. It's remind an underground grunge scene of the 90s. I think their sound are perfectly new age alternative rock. Their riffs are really dope!

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Big Black - L Dopa
For Against - Sabres
My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realize

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Masaya : We are planning to working for a new album. It completion will be in around next fall. and We'd like to get the opportunity to play more performance. Because we'd like to more people to know our music. and I hope that all over the world enjoy with our music, not only Japan.

Q: Any parting words?
Masaya : I wish Brazilian people to see our performance! And check out the our songs, right now!