segunda-feira, 19 de março de 2018

Melter with Helen Kelter Skelter - An Interview

Norman, Oklahoma, é o ponto onde a garageira psicodélica sessentista une forças ao noise dos novos tempos, ou se você preferir uma colisão em alta voltagem entre The Standells e B.R.M.C..

Assim é o quinteto, Helen Kelter Skelter, um jogo de palavras obviamente remetendo a clássica canção do quarteto musical mais famoso do universo.

Os caras soltaram em Janeiro seu segundo esporro, o álbum "Melter", que seja a lógica do debute, o homônimo lançado em 2015. Só que literalmente os caras adicionaram um quesito a mais em toda a fórmula, o suingue parece tomar contornos mais fortes no novo trabalho, o que não deixa o peso e a acidez ficarem em segundo plano, é apenas mais um motivo para aumentar no volume máximo.

Como os próprios sugerem o som do Helen Kelter Skelter é uma perfeita trilha sonora pra pegar estrada afora, seja seguindo por desertos ou o trajeto que for, o que importa é a vibe.

Escute alto e boa viagem.

***** Interview with Helen Kelter Skelter *****

Q. When did Helen Kelter Skelter begin? Tell us about the history...
Helen Kelter Skelter formed in the fall of 2013 and was founded by Tim Gregory (me) and Eli Wimmer. We always wanted to start a band together since high school and once we were out of college we finally had some time to devote to it. We just started recording a record together and then we found other members to play with and make it a full band.

Q: Who are your influences?
Too many to mention, but we love a little bit of everything. Right now we've been into heavier rock such as Metz or Mclusky

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Thats a tough are some that come to mind

Pink Floyd - Darkside of the Moon
The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
Frank Zappa - Freak Out!

Q. How do you describe Helen Kelter Skelter sounds?
It's the type of music you would listen to while driving in the middle of the Mojave desert.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
For Melter we recorded all the songs as demos at our house and then we would take the tracks to the studio and put drums over them and then take them back over to our house and rerecord all the tracks over the fresh drums so they would lineup better and then take it back into the studio and mix everything to give it the sound we wanted.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Metz, Orb, Natural Child, old Tame Impala, and of coarse King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We usually do a cover or two at Halloween. We've covered Fire & Manic Depression by Jimi Hendrix, Five to One by the Doors, Psycho Killer by Talking Heads, and Vitamin C by Can. We've always talked about doing The Green Manalishi by Fleetwood Mac....maybe thats the one we will pick for 2018...

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Touring, and working on new songs is what we're looking forward to. Maybe a trip to Mars... Go give our new album MELTER a listen!

Q: Any parting words?
Go give our new album MELTER a listen!