Já comentei por diversas vezes aqui no TBTCI, que a Califórnia estranhamento tem se tornado numa meca dos novos sons feitos sob encomenda para os notívagos, não somente o pós punk, o gótico, mas a darkwave tem sido objeto de fetiche do pessoal de lá.
Inúmeras bandas de lá já passaram pelas páginas do TBTCI, e agora novamente outro representante dos seres noturnos aporta por aqui.
O Mannequin, capricha numa ode soturna, porém esqueça os baluartes, as conexões dos caras, evocam beats rápidos e dançantes, tal qual gente do calibre de Das Kabinette Iron Curtain, Asylum Party entre outros.
Uma coletânea retratando os três primeiros singles dos caras saiu recentemente via Sentimental Records, gravadora belga especializada em cassettes e sons trevosos.
Feito sob encomenda para dançar contra as paredes em qualquer inferninho mundo afora.
***** Interview with Mannequin *****
Q. When did Mannequin begin? Tell us about the history...
(Taylor) Mannequin started in April as a drunken idea between David and I at our local drinking joint. I’m pretty sure the next day we recorded and released Melissa.
(David) And the rest is history and a future we’re trying to toy with.
Q: Who are your influences?
(Taylor) As a band id say our biggest influences are Iron Curtain, Das Kabinette, Lives of Angels, Clan of Xymox, and Sisters of Mercy
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
- (David) Pornography by The Cure, Hole in the Sky by Lives of Angels, First and Last and Always by Sisters of Mercy,
Playing the Angel by Depeche Mode, Still by Joy Division
- (Taylor) Hell Songs by Daughters, Plague Soundscapes by The Locust, Pornography by The Cure,
Black Celebration by Depeche Mode, Lazy Karaoke by Human Leather
Q. How do you feel playing live?
- (David) Usually... I don’t know... I guess I usually don’t feel much but I like it.
- (Taylor) Sick. Very sick. But I usually don’t end up throwing up which is nice. I also feel really nice after which is probably why I keep doing it.
Q. How do you describe Mannequin sounds?
-(David) Glossy, sharp, decadent. Kinda like a soundtrack you could laze around with or celebrate yourself.
-(Taylor) I like to use the term “pop-goth”
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
(Taylor) One of us usually brings an idea to the table and we kind of just branch off from there. All the music we’ve released thus far has been recorded in my bedroom. We eat a lot of Taco Bell during the process.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
-(David) Sean Nicholas Savage and Choir Boy
-(Taylor) Choir Boy and Human Leather.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
-(David) Madonna but not as bright. So Darkdonna. And all of her lyrics would be in Latin
-(Taylor) Probably something fun like maybe Tears for Fears or Hall and Oats.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
-(David) Hopefully release a full length this year.
-(Taylor) We have lots of songs written and kind of recorded. So yea, i guess our big plan is to release an album. I would really like to do a small tour during the summer as well.
Q: Any parting words?
-(David) Farewell! If any one would like to stay up to date with what we’re doing follow us on Instagram @mannequin.wave
-(Taylor) Thank you for interviewing us! It’s been a pleasure!