quinta-feira, 1 de novembro de 2018

Gloom with Marly Reds - An Interview

Malang, Indonésia é a casa do quarteto Marly Reds.

Os novatos, estrearam há pouco mais de um mês com um daqueles trabalhos que deixaria o mestre Kid Vinil de sorrisos abertos. Um guitar pop, com fortes doses noventistas, sem adentrar a nenhum subgênero da época, apenas filtrando tudo que de melhor fez a cabeça dos quarentões, trintões e hoje vintões.

Tudo despretensioso, feita com aquele sabor juvenil, que pra quem quer manter aquela chama ardente, faz todo sentido.

Escute alto e vá se divertir.

***** Interview with Marly Reds *****

Q. When did Marly Reds begin? Tell us about the history...
1. Me (Ibay), Yoga (our guitarist), and Danu (bassist) oftens go to the studio just for a random jam, without any intention to form a band until Hadi (drummer) soon joined them on the first year of college.

Q: Who are your influences?
2. Our influences are Nothing, Ringo Deathstarr, Whirr, and Yuck. Initially, we used to play some math-rock jam, until we decided to play alt-rock riffs with lots of fuzz and reverb instead of twanky guitar melodies hahaha. For me (personally), I was heavily influenced by Nothing and Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream album.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3. A very challenging question... hahaha. Here's what me and my bandmates think of when it comes to 5 greatest album.
Dark Side of The Moon - Pink Floyd,
Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins,
Title Fight - Hyperview,
MBV - Loveless,
and Blur - Leisure.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. We haven't been in a proper stage before, but a small gig is still the best experience for us. The first time we play at out first gig, we were very nervous because of the technical issues. Gonna miss that moment because we really have no idea what to do at the time hahaha.

Q. How do you describe Marly Reds´ sounds?
5. We define our sound is something like a marriage between pop pattern chords and heavy, fuzzy guitar ambience. When listening to our Debut EP, you'll get the strange feeling between "oh shit this music's too loud" and "I can't stop singing to their songs!". I think that is how we define our sound.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6. The recording process started back in mid 2018. We did a lot of research before finally decided to record our songs at Satrio Piningit Studio in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. A lot of cool bands recorded their songs there, such as Skandal (https://skandalrockband.bandcamp.com/) and Grrrl Gang (https://grrrlgang.bandcamp.com/album/stop-this-madness). Oh fyi, the tambourine part in "Gloom" was a bit of a last-minute decision. We decided to add tambourine to the song because it gives a dancy feeling to the song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7. Hmm.. We haven't got any idea yet. I think you might as well check the bands that have been mentioned in the previous answer first.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8. Personally, I would glad to have a Stone Roses' cover band. But we haven't got any thoughts of making any cover band.. too many ideas and influences at the same time hahaha.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9. Publications first. We want Marly Reds to be something massive. We want as many people to notice our debut EP. Beside that, we're trying our best to perform in more stages, with more materials to bring with. Lets hope for the best shall we? hahaha

Q: Any parting words?
10. Thank you for the interview, we really appreciate it. Thank you for your opinions on our music. By the way, we'll be happy to know what do you (readers) think of our music and our bands. Please don't hesitate to have a chat with us thru Twitter (@marlyreds) or Instagram (@marlyreds). Godluck and Good Speed!