terça-feira, 15 de maio de 2018

Twice a Million with Hooray for Humans - An Interview

E na música tudo vai sendo recriado, revitalizado e muitas novas conexões vão sendo postas lado a lado.

Esta nascendo uma nova geração de bandas que vem sendo influenciada nitidamente pelo Nothing, mas, o que vem acontecendo agora, é um pouco diferente, ao invés de buscaram as mesmas referências da banda de Dominic Palermo, essa nascente recente pega, além, é claro, do próprio Nothing, clássicos como Codeine, Low, dando aquele ar de tristeza extrema mas alternando-se como explosões estridentes, leia-se SY, ah, o shoegaze vem junto na receita.

É assim, mais ou menos assim, que o trio Villavoid, Espanha, Hooray for Humans debutou há pouco mais de um mês. O EP homônimo dos caras, é slowcore, é shoegaze, é pós qualquer coisa, e é sensacional, o que é muito mais interessante.

Perfeito para ocasiões extremas, sejam de tristeza, melancolia ou puro diversão.

***** Interview with Hooray for Humans *****

Q. When did Hooray For Humans start? Tell us about the history...
We started about a couple of years ago. It was just thought as a side project to pass the time when we were not rehearsing or playing with our other bands, specially, the main one, Frieda's Still in Love, in which Fran and Juan play. We liked what we were making and we decided to keep on working to record some songs and play them live, and here we are.

Q: Who are your influences?
We are three people and this is not very easy to answer. We love many different bands and genres, from electronic music to hardcore. We grew up listening to 90's american indie rock different genres: emo, slowcore, shoegaze, noise... It's hard to be accurate.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
As we told you in the previous question, it's almost impossible to answer, but we could think about five albums that might have been important for us as a band.

* Nothing: Guilty of Everything
* My Bloody Valentine: Loveless
* Slowdive: Souvlaki
* Sonic Youth: Sister
* Codeine: The White Birch

Q. How do you feel playing live?
The most exciting part of being in a band is playing live, definitely. We haven't played much with this band as we have just released our first songs, but we love it. We really like playing loud and making it intense.

Q. How do you describe Hooray For Humans´ sounds?
We try to transmit things that matter and feelings through very loud and intense songs, but we also like to be delicate at some point. That's why we always draw on that quiet-loud-quiet-loud structures that have been used by millions of bands throughout the last 30 years.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
It was quite simple and fast. We didn't want to think much about that process. We had very clear ideas and wanted to translate them in the easiest way. We are happy with Pablo Giral's work. He made things easy and made us feel very confortable.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Maybe some of them are not so new, but we really like and recommend a band from Barcelona called Espacea and any of our bands and our bandmates bands from Valladolid: Frieda's Still in Love, Winden, Karate Hiroshima, Casa and My Friendly Ghost.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We have never tried any covers and we think we won't, but we love The Cure and The Smiths. We really love them.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Cure our minds, have fun and play as much as we can.

Q: Any parting words?
We are really thankful for answering an interview from Brazil. We hope you enjoy our music. Thanks a lot!