quarta-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2017

Sweet Bell Echo Baby with sweetbellechobaby - An Interview

Photo by James Birtwhistle
Existe uma palavra na língua inglesa que pode definir facilmente o que é experimentar a candura do duo inglês de Leicester, Sweetbellechobaby, ela chama-se "shimmering", traduzindo para o português seria algo como "cintilante".

É basicamente assim que as quatro canções do EP de estreia deles flui, suavemente cintilante, as quatro canções, uma mais cristalina do que as outras, remetem ao nome do duo multifacetadamente, "Sweet", "Bell", "Echo" e "Baby" se unem em sua beleza, formando obviamente o Sweetbellechobaby.

Se você aprecia, Mazzy Star, The Sundays, Fleetwood Mac e outras pérolas da música pop, apaixone-se imediatamente pelo Sweetbellechobaby.

***** Interview with Sweetbellechobaby *****

Q. When did sweetbellechobaby start? Tell us about the history...
We made the EP three years ago. Originally we saw those songs as demos that we would come back to, but over time our perfectionism softened a little and listening again all we could hear was the tender beauty. We could hear bigger versions of them, more expansive, but there are touches of the everyday - a chair creaking, a cough, the click track - that are as much a part of the songs as the instruments. It’s nice to hear that character in other people’s music so why erase those moments from our own? There is something timid and fragile about these songs - they are the cocoon we emerged from. The sound of our lives at the time, recorded in the cathedral of the dining room. The songs we are currently working on are much more confident, defined. Super pop.

Q: Who are your influences?
At the time we were listening to a lot of Judee Sill, Sandy Denny, Mazzy Star, Warpaint, Fleetwood Mac, PJ Harvey, The Sundays, Big Star, John Martyn- We both have big, broad musical appetites and undeniable pop sensibilities so a typical playlist might include Julianna Barwick, Tom Waits and Carley Rae Jepsen.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1. Rumours
2. Rumours
3. Rumours
4. Rumours
5. Rumours

Q. How do you feel playing live?
At the moment we’re playing acoustically, placing the songs in the room. Especially the older songs. As we move forward we’d like to build the sound, fill the room more. Noise with hooks.

Q. How do you describe sweetbellechobaby sounds?
Somewhere safe to spend some time. Familiar. Simple. Shimmery. Pop.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
It was an exercise in spontaneity. Lyrics first, very quickly. Then vocal lines and guitar in one go. Second vocals added with some garageband keys and electric to finish. Everything is double tracked and we made it over the course of three days.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Leicester has a lot going on! Ash Mammal, Kermes, Anatomy, Jitterz, lovely gazers Dayflower.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We’ve done a few Big Star covers which are up on our Youtube channel. Rumours in one take.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We’re in the process of rearranging our lives to make more space for creative work. More songs, more writing, collaboration.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for finding us! How amazing! To everyone, keep going, make more space for art - we can all grow together.