terça-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2018

A Slice of Life with Neon Lights - An Interview

Os espanhóis do Neon Lights  depois de longos cinco anos de sua estreia com o belo e melancólico debute, "Late", retornam com seu segundo trabalho, ainda mais atmosférico e onírico, assim é "A Slice of Life".

Entre eles, a banda lançou em meados de 2015 o EP "The Blue Rider", mas é com o novo trabalho que a banda parece ter atingido seu estado "nirvana", as canções, apesar do tom de lamento, soam iluminadas, um ar blasé hipnótico guia o trabalho sem haver altos ou baixos, "A Slice of Life" flui linearmente desde "Take Me", a abertura em tons acinzentados até a derradeira "Idle", que em tom de despedida fecha elegantemente o disco.

Pós punk gazer sonhador para ninguém colocar defeitos.

***** Interview with Neon Lights *****

Q. When did Neon Lights begin? Tell us about the history: 
We started in 2008 but didn't release anything until 2010 with the Summer Sky EP. After all these years now we see that EP more as a trial and error collection of songs than a proper release. On the other hand, we feel prouder of our first LP, "LATE" (2013).

Q: Who are your influences?
Lots of bands, but maybe some of the more obvious in our sound could be Slowdive, Cure or Joy Division.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time: difficult question but I will try:
1.The Cure: Disintegration
2.Slowdive: Souvlaki
3.Depeche Mode: Violator
4.David Bowie: Low
5.Bunnymen: Ocean Rain

This could be changed tomorrow!!

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It seems weird sometimes.

Q. How do you describe Neon Lights sounds?
Atmospheric, nostalgic.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We usually do demos at home, I mean, individual demos, we don't jam or anything like that. After that we practise them at the rehearsing room and when we have enough for an album or EP, we go to the studio and record them. Pretty straighforward way of doing it, I am afraid.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
For sure our brothers here in our home town: The Lawyers, Consejo and Noise Box (not exactly new this last one but amazing anyway)

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Sometimes we did "Under the Milky Way" by The Church and "Just Like Honey" by The Jesus and Mary Chain during the last tour. I am happy with those two!

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Try to promote our new album, A Slice of Life, as much as possible.

Q: Any parting words?