Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Noise For The Passive Interview



You know that here at Arcadia we like to be on top of that new new shit... like so new that they barely have songs sometimes! This one does have songs, but at the moment, I don't have one in my possession... SO at the moment we're going to post the interview and then get the track when we can! Hope you guys enjoy... I certainly dig them...

Here's a little bio info...
The band originally started last year due to a certain friendship between the singer (and band's songwriter) Amelie and their producer, Justin Anderson (who had produced for The Libertines). The pair thought it would be funny to spend a day in the Shoreditch HQ studios recording a few things as a laugh, and it turned out Amelie had a genuine song writing talent. More and more songs were written and produced in that studio, until they became what they are today, which has attracted attention from major indie bands such as The Rakes. At this point Amelie has decided to complete her band with a drummer, Dmitri, a bassist, Tamlin and a keyboardist, Lee, while Amelie stills play the guitar (since she hasn't found a guitarist yet... they're still searching if you readers can help?!?! This could be your big break!)...

Here's the interview... I hope you guys enjoy... and I'll have the song up asap!

Interview with Noise For The Passive:

Patch: Well hello there Amelie! This interview has been a long time in the making! Sorry about that... how's this week been treating you?


Amelie: Er, this week's been quite mixed actually! On Thursday we played a gig at Shoreditch's Old Blue Last for a band called Trafalgar's single launch....many old friends came down and the atmosphere was superb. Had a weekend in, with the exception of Sunday...and planning to go to the studio Wednesday....


Patch:That sounds rather interesting. More interesting than my week anyway. So tell the people a little more about how Noise For The Passive came together... bit of a happy accident yeah? I know the origin can be traced back Justin Anderson (who was in Mains Ignition with Adam Ficek of Babyshambles)...


Amelie: I used to go into the studio quite a bit with Justin.....not to do work, just to listen in on other people's rehearsals or tracks he was working on, then one day (round about this time last year) we thought it might be a good idea to maybe try and write some stuff together.....Things went well and I recruited a few more band members to play live gigs....


Patch:Funny how fucking about usually yields the most interesting results. It's when you're trying hard that getting it right that it gets really confusing! I don't know if you're familiar with Crystal Castles but their biggest song (arguably; called "Alice Practice") came from they guy in the group just taping some levels of the girl from the band singing. Maybe you guys should get together! Trust me that would be an awesome idea... if you want I'll send them an email on your behalf lol...


Amelie: That would be nice....always interested in working with new people...


Patch:Anyway back to more important things. So once your song writing talent was recognized, you decided to have at it an really put some time into writing songs and being in a band. What moment sticks out for you as being the defining moment where you said "putting all this effort in was worth it"?

Amelie: There hasn't been one yet..... but we know if we keep on putting the effort in we'll get somewhere bigger and better than where we are now.


Patch:That's awesome. Being in a band isn't easy (unless you're getting boatloads for it) but it certainly is rewarding. When you guys write songs do you throw ideas around or do you most of the song writing?


Amelie: It really depends....it really does. There is one song I did write and produce by myself on the laptop but otherwise me and justin sit around in the studio throwing ideas around that eventually make a song....


Patch:This is a bit of a boring question but I still like to ask it... what are your bands biggest influences (this can be television, film, theatre, cereal, whatever is clever)...


Amelie: To be honest I don't think there's any particular material influence, but for me it was just a matter of environment and soaking up the good times. To round it up, life is my only and largest influence.


Patch:I see I see. Interesting. So how long (or rather how soon) til we see a full length out of you bunch?


Amelie: Not too sure...it depends....we still need a keyboardist....but things are sppeding up...


Patch:Ok here's the fun bit where you tell us all where we can pick up your singles, merch, etc and where we can see you playing, and/or where we can check out more about the band... go on then!


Amelie: Everything is done via the myspace for now.....but gigs are generally in london at the moment, our next one is in lewisham (south london) on thursday the 11th. otherwise you'll find me in person at the griffin in shoreditch....i go there too much....


Patch:Fantastic. Quite the pleasure getting to interview you and make sure you stay in touch! We'll be keeping an eye on your progress so we can brag later when you get a top twenty single :)


Amelie: why thank you.....we'll keep you informed, was a pleasure being interviewed.

And that's that for the moment... go check out "Gone" over at their Myspace
in the meantime...

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