Holy Bouncer #issue9

interview by Iria Domínguez
pics by Florencia Lucila

Where did the idea to form Holy Bouncer come from? Were you already friends?
We’ve been friends since we were three years old. We went to the same school together. We started just because we were friends and shared musical tastes, we couldn’t play any instruments though. Later, when we felt rock running through our veins, Jordi came into our lives like Poseidon’s son, and over time, we found our own sound.

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How is your creative process? How do you create the songs?
We do it all together. No one is the ‘leader’ or composes it all. Although one of us may get more stuck into a song than the others, but we all create. The thing is that someone co- mes with an original idea, a new song with some structure, and presents it to us. Then, if we like it and want to move forward, each of us contributes with their ideas and we all look into it.

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What do you talk about in your songs?
Until now, we had just talked about our reality, but now that we begin to understand it, we’ve decided to be critical of it, leaving aside our own experiences, to reflect on the world around us and give our view on what disturbs us. Many values have been lost over time (perhaps those with which we are ‘in tune’) and many others that could be corrected if we all wanted.

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If you had to the make the poster of a festival where you would play, what bands would you play with? You can include dead artists!
The Who, The Four Seasons, The Temptations, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Velvet Underground, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Palma Violets, Mac Demarco, Pink Floyd, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, Johnny Cash, QOTSA, The Police, The White Stripes, Kings Of Leon, Patti Smith, The Libertines…

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Right now, we can listen to three songs on SoundCloud, when will you release your first album?
Just now, we are finishing composing the songs of our debut album. In late October, we will record our first single, and in early 2016, we’ll release our first album.

What has been your best gig so far and why? And the worst?
Each of them has a certain something. The one with Texas at La Riviera and Razzmatazz was really cool because the venue was packed out, but of course, the people there was not our target audience. Instead, opening for Band of Skulls (at Music Hall), who are more our style, was more intimate, but it was also packed out, the audience responded very well. On Friday, 25 September, our gig at Apolo was sold out, and the truth is that it was brutal. Playing live for us is something indescribable, a perfect mix of feelings between our art, the public and us.

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What bands are you listening to right now?
We listen to all kinds of music; all depends on how we get up in the morning, maybe one day we fancy something with more rhythm like Santana, others we trip with Pink Floyd, Tame Impala, and The Doors. Sometimes we just want to listen to Grandfather Bob Dylan telling fantastic stories about better times. Sometimes we need the energy of The Who, Led Zeppelin, QOTSA, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. And others we just want to enjoy the magic of making love to your instrument, like our beloved Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Wonder. In short, all the music that makes you think, feel, vibrate, and so on.

Listen Holy Bouncer in their bandcamp