Interviu: Haunts

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Haunts sunt header-ii celei de-a sasea editii Underlondon si the dark heart of the brit new wave. Ii puteti vedea si asculta live pe 7 mai in Silver Church, pana atunci va lasam cu un scurt interviu cu cei patru. 

Haunts
Underlondon
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Aveti numeroase cover-uri dupa melodii apartinand unor artisti precum Billy Idol
, Depeche Mode, The Cure etc. Este un mod de-a va manifesta respectul fata de acesti artisti?

Am facut majoritatea acestor cover-uri atunci cand am avut un spectacol de caritate in Anglia, unde nu aveam voie sa cantam decat cover-uri, asa ca am ales o serie de melodii care ne placeau si care ni s-a parut ca se potrivesc cu sound-ul nostru. Publicul era format mai ales din pusti care nu ascultasera prea multa muzica mai veche, asa ca putem spera ca le-am facut si putina educatie.

Cum v-ati descrie muzica? 

Ni se pune tot timpul intrebarea asta si de fiecare data e greu sa raspundem la ea. Cred ca daca ar fi sa-mi fac alta formatie, as face una care sa sune exact ca o alta trupa. Daca ati pune aceasta intrebare celor de la Panic at the Disco, ei ar putea macar sa spuna "A, da, ce cantam noi suna exact la fel ca Fall Out Boy". Dar pentru noi e mai greu, pentru ca muzica noastra nu seamana prea mult cu a altora. Dar ca ar fi sa vorbesc in termeni foarte generali, as zice ca suntem o varianta dark and heavy de New Wave.

Multi spun ca muzica voastra seamana cu Talking Heads, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, Nick Cave si David Bowie. E adevarat? Sunteti influentati de acestia sau e doar o coincidenta?  

Suntem comparati cu multe trupe si rareori e vorba de aceleasi nume. Insa lista voastra ne maguleste, fiindca ne plac aceste trupe. Unele dintre ele ne influenteaza, pe altele ne place pur si simplu sa le ascultam.  

La ce ne putem astepta de la gig-ul vostru la Underlondon

Habar n-am! O sa fie prima data cand o sa fim impreuna in avion, ca trupa, si cumva ne asteptam ca instrumentele noastre sa nu functioneaze cand ajungem. Dar cred ca va puteti astepta la o noapte extraordinara. Dark, intensa, dar totusi fun si dansabila. De obicei e bine sa nu te duci la un show cu idei preconcepute despre ce-o sa urmeze. Trebuie doar sa ajungi acolo deschis la minte si sa fii pregatit sa te distrezi. Sa te implici, s-o arzi cu noi. O mare parte din cum decurge un show depinde si de oamenii care sunt de fata.

Daca oamenii au chef si vor sa se simta bine, atunci show-urile pot sa devina destul de demente.Alteori ai parte de un public caruia ii place muzica, dar care e ceva mai letargic, si atunci incercam sa nu facem un show dement, dar sa-l facem mai intens in alte feluri. Cantam mai bine asa, dar depinde de ce vreti voi sa vedeti. Suntem o adevarata trupa Jekyll and Hyde cand vine vorba de show-uri live. Ambele laturi sunt la fel de bune, dar pot fi foarte diferite. Suntem nerabdatori sa vedem cum ii place publicului din Romania sa petreaca!

Ce stiti despre Romania sau Bucuresti? O sa aveti timp sa si vizitati ceva? 

Stiu ca e al saselea cel mai mare oras din Europa si ca pe vremuri i se spunea "micul Paris" si cateva alte lucruri pe care le-am citit pe Wikipedia. Dar ne asteptam sa ne simtim bine. O sa incercam sa vedem cat putem de multe, dar nu stam in tara decat 24 de ore, asa ca o sa fie o vizita-fulger. O sa incercam sa cunoastem cat mai multi oameni si sa vedem cat mai multe. Sa speram ca show-ul o sa mearga bine si ca o sa fim chemati inapoi cat mai curand!



Varianta in engleza:
 
You have lots of covers of songs from artists such as Billy Idol, Depeche Mode, The Cure etc. Is that a way to pay homage to these artists?

Well most of the covers came from when we did a charity show in England where we were only allowed to play covers, so we just picked out a load of songs that we like that we thought suited our sound. The audience was mostly young kids who hadn't even heard a lot of earlier music, so hopefully we provided some sort of an education as well.

How would you describe your music? 

We get asked this all the time and it's always so hard. I think if I was to make a new band I'd do one that sounded exactly like another band. If you asked that question to Panic at the Disco at least they can just say "Oh yeah, we sound exactly the same as Fall Out Boy". For us it's more difficult because we don't really sound too much like anyone. I guess if we're being really general, we're a dark and heavy take on New Wave.

Many say that you sound like Talking Heads, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, Nick Cave and David Bowie. Is it true? Are these your influences or it's just a coincidence? 

We get a lot of comparisons and they're rarely the same. Although the list you said then is very flattering as we like all these bands. Some of them are influences and others are just stuff we like to listen to. 

What should we expect from your gig at Underlondon

I have no idea! It's going to be our first time on a plane together as a band so we're half expecting none of our instruments to work when we arrive. But I think you can expect a great night. Dark, intense yet fun and danceable. It's always best to come to a show with no pre-conception as to what to expect. Just turn up with an open mind and get ready to have a good time. Get involved hang out with us. A lot of how a show turns out is dependent on the people who are there. If the crowd are up for it and want to have a good time then the shows can get pretty crazy. Other times you get crowds who are loving it but are more lethargic, then we tend to put on a less crazy show but in a lot of ways more intense. We always play better like this, but it depends on what you want to see. We're a real Jekyll and Hyde band when it comes to our live shows. Both sides are as good, but they can be very different. We're just really excited to see how the Romanian crowds like to get down!

What do you know about Romania or Bucharest? Will you also take a little time to visit around? 

I know it's the 6th biggest city in Europe and used to get called 'little Paris', and a few other things that we have read on Wikipedia. But we're expecting to have a great time. We're going to try and see as much as we can but we're only in the country for 24 hours so it's going to be a whirlwind visit. We're going to try and meet as many people and see as much stuff as we can. Hopefully the show will go well and we will be asked to come back again soon!

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Ii puteti vedea si asculta pe Haunts live pe 7 mai la Underlondon



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