Arquivo mensal: outubro 2016

The Slow Readers Club

The Slow Readers Club são os convidados desta semana e é com um enorme prazer que trazemos até vós, uma das bandas mais promissoras do Reino Unido.
Em 2015, lançam o 3º album  Cavalcade e 2016 é o ano em que a banda deixa de ser um segredo bem guardado em Manchester!
Convidados da tour “Girl at the End of the World” dos britânicos James, os The Slow Readers Club cativaram o público em cada um dos concertos bem como o reconhecimento dos media através da inclusão dos seus singles, nas playlists das principais rádios, tais como BBC 6 music, XFM e Amazing Radio.
Com agenda preenchida e concertos esgotados, prometem ainda dar muito que falar!
Estivemos à conversa com a banda e aqui vos deixamos a entrevista integral 😉

Who are The Slow Readers Club?
Aaron Starkie (Vocals / Keyboards)
Kurtis Starkie (Backing Vocals / Guitar)
James Ryan (Bass)
David Whitworth (Drums)

How does it feel to be a Mancunian band?
We are proud Mancunians. We grew up listening to bands like The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Joy Division, New Order, James, Elbow… the list goes on. These bands set the bar high, we are doing our best to live up to that standard while finding our own voice and story.

The Blog “Even the Stars” and “Louderthanwar” refer to SRC as “one of the city´s best kept secrets” and “quite simply too glorious to be kept a secret”. What defines you?
First and foremost we write and perform great songs with infectious melodies and lyrics that connect and mean something to people. What ever happens with the band, it is amazing to think that our music has been listened to and enjoyed by people around the world.

You were the support band for James during the “Girl at The End of the World” tour in UK. 
How was the experience for SRC? 
Exhilarating, the band were amazingly supportive. Jim and Saul in particular watched every set we performed pretty much and were full of praise for our recent album ‘Cavalcade’. There have been many times in our rehearsal room over the years where we have had conversations saying ‘If only we could get a break, if only we could get on tour with a decent band’. So when the James offer came through it really was a dream come true.
We played 11 dates with them at some amazing venues including Manchester Arena and Brixton Academy in London. One of the most unexpected highlights was our performance at Bournemouth Academy. Our Drummer David was unable to do the show so we were forced to do an acoustic set at short notice. Saul joined us on stage and played violin our track ‘Forever In Your Debt’, that was a real honour.

If SRC ever come to Portugal, what can the audience expect from you?Dark and dramatic and danceable indie electro.

A song?

Gimme Danger by Iggy Pop

A book?

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

A place?

Barcellona

A trip?

Portugal 🙂

A wish?

To play Glastonbury

(Filipa Cruz & Ines Meneres – ShoutOut music blog.)

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Anúncios

António Mão de Ferro

António Mão de Ferro é o convidado #ShoutOut desta semana!

“As performances ao vivo de António Mão de Ferro refletem o aspecto multicultural da sua música. Temos pop, blues, rock, folk e elementos latinos ao longo de todo o concerto.

Ouvimos as suas influências através da música, de uma forma muito sedutora. Temos músicos como Waits, Dylan, Bowie, Beatles e outros, mas António Mão de Ferro realmente pega nessas influências e faz com que pareçam parte integrante dele.
É a sua própria história, com voltas e reviravoltas inesperadas.
Apesar de ser multi-instrumentista, António Mão de Ferro brilha com sua poderosa maneira de tocar guitarra , inspirada nos blues, e com a sua voz suave e quente.
Apoiado por uma banda de estrelas, António Mão de Ferro consegue recriar as paisagens complexas e intrínsecas das suas gravações em estúdio, onde todos os elementos musicais diferentes transportam o ouvinte numa viagem que não vai esquecer.”
Fiquem atent@s, a semana ainda está a começar 😉

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Sugestão ShoutOut

12143278_754068128031710_8849430173077617270_n.jpgOnline 3 é a sugestão ShoutOut da semana!
Para quem gosta de estar a par de tudo o que se passa no mundo digital, com apresentação de Álvaro Costa.
“Um programa sobre as tendências digitais do dia, que traz para a televisão os conteúdos, os assuntos, as personagens que agitam a cloud, os novos media, em especial as redes sociais. Factos, posts, novidades, notícias, filmes, imagens, tweets, instagram, atualidades de um dia na net, e da net.”
De segunda a quinta na RTP3 ou em:
http://www.rtp.pt/play/direto/rtp3

Bom fim de semana 😉

Spaceheads interview by ShoutOut

unnamed-1Esta semana, os nossos convidados são os Spaceheads.
Andy Diagram (também conhecido como trompetista dos britânicos James) e Richard Harrison formam o duo de trompete, bateria e electrónica.

O trompete electrizante de Andy, produz loops harmonizados ao vivo e amostras irreverentes que controla através de um telemóvel instalado em cima do seu trompete com um fish slice.

Os estratos fortes do bronze são propulsionados pela bateria, percussão e folhas de metal dobradas de Richard Harrison.

