O que move o TBTCI é o prazer da descoberta, o mesmo prazer que há décadas, este que vos escreve, tem em descobrir, conhecer, se aventurar, uma paixão pelo novo, pelo frescor da nova música.
Sei que muitos da minha geração, infelizmente, perderam este tesão, as vezes talvez o sentimento volte, mas o fato é que o desejo pela descoberta parece que torna-se cada vez mais inexistente.
Mas, não aqui. ter o prazer de conhecer uma banda desde seu nascimento, assistir seu crescimento, vivenciar seu amadurecimento, é impagável, e um caso que deve ser acompanhado é o quarteto de Barcelona, Bruises.
Apenas um single, nada mais, todavia, o prazer de degustar "Stay With Yourself" é daqueles que poucos podem apreciar, mas muitos deveriam. Um dreampop com os pés no pós punk trivial oitentista, porém emulando conexões e referências com gente como o Beach Fossils, fazem deles um sopro de leveza sonora.
Mas assim, se você esta cansaço e só consegue ter ouvidos para as mesmas coisas, eu lamento, seu desejo esta se perdendo contigo.....tente resgatá-lo com o Bruises, vai que tudo renasça, não é?
***** Interview with Bruises *****
Well, Bruises started at the end of 2016 more or less. I travelled (Sebastián) from Chile (my native country) to Barcelona looking for a new place to start a musical project. So with a couple of songs under the arm I met friends of friends who were playing too. First Carlos joined at bass and we kept trying with new people until we chose Alejandro at drums and finally Genís at lead guitars and backing vocals. Most of us have been playing the last 4 years in other bands like The Saurs, PANE, Mal Villano, etc.
Q: Who are your influences?
Hmmm… it’s quite hard to say. I think one of the biggest is the sound of the reverb from artists like Cocteau Twins, Cleaners From Venus, Beach Fossils… as well as the catharsis from emo and punk of American Football, Mineral, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat… Also I feel really inspired by people that follow their dreams even if they don’t have many resources, like the DIY spirit.
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Tough one, maybe something like this:
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Cleaners From Venus - Midnight Cleaners
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Surely is one of my favourite things. I mean, all the songs have an emotional attachment, so at the end performing becomes kind of a therapy. Half of it is playing live and the other half is making the songs.
Q. How do you describe Bruises sounds?
We call it sad pop, but it’s more like hazy songs were the melody plays a very important part (that’s what we mean with the pop side). All the songs have a particular melody, like an own identity.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Well, actually I record all the demos by myself and then I show them to the band. Then we play them at the rehearsals to check if we have to arrange things, etc. For example, with our single "Stay With
Yourself" I recorded Alejandro on drums at the rehearsal room with a couple of microphones and that was it. All DIY!
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
In Barcelona we’re surrounded by many good friends’ bands like The Zephyr Bones, Keems, VLIVM, Grums and some others. Also I know quite well the music scene in Chile and there are many cool bands growing like Patio Solar, El Cómodo Silencio De Los Que Hablan Poco, Niños Del Cerro... All of them are young talented people with honest and fresh intentions.
Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
I think we all agree that we should do a cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, hahaha. Nah, maybe “Weird Fishes” by Radiohead or a Title Fight’ song.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
We will start to record an EP soon and also a lo-fi video for the single, with which we want to increase the band's exposure and play more and more. At first we said that we will try it as far as we can or until we play a great concert in Japan!
Q: Any parting words?
Download our single from Bandcamp!
Thank you very much, TBTCI. This was fun to answer and we hope to show up around Brazil soon.