Interview: My Drunken Haze

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My Drunken Haze
is a band coming from AthensGreece that sound really up-and-coming! Both their first two releases, the E.P. «Pleasing Illusions» and the single «Gambling Woman/Why Don’t Motherfuckers Dance» are placed among stimulating psych/garage, purifying psychedelic and raw rock ‘n’ roll tunes of the 50s and the 60s. They comprise Spir Frelini (Guitar, Bass, Organ, Lyrics), Matina Sous Peau (Vocals, Organ, Tambourine), Harry Kane (Electric Guitar, Organ, Tambourine), G.(Bass) and Nick Zouras (Drums).

Let’s unfold the mysterious and explosive Drunken Haze by the words of Mr. Spir Frelini.

LSD: How did you come together?

SPIR FRELINI: We came together through our common love in the 60’s and the need of expression for a different kind of music in Greece, and mainly because we had seen Dig! (The Brian Jonestwon Massacre and dandy warhold documentary) with Harry Eugene Kane about 11 times.

LSD: What are your main influences?

SPIR FRELINI:  The 60’s, Brian Jonestown Massacre,Ennio Morricone, Bruno nicolai, Shangri- las, Gandalf, Serge Gainsbourg, Francoise Hardy, Broadcast, The Black Angels, Velvet Underground, The Byrds, Still Corners, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Spacemen 3 and many many many more…

LSD: When did you start to make to make music?

SPIR FRELINI: I had begun to compose and write some songs in 2010 (when My Drunken Haze had started as a group by me and a girl). The other members in the band are playing music for years now.

LSD: What kind of music do you enjoy listening to lately?

SPIR FRELINI: Lately I’m listening to the Allah-Las, the new record of Black Angels , Tara King Th., Peter Sound Orchestra, Janko Nilovic, Ian Skelly, The Growlers and many other various psychedelic stuff from the 60’s and nowadays. It’s so many out there you know.

LSD: Top 4 favorite bands/musicians

SPIR FRELINI: Hmmm that’s tough, but if I had to choose that would be

The Doors, The Byrds, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Broadcast.

LSD: Is there any secret message in your music?

SPIR FRELINI: No there are no secret messages, just imaginary situations influenced by Giallo films and personal experiences.

LSD: If you made a cover of a song, which would it be and why?

SPIR FRELINI: We have already made many covers, but if it was a new one, I would like to cover ‘The Shangri-Las – I can never go home anymore’.

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