Earlier in August the three guys from Kissaway Trail released their 3rd Studio album ‘ Breach ‘. An Album where it more than ever seems like the boys have found themselves. The album was met with rave reviews from all over the world where also Sound of Aarhus awarded 4/5 stars for a superb album!
In near future they will visit Aarhus when they attend the stage at Radar on 18/10. We have had a chat with the boys before they visit our small town. A talk about everything from rituals over strange demands and difficult song writing!
[chat question=”What has been your best musical experience?“]
Søren: Definitely when we were on tour with Editors for several months. We played for a huge audience almost every day. It made us grow as a band and it was here we realized what it really meant to be on tour. It made us a stronger live band, taught us a lot, A lot we still use to this day.
[chat question=”Do you have any special rituals before you go on stage we can hear about?“]
Hasse: We look each other in the eyes and give a thumb-hug!
[chat question=”What is the wildest place you’ve ever played and why?“]
Thomas: We have gradually played a lot of crazy places. Lollapalooza, Brixton Academy, Royal Festival Hall, Hyde Park and of course Roskilde Festival. But I think my wildest experience was when we played for 15,000 people in Prague. My mother and stepfather were standing in the crowd. It meant a lot to me to share the experience with them.
[chat question=”What is the strangest requirement you’ve ever asked before a concert?“]
Søren: It was probably when we had our “tambourine guy” Frank (aka Red Frank) with us on tour in the U.S. We told the cameramen that it was important that if they filmed him, they could not include anything red on the video … then they should at least make it black and white. The end result was that you could only see from his shoes and up to his knees on their film.
[chat question=”Who is the most vain of you before a concert?“]
Hasse: Without a doubt Søren. Before going on stage, he always asks everyone which t -shirt or shirt to wear!
[chat question=”Which song was definitely the most difficult to write?“]
Thomas: It must be “Nørrebro”. It was finished the day before It was supposed to be mixed in the U.S. It is a mix melted together of a 6-7 year old text and melody with a new riff. It took me about a year to figure out that the two things work well together.
[chat question=”If there should be a future feature, who would you work with?“]
Søren: We should have Thurtson Moore (Sonic Youth red.) with us on stage in our song “So Sorry” and at the end he should step up with his Jazzmaster and help to finish the song in an inferno of noise.
[chat question=”In addition to stage performances, what is the coolest thing about being a musician?“]
Hasse: The fact that you can use every day on something that comes from within. It is good and evil, but stimulating in a very strong way.
[chat question=”Besides music, what do you spend your time doing?“]
Thomas: Hasse plays a lot with Christian Hjelm. Søren live on Fyn. I myself spend a lot of time on visual things like cover art, videos, merchandise etc. In addition we have family, girlfriends and friends we try to spend as much time with as possible.
[chat question=”If you were allowed to go back and change only one thing – what would you change?“]
Søren: Then we should have been better at solving the problems we had in the band so it would not have ended up with a break for 1 1/2 years before we fought ourselves up again and made ”Breach”.
[chat question=”Which upcoming band has as you see it a great future up ahead?“]
Hasse: “The Late Great Fitzcarraldos”, Tobias Buch Andersen sings like an angel.
[chat question=”Finally, What can people expect before your performance at Radar in Aarhus?“]
Thomas: Denmark’s only true rock ‘n’ roll band on, off and behind the stage.
Remember to go see them perform live at Radar on 18.10.2013 – Event available here!