Thursday, 15 January 2015

Katalina Kicks Q&A

Katalina Kicks.

Where are you from?
London, UK.

How would you describe yourselves?
Jase: Quite handsome, but a little rough around the edges. Oh the band!! Raw, energetic, passionate and exciting.
Ian: Yeah we’re definitely all those four.
Nadia: We are fun, funny, and the boys in particular are dirty!
Ian: Dirty? And Nadia is the puritanical saint of all things clean........

Who are your main influences musically?
Jase: Punk rock bands like The Stooges, The Hives, Nirvana, The Clash and loving the new band on the scene Royal Blood.
Harry: The Beatles, The Stooges, Stone Roses and The Sonics.
Nadia: Alice in Chains, Tears for Fears, Silverchair, and at the moment mainly Mazzy Star, and Brazilian rock artist Pitty.
Ian: I’m very much into Nirvana, The Hives, The Misfits, The Stones, The Smashing Pumpkins, QOTSA and The Kinks. Also love a bit of T Rex.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Harry: The music getting heard!
Ian: Yeah definitely – it’s great to play as much as we can and then write and record like crazy.
Jase: World domination!!! Mmuuuuhhhhhaaaa joking aside we're all focused on recording our new album and playing the new tracks live it's going to be a very exciting 2015. Our hopes are to connect with a bigger and worldwide audience.
Nadia: I hope people out there will identify themselves with our music and the message behind it.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Harry: All the recording we’ve done.
Ian: I loved touring in the States and Canada and also in the UK – we had some great times. Also playing the London venue Koko was immense – massive crowd that went nuts! Recording our second album was also a huge achievement, as we went through so many band member changes, so it was a real labour of love - and good closure at the same time.
Nadia: Getting picked to join Katalina Kicks has been the highlight of my career and my life so far, because I always wanted to play music - and playing a gig two weeks later!

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Harry: I’ve already forgotten it!
Jase: Nappy gate - enough said!!
Ian: All the hassle around band member changes a couple of years ago.
Nadia: I don’t want to forget any moment in particular, they are probably the ones that define you and makes you stronger - but of course you don’t want to go to these memories too often.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Nadia: I Want the World and Forever Young are great songs that define us, but I’m gonna pick Fixed Up because I LOVE IT! It makes me get up on my feet and start dancing and head banging in my room!
Harry: I Want the World. It’s heavy in places, melodic and trippy in parts.
Ian: I’m really into playing a crazy punk track called Fixed Up from our second album - it's just raw and energetic. But I also love National Hero too, which has the same quality.
Jase: Currently I would say Forever Young due to its power and grace. It’s a track that always pumps the band and the crowd - it has its highs and gets faster at the end and really pushes the energy levels at gigs.

Where can we listen to it?
Jase: has all the links to our music and so does our Soundcloud here
Also check out the video to Forever Young here:

Where can we find out more about your music?
Jase: We have our music all over the Internet: iTunes, sound cloud, spotify.
Nadia: We are gonna upload a video soon where Ian talks about each song and lyrics from Dirt!!! Exciting!!! Keep an eye on our social media for that too!!!!

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