mercoledì 8 aprile 2015

Turbowolf interview

Today Les Fleurs du Mal WebZine have a pleasure to talk with Chris Georgiadis about Turbowolf. You can find our review on the album (out for Spinefarm/Universal) at this link, and now... enjoy the chat!

Hi guys, thanks a lot for this interview. It’s always a pleasure to bring in our country the pure British style.

Les Fleurs du Mal: Well, let’s start to talk about Two Hands. How do you feel about it?
Chris Georgiadis: We like it very much. It's something that took a long time to create, but was wholly worthwhile. 

LFdM: What does it mean to make a record? For a band at the beginning of her career what are the fundamental aspects and which ones negligible?
C.G.: Fundamentally, it's about creating something that represents your band. It's a grand statement to the world that says “Fuck you! Here I am!”. The negligible aspects are things like where you record or at what cost...part of the process as an artist is to make do with what you have, or have not. Limitations can be wonderful things. 

LFdM: In your case, such as for other bands, internet played an important role because of the music sharing: what is your point of view about that?
C.G.: Without the Internet we wouldn't of been able to reach so many people early on in our career, but obviously the flip side is that much less people buy albums, therefore making what we do financially difficult.

LFdM: Was the album entirely produced in England?
C.G.: Yes. We spent 2 weeks recording at the historic Rockfield studios, where everyone from Queen to Sepultura have recorded. Then spent a few weeks in Tom Dalgety's (co-producer) studio, where everyone from Us to Royal Blood have recorded.  

LFdM: Beside live shows, what is the most impressive moment of your recently past?
C.G.: We recently went on tour with Death From Above 1979 which I would say is probably the most impressive moment in our history. 

LFdM: Even though you are a young band you look like veterans. I found many hardcore influences inside, some tracks recalled me the old At The Drive In style. So, who influenced your style for this album?
C.G.: Yeah we're totally into a lot of bands like At The Drive-In, The Blood Brothers, Minor Threat, Bad Brains etc. Lot's of punk and weirdo bands like that. We're equally influenced by film composers like Ennio Morricone and John Carpenter. We like to take influence from  a varied bunch and then re-constitute to create something that becomes us. 

LFdM: Also your lyrics are very interesting. Such as "Nine Lives":speaks about the need to do everything at once with no regrets. The word "need" intrigued me. Why?
C.G.: It's about the fast pace of a life heading to where?...nowhere really just dusty atoms. So it's a mantra to enjoying your time on this Earth and waking up to the fact that we all become dusty atoms eventually. 

LFdM: Even if you are a bright band, you treat very serious topics in your songs, such as life or death, issues that should be far from the minds of young people. This is not a provocation, just my curiosity… you know, I’m not so young anymore.
C.G.: We try to create songs with lyrics that can provoke and inspire thought in the listener, and we're more than happy for that inspiration to be completely individual.

LFdM: What are your next goals and plans for the future?
C.G.: We leave for a headline tour around the UK and parts of Europe next week in support of our new album 'Two Hands'. Then it's festival season, and after the summer we'll probably head out again on another tour. Lots of shows is our plan, and lots of fun. 

Thank a lot again for the opportunity to talk with you and good luck for the future!

Michela for LFdM
(edit by Alessandra)