terça-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2017

Primrose Path with Luxury - An Interview

Antes de mais nada, um aviso, não confundir o Luxury que iremos abordar, com um outro Luxury que pratica um dreampop gazer, o Luxury aqui é de Newcastle e passeia por outros rumos sonoros, mais densos, caóticos e insanos.

O Luxury inglês, é um mix de pós punk com um toque requintado dos primeiros anos do Horrors, ou pra ser mais exato, um Gun Club dos nossos tempos. Dois singles no currículo, mesmo porque os caras tem menos de dois anos de atividade, mas, ambos singles são peças preciosas de angústia e desconforto.

Esqueça a melancolia clássica do pós punk, com o Luxury, ela dá espaço ao desespero....escute alto.

***** Interview with Luxury *****

Q. When did Luxury start? Tell us about the history...
Luxury as it is now has been a band for just over a year and a half. We were playing music together beforehand but the band didn’t really come together until Aaron joined on vocals. Before that we played in hardcore bands and then started something that sounded a bit like Fucked Up which never really materialised.

Q: Who are your influences?
I always try and avoid this question because like every band our influences are always changing as we progress. Before we started writing the first bunch of songs we talked a lot about Protomartyr, Iceage, Institute, Eagulls and Total Control or older bands like Wire and Crisis. People often compare us to those bands as well as Joy Division, The Cure and a handful more which I reckon is pretty sound, we just don’t want to be an exact copy.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Without thinking about it too much and in no particular order

Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen
Bad Brains - Rock For Light
Allah Las - S/T
Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
Joy Division - Sessions - 1978 / 1980

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It’s good fun, I guess it just shows a band for what they really are. It helps us understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to getting back in the practice space and writing new tunes.

Q. How do you describe Luxury sounds?
Anxious, pissed off and gloomy, something like Pink Flag era Wire playing The Cure’s Pornography.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded the new songs with Chris McManus at Blank Studios in Newcastle upon Tyne. We’ve known Maccas for years through playing in various bands and we spent two and a bit days with him recording and mixing the tunes. I usually hate recording but this time round it was pretty chill and we spent time discussing and focusing on how we wanted everything to sound.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Two decent Newcastle upon Tyne local bands are New Horror and Lost On Me, Matty from Chain of Flowers is doing a new band called Night Thoughts, my pal Sam plays in Revenue from London, Publique and Death Bells are in Australia - anything Burning Rose Records is putting out.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Something really British and obnoxious like Stone Roses or Oasis.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We want to play more out of town shows and work on a full length record.

Q: Any parting words?
Don’t believe the hype.