Sunday, 17 August 2014

LOVELY: An exclusive feature on Buenos Aires-based band Original Artyfacts!

Original Artyfacts are an exciting new band from Buenos Aires, Argentina. There sound is somewhere between the British Invasion bands of the 60s and the jangle pop sound of the late 80s/early 90s.
In the feature below we catch up with the band and also give a review of their debut single "Lovely" which is backed up with two brilliant b-sides.
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Hi guys, thank you for taking the time to chat to us. The first question we always ask to artists is what your first musical memory is and what records were on around the house when you were younger?
Pablo: "My first musical memory is with a Beatles song, I heard it in a CD that came with a computer’s magazine. I really liked all the classic bands when I was younger, I used to listen to Nirvana’s 'In Utero' at a really high volume."
Nico Z: "I remember listening to 'Under My Thumb' on the radio in my dad's car. I was about eight years old and had never heard anything like it. Since that day I fell deeply in love with The Rolling Stones. Also, I remember listening for hours to the Creedence Clearwater Revival records of my dad."
You are a young band from Buenos Aires. How did the band begin?
Pablo: "Nahuel, Nico Z and Pablo started playing songs after their previous bands broke up and then Nico F joined and in mid 2013 we played our first show as the Original Artyfacts."
Where did the name Original Artyfacts come from?
Nico Z: "It comes from one of the compilation album 'Nuggets: Original Artyfacts' from the first psychedelic era, which was a great influence in shaping the band's sound."
How would you describe your sound?
Pablo: "Like the caress of a wave through a kaleidoscope of colours."
There seems to be quite a few good bands coming out of South America at the moment; very British-sounding bands. Is that a fair reflection of the music scene there at the moment?
Nico Z: "There’s a big independent music scene in South America which takes a lot of the US and UK sounds. Specially in Buenos Aires; the Brit-sound has always been present but there’s a great mix of genres."
You have recently released your debut single, entitled “Lovely”; a very jangly, catchy number. What is this track about and what influenced it?
Pablo: "This track is a simple pop song in the way of boy leaves girl/boy wants the girl back/the girl has a boyfriend kind of scene. In it’s conception we tried to make a good song for a single of the likes of “Be My Baby” from The Ronettes but in a modern key. It’s a sincere song and we think anyone can sympathize."

What does the rest of 2014 hold for Original Artyfacts?

Nico Z: "We hope to play a lot of shows and that our music reaches more and more people. Also we want to release another single."

Final question – who would be in your dream supergroup?

Pablo: "It’s difficult, but we all love Lennon, James Jamerson could pick up the bass, John Bonham on drums and Keith Richards I guess. Ray Manzarek could join too. Backing vocals by The Miracles."


Favourite Beatle?

Nico Z: "Stu Sutcliffe."

Nico F: "Ringo."

Pablo: "John."

Favourite band?

Nico Z: "The Gun Club."

Nico F: "The Velvet Underground."

Pablo: "The Velvet Underground."

Favourite new band?

Nico Z: "The Octocats."

Nico F: "Santos Wussies."

Pablo: "Fat Dojo."

Favourite song?

Nico Z: "Can't Stand The Pain by The Pretty Things."

Nico F: "Know Your Onion! The Shins."

Pablo: "Be My Baby, The Ronettes."

Favourite album?

Pablo: "Transformer by Lou Reed."

Nico F: "Night Falls Over Kortedala, Jens Lekman."

Nico Z: "The Complete 1961 Village Recordings, by John Coltrane."

Vinyl, CD or download?

Nico Z: "Vinyl."

Nico F: "Vinyl."

Pablo: "Vinyl."

When you press shuffle on your iPod, what is the first track that comes on?

Nico Z: "In the last weeks, a lost forgotten gem by James & Bobby Purify: You Can't Keep A Good Man Down."

Style icon?

Nico F: "Elvis."

Favourite film?

Nico Z: "At this moment, Das Boot (the director's cut of 210 minutes) by Wolfgang Petersen."

Nico F: "Annie Hall."

Pablo: "Mean Streets."

Favourite TV show?

Nico F: "The Sopranos."

Nico Z: "Cosmos, the old and new version."

Pablo: "I'm watching Sons Of Anarchy."

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Pablo: "Morgan Freeman."

Nico F: "Bridgette Bardot (young)."

Nico Z: "Herve Villechaize."

Nahuel: "Bela Lugosi."

Favourite food?

Pablo: "Pizza."

Football team?

Pablo: "Independiente."

Nico F: "Boca."

Nico Z: "Lanus."

Nahuel: "Boca."



Original Artyfacts debut single is first class. Entitled "Lovely" it demonstrates just what this band are capable of. The track is a tale of break up and heartache set to the backdrop of jangly, upbeat instrumentation - the perfect juxtaposition. All in all, it is extremely catchy.

The b-sides too are first rate. "Record Store" is quite simply sensational and is the most catchy out of the three tunes and "Radios" is slightly for sinister but equally as brilliant.

This single is one that you must get your hands on and is free from their Bandcamp page so there's no excuses!

All photographs are taken from the official Facebook page of Original Artyfacts.

"Lovely" is available now with 2 b-sides from the band's Bandcamp page!

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