quinta-feira, 18 de abril de 2019

Visceral with Sway // Hex - An Interview

Uma entrevista dupla, por conta de um split belíssimo intitulado "Visceral", de um lado o Sway, do outro o Hex.

O elo entre ambas é o shoegaze e a melancolia do Disintegration.

Focando primeiramente no Sway, temos aquela escola de barulhos densamente melancólicos, leia-se Nothing.

Do outro lado, o shoegaze assume o controle, mas não aquele shoegaze clássico, mas sim o que usualmente temos sentido nas novas empreitadas sonhadoras, saem as fritações características dando cada vez mais espaço para as melodias sejam a força motriz.

Duas belas e novas bandas para ficar de olhos e ouvidos atentos.

***** Interview with Sway // Hex *****

Q. When did Sway // Hex begin? Tell us about the history…
Sway and Hex are actually two different bands, “Visceral “ is a split EP between the two bands. Sway started in 2016 after our previous punk band broke up, we’ve gone through various member changes, but we finally have a solid line up that we’re happy with.

Hex started in 2018 as an offshoot of their band, Boulevard.

Q: Who are your influences?
We all listen to different stuff. We wanted to start a shoegaze influenced band, but we grew up listening to a lot of 90’s emo bands and punk.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
That’s a hard question... but we decided on:
1. Loveless - MBV
2. Souvlaki - Slowdive
3. Sway - Whirr
4. Guilty of Everything - Nothing
5. Floral Green - Title Fight

1. Clash the Truth - Beach Fossils
2. Stratosphere - Duster
3. Shed - Title Fight
4. Disintegration - The Cure
5. Powerplant - girlpool

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love playing live. We care more about creating an atmosphere though. We like playing in the dark.

Q. How do you describe Sway // Hex´s sounds?
Heavy. Loud. Ambient. That’s about it.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We did all the recording ourselves. We had a lot of fun recording vocals because we kept fucking them up, but the rest was a pretty quick and easy process.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Battery Point, HUG, Distressor, Shimmer, Jinx.

Q: Which band would you love to cover?
We’ve talked about covering When You Sleep by My Bloody Valentine, or Avalyn by Slowdive.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Definitely want to record all the songs we have up til now and work on new stuff. We want to keep releasing more music and playing shows. Eventually go on tour.

Q: Any parting words?
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