29/03/2007

Ferns

ferns

Ferns : On Botany (Fruit Records)

 

Long time foreseen, never forgotten, Ferns’ "firstest debut" album knocks at our doors and it was about time…A really arty object actually, with a piece of golf course glued on top! The Malaysians already have good press in their home country and there is no reason for the rest of the planet to snub them! A bit like the Pale Saints, but without any noisy side, they’re Masters in ethereal and atmospheric pop with superbly “strumming” guitars and angelic male vocals. Let’s initiate a dialogue with them:

 

 

All this greenery ! Is "Ferns" an ecologist band ?

We're not ecologists by any stretch of the imagination, just mere city-folks who have a keen appreciation for foliage.

 

But are you sure this charming "On Botany" packaging is 100% biodegradable ?

You know how they say you should stare at the colour green from time to time, to soothe your eyes? Well, the packaging's meant to do that for you. We did try planting real grass seedlings on the cover but figured that waiting a month for the darn things to sprout would be too much for most people!

 

Warren's voice is very aerial, almost unreal, is he human ?

Oh he seems human, alright. Except for the green thumb. So we surmise he's at least 85% human and 15% venus flytrap. You'd be surprised to learn that he was also responsible for lots of unearthly growling noises when he was fronting his old metal band.

 

fernsgroupFind the venus flytrap !

 

Why has the release of the album been so many times delayed ?

Life got in the way. Juggling day-jobs is no easy thing, but making music is sometimes the only thing that keeps us sane. Plus it gives us something to do on weekends :)


How do you see the recent Asian infatuation with twee & guitar pop in countries like Hong Kong, Indonesia or Singapore ? Shall I include Malaysia ?

To be honest, we're probably the only band in Malaysia who sound like we do. It's not that we're altogether twee - we love the music just as much as anyone else - but most we try to incorporate bits n pieces of other types of music (dream/power pop, folk, country) + a small dose of imagination and ambition. But no matter how you label it, good pop music is plain good music. It's dear to our hearts and we hope to spread the word here in our home country.


Are you interested in touring European countries ?
We're very interested in touring Europe, though it's really difficult for Asian bands to break in due to monetary constraints. We hope to change that, though. We'll keep the dream alive as long as we can strum/plonk/bang the guitar/piano/drums…

 

Big thanks to Ferns and Isman

 

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Great band and an interesting interview ! I really love Ferns. Cheers !
Manuel

Écrit par : 360° de Separacion | 30/03/2007

Excellent band, perfect music!! Thanks
(& excellent blog ;) )

Écrit par : Jéjéjé | 05/04/2007

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