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  • Interview with Hope and Colm from San Francisco Examiner September 24, 2009:

    Are you two a couple, boyfriend and girlfriend?
    Sandoval: Of course we're a couple. We're together now, aren't we? And Colm's a boy, he's my friend and I'm a girl. We're best friends and we live together. But it's a very big house.
    O'Ciosoig: Uhhh ... the answer's no.

    How do you disappear so well into the Bay Area? No one's seen you for eight years.
    Sandoval: Well, we went to L.A. for two years. And we had a blast. We didn't want to go at all, we thought we'd be miserable. But we ended up having so much fun there. We moved into a really amazing new house and we had parties, parties every weekend, with old friends popping in all the time. For some reason, everybody wanted to hang out with us. But here [in Berkeley], I stay home a lot. Colm goes out more often, but I really like staying in.

    How did you know it was finally time to record again?
    Sandoval: We thought we had this album a year ago, but it was missing certain ingredients. But we had time to really think about it, because Colm went back out on tour with Kevin [Shields, of My Bloody Valentine].
    O'Ciosoig: Like when you're making a meal, and you taste it and there's that one ingredient that's not there. And when you finally add that extra ingredient, it makes it whole. So me going on tour gave us time to really digest it and add all the right things.

    Out of all the artists I've interviewed over the years, you, by far, are always the quietest.
    Sandoval: But I'm not quiet! Not really! I swear!



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September 17, 2009

  • Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions kick off their 2009 tour tomorrow night in Santa Cruz, CA at the Brookdale Lodge!

    If you attend any shows in 2009, feel free to send in reviews and photos from the shows (contact form here or email to Colin ...at... HopeSandoval.com). They will be added to the 2009 Tour page.

    Hope's new album, Through The Devil Softly, will be released September 29, 2009! [ iTunes ... Amazon CD/MP3 ... Vinyl ... Amazon UK ]

  • Short interview with Hope from Straight.com:

    About Colm Ó Cíosóig: "We met about 12 years ago in London and we knew each other's music, but we had never met. I wanted to work with him, and that's what happened. He moved out to California and we just started to hang out and play music together. He takes on whatever role he feels like taking on. He started to play guitar in the past few years, and on the new record he plays a lot more guitar. He's the type of musician, he'll just pick up an instrument and he'll learn it in a few weeks, and in a few months he'll know it really well. He plays bass, he plays keyboards, he plays guitar, he sings. He's always been creative, and he's always played music, but I think now it's a little more organic."

    About playing live shows: "It's not so much that I don't enjoy playing live -- that's one of the best parts of playing music -- it's that it's nerve-racking with 300, 500 people watching. That's a normal reaction. I would imagine anybody would feel that way."

  • More photographs from Luz Gallardo:



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September 10, 2009

  • Venue for Chicago show is back to TBA...

  • Hope will appear on Massive Attack's new album (no title yet), due to be released in February 2010. Paste Magazine recently interviewed Daddy G:

    What about Tunde from TV on the Radio? How did you hook up with him?
    Well we knew [TV on the Radio guitarist/producer] Dave [Sitek] originally and we went over to see him in New York to do some original demo work with us on our album. And we got to know Tunde through Dave. Good god, I missed out on Hope Sandoval. Yeah, we've done two tracks with her as well.

    How did that come together?
    It was more of an electronic thing, you know? We sort of made contact with her, sent her the track, she loved the track, sent it back to us. We loved what she did and we worked from there really. A trans-Atlantic communication thing, you know? Not a studio-based thing.

  • More photographs from Luz Gallardo: Hope, Colm with Charles Cullen from Dirt Blue Gene:



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