This week the Bleach The Sky band is our guest on the remixmonsta blog. We mainly sat down for an interview on the purpose of their latest remix by Joe Sheriff we published this week, but we hit more generic questions along the way about their future plans as well.
When did you start making music? What was your main motivation?
We first started playing together in 2018. All of us kind of come from different musical backgrounds but even at our first rehearsal everything just seemed to gel. So the foundation kind of seemed there from the start. The original idea was to perform covers of some of our favorite 90's bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Bush, Nirvana, STP, etc., but once we started sharing original music with each other the rest was history.
Which part do you enjoy the most during the creation process?
Generally speaking we have a rhythm guitar part and a bass line from the beginning. Everyone comes with ideas and we always seem to be moving in the same direction in terms of what we want the final product to sound like. The part that's the best is playing the song all the way through after the lead guitar melody, bass fills, and vocals are added in. It's a great feeling; and this is something that most musicians have when it just seems to click and it feels right. For this track obviously the process was quite different as Joe is in London and he'd send us his latest mix and we'd go back and forth with notes. He essentially took the vocals from the original song and just built something completely new around it.
What do you like most in Joe Sheriff's remix? Why did you choose him to create the remix of your Acid Girl track?
There are so many things to like about this remix. He really captured the dreamy, atmospheric, and moody tone of the original track in such a great way. We love the future bass sound that he went for and hearing the outro with the haunting piano in the background gave it an almost Linkin Park-type vibe. We loved that. We stumbled upon Joe's work through an online 3rd party service that connects musicians with each other and we were impressed with his stuff. It was a really easy process.
Is there something currently in the making? Can you tell us more about it?
We're currently working on our debut EP, coincidentally (but tentatively) titled "Acid Girl". The EP contains improved mixes of our singles as well as a couple new tracks. We're also gearing up to release this remix on Spotify and Apple Music as a single.
What are you future plans in let's say 3-5 years ahead?
It's hard to think that far ahead but the goal is to keep making music and hopefully get an opportunity to tour outside of the Boston area.