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Fast Five: Stand Up Against Heart Crime



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

We all met through common friends and stuff.. Some of us before…some of us for just a couple of years now.  I started it because I had nobody to play with at the time I was in London and had some curiosity on keyboards. Arnau Obiols and Miky Mestres had been living there too but had gone to Barcelona in order to complete other projects so I had to follow them a year after in order to release this one project. Jordi Moraleda had been involved since before we went to London anyway… but on and off.. and then we found Borja V Conde at a Plastico night were we often Dj. Same with Adex Izquierdo, we watched his gigs, we liked his sound and wanted to play with him. We just wanted to play with each other really. Stand Up Against Heart Crime came up to my mind when I saw this anti-knife campaign Stand Up Against Knife Crime. Goes after whatever that makes you suffer. That’s the Heart Crime.

How would you describe your music?

It’s obscure and delicate, it’s emotional and pessimist, perhaps hypnotic, a little sexual sometimes.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

We’ve been playing loads and making some new tunes towards the next release. I don’t know dates yet but we are getting there. We’ve just played Primavera Club and hung out with Toy and Ariel pink…(happy) We will continue playing loads and also yes… this new thing we’re working on.  A video might come up as well.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

It’d be very cool to jam with Todd Terje or Kindness… Aeroplane… John Talabot… It’d be cool to sing and play for and with a DJ or electronica based project… playing over perfectly crafted electronica.. That would feel good.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album? 

I’d personally take a compilation by different musicians so I don’t get bored. I’d be probably downtempo.. perhaps some chilled out surfer tunes for a desert island. 10 to 15 songs… I’d do it in my laptop before departure….!


(Answers by Josep)