Friday, 20 May 2011
Indietracks interview #6: Zipper
Today we're chatting to Spanish indiepop heroes Zipper!
Zipper hail from Madrid and play beautiful indiepop songs with a little bit of punk. They sing in both in English and Spanish. Their debut album "11" was released in 2008 by Discos Liliput (Madrid), and this was followed by a series of excellent singles on indiepop labels from around the world: "Last chance for Friday's badge" (Bubblegum Records, Glasgow), "Incredible visions in Moscow" (Cloudberry Records, Miami) and "New adventures in Pop" (Elefant Records, Madrid) . They've also appeared on compilations for WeePop! Records (UK) and Aplasta tus gafas de pasta (Madrid).
As well as playing shows across Spain, the band has played at the first London Popfest, at a previous Indietracks in 2009 and at the first Let's Kiss And Make Up festival in Berlin.
Hi Zipper, tell us a little bit about yourselves
We're three, David, Maria and Oscar. We love C-86 bands and play some kind of twee-pop-punk songs which we enjoy a lot. We've been together for many years now and we perfectly know each other's virtues and defects so we get along fine and try to do the best we can.
Indietracks is a pretty unusual festival, what with the steam trains and everything. Have you played anywhere else unusual in the past?
We're not very used to play acoustically, but we had to play two accoustic songs for a video recorded in Carnaby Street (London). It was very funny playing and singing out load while we were walking along the street with everybody looking at us and with two cameras recording us.
You can watch the video here:
Zipper in Carnaby Street (2 March 2009) from lafonoteca.net on Vimeo.
Do you have any exciting plans for the rest of the year? Apart from playing at Indietracks, we're going to play in Spain at the Contempopranea Festival and in December at the Glasgow Popfest, where we finally weren't able to play last year due to the snow and an air traffic controllers strike - we're very exited about having another chance this year.
What music are you enjoying at the moment?
The Garlands, Tesco Chainstore Mascara, Betty and the Werewolves.
Do you have any surprises planned for the Indietracks festival?
We'll try not to make any mistakes while we play....
What attracted you to play the Indietracks festival?
This is the best festival ever.
Aw, thanks! Who are you most looking forward to seeing at the Indietracks festival, and why?
The Garlands, who we haven't seen live yet and we really love them; and The Bumblebees, who we've played with them before three years ago and then we thought that they were very promising so we want to see what they have turned into.