Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Interview with Sergio Stryker of The LIQS

3 piece band, fuzz, Japanese cars,90s wannabes, UFOs and government conspiracy.”  The words red, rag and bull come to mind.  And I wasn’t disappointed.  Liqs are from Chicago, Illinois, and if you haven’t met them before say hello to Esteban Miranda (Drums), /Nick Van Horn (Vocals and Guitar) and Sergio Stryker (Bass and brilliant surname).  Nothing For Me is a 2 track single and was released on the 6th January, and is their third release.  Both tracks are fuzz laden, much to my delight, but are quite different.  The title track is a kick in the face assault to the senses, with a rumbling bass and tight snare drum stopping the wailing feedback from tipping over the edge.  B Side Heartless, is a tighter affair, a more garage/psychedelic song than the A side, with a barrel load of reverb fighting for attention with the ever present fuzz. ( Source https://skipierage.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/liqs-nothing-for-me/)

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We have been good thank you, staying hidden indoor’s from this terrible Chicago winter

Can you tell us more about the story behind your track ¨Nothing For Me¨?

“Nothing For Me” was recorded last year around this time, it was a spur of the moment song we all wrote together, we also recorded the same night we wrote it.

Did any event in particular inspire the song?

“Nothing For Me” was inspired from dreaming and sleep

How was the film experience?

Our good friend Jordan Thomas made this music video for us, and it was a great time filming it. We just hung around drank some beer and filmed random stuff.

The single comes off your new album – any tentative title in mind?

No name for the album yet, but we got some ideas!

How was the recording and writing process?

It was quick and spontaneous, everything was thought out right in the moment; it was quite beautiful.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Lyric’s were written just with random lines and poems from Nick’s journal, the meaning is created from the listener.

What role does Sonic Youth plays in your music?

Sonic Youth plays a huge role in our music. We love noise and experimental music more then anything.

Any plans to hit the road?

We will be trying to tour as much as possible in 2016.

What else is happening next in LIQS´ world?

Just about to finish up this record, and we have been playing a ton of shows in Chicago , as well as working on some fun side projects. - (Source http://ventsmagazine.com/2016/01/19/interview-liqs/ )

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