O TBTCI acompanha desde o inicio os passos do Nothing desde 2011 quando a banda se formou e lançou o primeiro ep пошлость (poshlost), um nome pra lá de exótico, mas a sonoridade dos caras comandados por Domenic Palermo vem de forma supersônica, as guitarras gritam, o wall of sound é sempre dinossante até a ultima frequência imaginável, e não a toa o novíssimo EP Downward Years To Come lançado recentemente coloca a banda ao lado dos melhores nomes da grande revitalização do shoegazer atual, a fonta é inevitável, Slowdive, MBV e Ride, mas tem mais barulhos no meio chegando a extremos como o Flying Saucer Attack, tudo isso com roupagem atualizada e muito bem gravado.
O TBTCI já havia entrevista o Nothing no ano passado, mas para não passar em branco, novamente uma exclusiva, como é de praxe aqui na casa.
Domenic Palermo e o dissonante Nothing.
***** Interview with Nothing *****
Q. When did Nothing starts, tell us about the history...
I started Nothing in 2011. I shuffled around quite a few members, but everything seemed to change drastically with the addition of Brandon on guitar. Since then we seemed to have built exactly what we want and it has become a well oiled machine.
Q: Who are your influences?
Nothing has been influenced by a number of things, events, people, musicians. Life living in Philadelphia, troubled youth, death, imprisonment. I myself have been much inspired by many writers such as Genet, Artaud, Bataille, Ginsberg, Mishima. Music wise though, which is most likely what you were digging for, The Swirlies, Flying Saucer Attack, Slowdive, Loveliescrushing, Lycia, MBV, Pumpkins, etc. etc. etc.
Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Nowhere close to accurate, but this is some things I have been enjoying as of late.
Swirlies –Blonder Tongue Audio Baton
Slowdive – Souvlaki
Gun Club – Miami
Townes Van Zandt – Self Titled
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Lush - Scar
Q. How do you fell playing alive?
We enjoy playing live. It took us awhile to get our sound to present itself the way we intended, but now that it seemingly has come together we are always excited to get into it.
Q. How do you describe Nothing sounds?
Ah. I guess what we try to do is make the listener feel... crushed? Crushing is what Id like for us to be described as anyway.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the new ep?
We recorded at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, NY with Kyle "Slick" Johnson who had previously helped us with the "Suns And Lovers EP" and Jeff Zeigler of Arc In Round. Between the two of these guys they have worked with everyone from Modest Mouse to The Swirlies to Kurt Vile to Fischerspooner. They made everything we did on this record very easy. If we said, "Hey I want this part to sound like an apocalypse sized tidal wave is building up in front of me" they would make it happen. It really was exciting watching them work.
Q. What´s represents the shoegazer classic era to the band?
I think the a to the sound is about all that I can relate to from the era.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Night Sins from Philadelphia. Whirr and Anne. I have a hard time keeping up.
Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We have covered Cigarette In Your Bed(MBV), Vapor Trail(RIDE), Perfect Day(Lou Reed), and some others. Always wanted to do a real slushy version of "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac, but it will most likely never happen.
Q: What´s the plans for future....
I've seen the future and its no place for me.
Q: Any parting words?
Keep a lookout for our first LP in the Spring. Thanks Renato! Queime o mundo. xx