Os Spaceheads formaram-se em 1990, percorreram o mundo e editaram onze álbuns até à data. Durante mais de 25 anos  Andy e Richard adquiriram uma intuição sobre o que cada um vai fazer a seguir, o que torna os seus concertos semi-improvisados uma experiência surpreendente para a assistência.
A ShoutOut esteve à conversa com Andy Diagram, que entre outras coisas, menciona a Praia de Miramar, como um dos seus sítios preferidos!

Ora leiam…. 😉

Who are Spaceheads?

Spaceheads are a duo of trumpet and drums and we use effects to enhance the sound.

Andy Diagram plays the trumpet and uses loop machines and harmony machines to build big layers of brass so that the single trumpet can sound like an orchestra

Richard harrison plays drums and percussion and adds bits of metal to the tops of his cymbals and plays hairbrushes and bells and extra bits of home made percussion.

For how long are you playing together?

We have played together for 36 years in various bands …but as Spaceheads for 26 years.We started in 1990 and have released eleven albums so far. We have toured around Europe and the USA.

What can we expect from a Spaceheads live performance?

Because we are only two people and we have played together for so long we can be very flexible live. We can make up tunes on the spot and go from very quiet to very loud in an instant. We pick tunes at random from our back catalogue and improvise around them. We can go from very un electrified trumpet and drums to very full music with loops. We are very rhythmic so expect to dance at our concerts. We also tour for the last 8 years with Rucksack cinema which uses multiple projectors to light up the whole room and mix video along with our music. It is very Psychedelic.

What inspires you to create music?

That is a hard question because it is something that we love doing and have always done. We are inspired to create new music all the time. We try and invent and look for new ideas and new sounds all the time. We like to look forward and not backwards ..so although we like to play some of our old tunes, we love to look for new tunes and ideas. We don’t play cover versions very often as we like to make up our own tunes but we are inspired by other musicians and again when we listen to other people we try and find new bands and people to love rather than having old favourite records that we play all the time.

How was your experience in Portugal?

We love Portugal. For us the weather is much warmer and sunnier than UK….where it is often wet and cold. The people in Portugal are always very friendly and welcoming. We played two concerts in March 2016 and had a fantastic time not only doing concerts but busking in the street. We were very well looked after and ate fantastic food ….vegetarian of course!

What keeps a band together along the years?

I think the most important things are that you like each other and that you are enjoying what you do. It is easier when there is only two people, but it helps if you are constantly developing and changing. If you get stuck in old ways then it is harder to keep enthusiastic. It is great not only for the music but for the travelling and meeting new people. Again it is easier if you are only two people as it is not as expensive as a big band. We have had many adventures along the years …touring around europe and the USA. We hope that it continues

What’s your Spaceheads favourite album or EP?

For me it is always the next one ….the one that we are working on at the moment….sometimes it is hard to listen back to your own music and have favourites, but we are very pleased with our last album “A Short Ride on the Arrow of Time” because it captured for the first time on record Spaceheads jamming and making tunes up on the spot. This is the way we have always worked. We do long jams and then take bits out to make tunes. But on this record we just left the jams as they were played …so you can hear the tunes being invented on the spot. it is very live in the studio and has lots of rough edges …but we like that!

Short answer (what comes to your mind)

A song?  Only have eyes for you – Lester Bowie (big influence on early Spaceheads when we started)

A book?  The great Animal Orchestra – Bernie Krause (opens your ears to the wonderful sounds of nature)

A place?  The beach at Miramar Porto where we had our photos taken at sunset and have spent wonderful times

A trip?  The first Spaceheads tour of USA in 1996, where we went “Round the Outside” in a big circle across the USA for 9 weeks and made so many new friends

A wish?  World Peace …..we need to ban nuclear weapons, cut back on military spending and come together as a world to save our planet from environmental destruction and climate change…… a wish and a hope and a reality if we fight for it.

Thank you!!

SPACEHEADS

Hoje é dia de nova apresentação!!
Spaceheads são os convidados desta semana!
Andy Diagram (também conhecido como trompetista dos James) e Richard Harrison tocam juntos há já 36 anos mas iniciaram este projecto em 1990 e vieram a Portugal pela primeira vez em Março deste ano.
Esta é uma semana completamente dedicada a esta banda e nos próximos dias publicaremos a entrevista integral, onde, entre outros assuntos, Andy Diagram menciona a Praia de Miramar como o spot favorito! 😉

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GoBabyGo

Alô #ShoutOut followers!
GoBabyGo são os convidados desta semana!
Num dia solarengo deste Outubro surpreendente, estivemos à conversa com o Ricardo Teixeira, baterista da banda.
Oriundos da mui nobre cidade invicta, os GoBabyGo são, segundo o Ricardo: “uma espécie de Punk Rock com um sorriso nas trombas.”
E aqui sorrimos nós!! 😀
“Os GoBabyGo tocam rock n’ roll com muita energia e um sorriso nas trombas. Do chá ao whisky, é ao vivo que misturam tudo e dão uma grande festa. E sim, há whisky para a fila da frente.”

E melhor que palavras, a imagem!
“Let´s look at the trailer and see a movie!”
Que é como quem diz, ora vejam! 😉
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmczgp454tA

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