Δευτέρα, 28 Μαΐου 2012

By The Sea-A Psychedelic Pop Dreamers Story


Three Nights ago or so i decided to find out more about this wonderfoul english band ''By The Sea'',their latest song ''Dream Waters'' really blew me away,so i had to find out what do we have in here and believe me,we have 3 genuine psychedelic pop makers blessed by their producer and friend ''Bill Ryder Jones''.


1.Alright so..''By the Sea'',please feel free to introduce yourselves.
By the Sea:We are Andy (drums), Liam (vocals, guitar) Daniel (bass), Joe (keys), Steven (guitar), Mark (guitar) from a lovely coastal town in the northwest of england...
2.Who chose the name of the band,and what does it mean to you?is it because you live in liverpool?
By the Sea:The name By The Sea came about after a tune one of our mates put on a compilation cd for us, called by the sea, by a 60s girl duo called Wendy And Bonnie(amazing lp by the way), we just wanted to avoid being another 'The' band and we thought it sounded pretty cool so it was easy really...
3.I saw that Bill Ryder Jones is on the wheel of production and mixing,how's that?are you friends or you reached him?
By the Sea:Bill lives nearby us so we've always been friends and he's got a little studio set up in a spare room in his mums house, so naturally we hassled him until he agreed to spend countless hours of his own time to record us! But he's great he really knows his stuff, he's played a big role in helping us shape our sound and arranging tunes when we're recording...
4.Tell me some things about the first days you got the band together and any difficulties you might found on your way.
By the Sea:When we first got together, we were really obsessed with Simon And Garfunkel, The Byrds, and folky harmony groups, we did a lot of acoustic stuff, but we just naturally progressed into what we're doing now, we wanted to sound more contemporary rather than a pastiche of 60s stuff, which is no bad thing, we're still influenced by that era, but also by alot of 70s and 80s bands, so we kinda wanted to mix it up a bit more rather than stick to one sound...
5.Please tell me some details about the songwriting, who writes the songs and what is your favourite subject to write about, and what influences you to write these cool dreamy pop melodies?
By the Sea: For writing the tunes, Liam will get a sort of blueprint together for the song and write some lyrics, and then we all just pitch in in rehearsal editing bits out or putting new bits in so its all of us really. For influences of melody there are loads of bands we love, too many to mention them all, but to name a few are: Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, The Beach Boys, Super Furry Animals, Pale Fountains etc.

6.Now i would like you to tell me about the recordings of your album with Bill ryder Jones.
How did he manage to capture this retro dream pop sound on your songs?
By the Sea: Most of the songs we've recorded with Bill have been done in the Scandinavian Seamans Church in liverpool, so everything comes out with loads of reverb on! 
7.''Dream Waters'',please tell me about this song,what's the story behind the song?
By the Sea:Dream Waters kind of has two big influences lyrically, The Flying Burrito's version of Dark End of the Street, and Townes Van Zandt's 'Kathleen'...Midnight love affairs, ghosts and the sea. But the lyrics are still vague enough to have your own interpretation, i guess the aim is too invoke an image in you're mind, like a book or a poem would do...
8.Name me some of your favourite artists and songs,movies,anything you like.
By the Sea:Stuff we like: Robert Frost, Blade Runner, American sitcoms, computer games, Twin Peaks, comics, Guitars and fx pedals...
9..Do you consider yourselves as psychedelic pop dreamers?
By the Sea: I suppose so, we spend more than half our time dreaming about what we could do, and most of the other half not actually doing it! But there's still a little left over where we manage to do a gig, or record...
10.Tell me about a great moment you had with the band all this time.
By the Sea:The first few times we played in London in with the See See were definitely good times, we had only just started playing gigs and we didnt really have an audience but they brought loads of mates down, and releasing the album on Dell Orso and the singles on The Great Pop Supplement came as a result of that ...
11.When your album will be released and what to expect from it?
By the Sea: Hopefully the album will be released sometime in August, we're not really expecting it to be much more than to be a nice introduction to us, it'll be nine or ten tracks, few slow tunes, a few dreamy pop tunes, then we're going to record an E.P. of all new tunes, hopefully do a little tour and a second album..
12.Would you ever come and do a gig in greece?
By the Sea:We would definitely LOVE to play Greece!
13.Say something to all the readers of our wonderful blog.
By the Sea:Never marry a railroad man...
Well you heard the lads.
They are great,they're dreamers and they are fresh.
Catch their Music below.
Their album is gonna be released late this year.
Till then..

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