quinta-feira, 15 de março de 2018

A Time for Roses with Blood Bells - An Interview

Já nos primeiros instantes de "A Time for Roses", debute do combo de Denton, Texas, Blood Bells, a primeira coisa que veio na minha cabeça foi "Batcave"!!

Um mix soturno, rápido e agressivo do gótico clássico e do punk, em tons ásperos e angustiantes, o Blood Bells desfila os nove petardos  em pouco menos de trinta minutos, sem o menor tempo para qualquer respiro.

Definitivamente os bons tempos da Batcave estão sendo revividos e reatualizados, cortesia do Blodd Bells.

***** Interview with Blood Bells *****

Q. When did Blood Bells begin? Tell us about the history...
A: Blood Bells is in its infancy. The concept started back in early 2015 and came To fruition in spring of 2016. We have been playing music in mostly punk bands for the past 15 years and we wanted to do something more our style that was more fulfilling.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Definitely early trad goth bands (all the classics that generally come to mind) as well as a lot of 80’s synth pop

Q. Make a list of your 5 favorite albums of all time…
A: This is a hard question.
- Drab Majesty “The Demonstration”
- Cocteau Twins “Blue Bell Knoll”
- Sergio Mendes & Brazil ‘66 “Herb Alpert Presents”
- Boy Harsher “Yr Body Is Nothing”
- The Chameleons “Script of the Bridge”

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Murder Ballads”
Tom Waits “Blood Money”
Townes Van Zandt “Delta Momma Blues”
Earth “The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull”
The Cure “Pornography”

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: We’ll let you know after we’ve played more than one show! The stage is a comfortable place for the both of us in general, though we don’t plan to oversaturate Blood Bells with too many shows.

Q. How do you describe Blood Bells sounds?
A: Dark and sparkly with just a hint of dancy razzle-dazzle!

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: It was very easy and took only one weekend. It’s nice when your album engineers are old friends.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A: Drab Majesty, Boy Harsher, Night Sins, Geneva Jacuzzi, Kontravoid

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version song of?
A: Strawberry Switchblade

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: To keep creating music and releasing records.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Have a good time all the time