I first made contact with São Paulo's Deafkids when their third album Metaprogramação was released through Neurot records. Recently, the experimental post-punk trio released Deafbrick, a collaboration with Petbrick (an experimental/electronic duo with none other than Iggor Cavalera in its line-up). Deafkids guitarist Douglas Leal and drummer Mariano de Melo were kind enough to take turns in answering my questions about how the collaboration came to pass, and what to expect from their upcoming tour with Oranssi Pazuzu.
Dreams of Consciousness: Hey guys, it's been over a year since our last interview. What have you been up to since then?
Mariano: Oh god, so much stuff! After that interview we released Metaprogramação, our third full-length, toured Europe with Rakta in support of both our collab 7'' and Metaprogramação. Afterwards, Jaz Coleman from Killing Joke came to Brazil to produce a still unreleased record for us. Right after, we went for our first U.S. tour in support of Neurosis with Bell Witch and a tour sharing stages with Big | Brave. After all that, we went to Europe again by the end of the year, where we played for the first time in places like Greece and Ireland, as well as having a quick stop in England to play some concerts, where we also recorded the Deafbrick album.
This year we were supposed to go to the U.S. to tour in support of Old Man Gloom and go back to Europe as well, but as we all know, things went sour very fast, and as such we're trying to adapt and understand. I'm in the countryside of São Paulo at my mom's house (I came to visit her before the tour, and in two weeks all plans were already cancelled, so I ended up staying), the guys are in the capital. I released my first solo album (as Sarine), Douglas is about to release a new collab album from his solo act Yantra together with Acavernus (Paula from Rakta) on LP... we're all trying to keep ourselves active in this meantime, as to keep from freaking out from isolation and the fucked up political and social situation of our country.
DoC: You have a new album out with the London-based duo Petbrick. How did it come about? What was the collaboration like - were the two bands ever in the studio together, or did you trade files back and forth from your respective locations?
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