SouryaApril 24th, 2009 | Posted in electronic, exclusive, indie
Are Parisian group Sourya the new electro indie masters or the new stars of synth pop? Check out for yourself, new album “Anatomy Domine” out now, and interview below!
Hello, what’s goin’ on in Sourya’s world right now?
Our new single is out these days. It’s called Anatomy Domine, and we have been told that it was the perfect synthesis between daft punk and brian wilson.
You should buy it right now. so that one day you will be able to say “yeah they suck now. but seriously there first records were not that bad”…
We are also moving forward, writing new songs, and trying to improve our production techniques. writing joyful songs with very dark lyrics is our daily job.
What are you currently listening to? What are your all-time Top 10 albums?
- Radiohead – Kid A
- The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
- Portishead – Dummy
- Massive Attack – Blue Lines
- Marvin Gaye – What’s going on
- Wu Tang Clan, Enter the WuTang (36 chambers)
- Chemical Brothers – Surrender
- Daft Punk – Homework
- Primal Scream – Screamadelica
- suede – dog man star
How is the scene in Paris at the moment? Any good new bands to look after?
Someone said that the parisian scene acted like a prism…from which side? rainbow to white or white turning into rainbow?
Seriously, The Agency is brilliant. Chateau Marmont, Koko Van Nappo, Mondkopf, Nelson as well. There is a few other good ones too. but most of the bands are just made of wankers that know more about fashion than music.
How and when did Sourya start?
We drinked together for many years, and one day we decided to start a band.
How do you define your sound?
This is for the ones who like to move their feet to melancholic music, you know like recession rage but placed in songs so it won’t hurt anyone
Influences and family?
Coo: We’ve got a nineties background. we were all into oasis, radiohead, portishead, bjork, stone roses, primal scream … we grew up with that. we had our first bellyaches at that time.
now we are mostly listening to american hip-hop, german electronic, and ethnic musics (Nono is the black drummer with blond hair and blue eyes).
To summarize, could be anything as long as there is a strange chord progression with a simple melody, driven by syncopated drum beats, at least that’s what we’re trying to do.
You will release your first album in a difficult moment for the music industry: does it affect you? How do you see the future of this industry?
Coo: sure it affects. the first thing is that the album should be on the market for ages. but that’s a pain to find anyone that want to take a bet on you today. especially in this country.
But we will not give up the fight
Is it easier to be in a band now with the access to a cheaper and more effective technology?
Definetely more interesting to be in a band right now, i hope the future of this industry would still be based and centered on music (Fear of the future quote of the day)
Digital or Physical, is there a place for both?
Not sure there is still a place for CDs. Digital is already the media used by the masses to listen to music. Streaming on demand is the future for sure. When you’ll be able to stream whatever you want on phone, well… why would you need to own music ?
Except for Rudy, He is still buying CDs. He bought Snoop Dogg’s best of at the supermarket last week…
How important is the internet for you as a band? Is it something you are into or you don’t give a fuck?
Internet is a key factor. we have myspace, facebook, blog, twitter. the full monthy man. we just lack the webTV. but we are working on that right now. DIY and fuck the industry.
We are in a world with a lot of different models on the net (free streaming, digital stores, mobile, etc…): what kind of service should be brought to the table? As an artist, what would be the perfect online service?
The perfect online service would a webpage where you explain your taste in music, and boom a computer computes all that and it gives you your own song for yourself.
On top of that, if it could be possible to order food and drink in the meantime, it would be perfect.
Where do you see this whole internet thing going?
It’s a big non sense. it will never work.
Anything to add?
coo: can i plug my USB Hard Drive in your server for a few minutes ?
sou: can you get me a sponsor from repetto?
rud: have a nice day and enjoy our music. thank you, merci beaucoup. baguette.