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Thursday, July 29, 2010
INTERVIEW WITH AUTODRONE
HELLO, PLEASE TELL US WHO AUTODRONE ARE....
Autodrone are Katherine Kennedy - vocals, Jeremy Alisauskas - guitar, Angel Lorelei - Bass synths, Terry Taylor- drums.
I ALMOST COULDN’T BELIEVE IT THAT “STRIKE A MATCH” HAS BEEN SELF RELEAZSED, I MEAN THIS BAND IS FULL OF TALENT AND THE ALBUM SOUNDS LIKE AN INSTANT CLASSIC? HAVEN’T GOT THE ATTENTION OF SOME LABELS SO FAR?
Thank you. Strike a match was released on the US label Clairecords, is available for purchase internationally, and via most popular types of digital distrubution (iTunes, Amazon etc).
APART FROM SOME BANDS, SHOEGAZE IS AN AMERICAN MATTER THESE DAYS …HOW COME, AFTER ALL IT’S AMERICA THAT KILLED THE SHOEGAZE WITH THE BORN OF GRUNGE…
Is there not alot of Shoegaze in other countries right now? I'm not sure what the definition of the category is, but there are some great noisy/swirly bands in the UK and Europe that I can think of (The Bang Gang. Clockwork Radio, Jonathan Johansson). What kind of music is there rest of the world making?
DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A SHOEGAZER?
Not particularity, but I understand why others have categorized us as such.
ABOUT THAT SHOEGAZEESCENE, DO YOU SEE ANY FUTURE IN IT …. I MEAN IS IT POSSIBLE THAT IT WILL HAVE A LONG LIFE?
I think the shoegaze scene will always exist in some incarnation, people have been creating that style of music for a long time now.
OVER HERE IN BELGIUM, WE ONLY GET SOME BANDS, BUT IS AMERICA REALLY THAT OPEN FOR THESE SOUNDS OR IS IT A VERY SMALL CLUB SCENE?
Wait over here, we heard that it was bigger in Europe!? Are you serious? Its a fairly small scene here too, obviously some bands get pretty big and do very well, but none of us are exactly selling out stadiums.
CRITICS WILL SAY THAT YOU PLAY MUSIC THAT’S 20 YEARS OLD….
They are correct.
THERE’S A LOT OF HEAVENLY NOISE IN YOUR MUSIC, HOW IMPORTANT IS NOISE?
Noise is so important. "that which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal: from which it follows that irregularity - that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment, are an essential part and characteristic of beauty" - Charles Baudelaire
I ALWAYS SAY NOISE IS GREAT AS IT MAKES YOU DEAF FOR THE SHIT THAT’S OUTSIDE….
WHAT IMPORTANCE DOES MUSIC PLAY IN YOUR LIFE?
Music is very important to me. It is frequently the only thing I have to distract myself from the horrors of reality.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE HOLY TRILOGY “SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK ‘N ROLL” OR IS THAT ALL BULLSHIT IN THE END?
I abhor the entire notion of "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'N' Roll". It has nothing to do with creating art. It has more to do with posturing and playing a part. it's a lifestyle that sadly is associated with music, Not a reason for creating it. Rock 'N' Roll is horribly passe.
TELL ME YOUR FAVE ECORD OF ALL TIME PLEASE….
Fave record of all time. Wow, we could spend hours debating this. Since this interview talks a lot about Shoegaze, let's narrow it down to fave Shoegaze album of all time. Possibly Cocteau Twins Treasure.
TELL OUR READERS WHY THEY SHOULD CARE ABOUT AUTODRONE…..
They should care about Autodrone because if they don't, than no one will, and we will kill ourselves.