So a few days ago I interviewed an amazing band from Australia called The Electro Kid. They have a lot of fresh beats and catchy lyrics that you just can’t help but sing along to. Here is the interview I did with him.
Q: So, what is the history behind The Electro Kid?
A: Well, it all started in January 2010, from there it has just gradually progressed, starting to gain more attention online and stuff. 2011 has been pretty big for us and we see it as the beginning of something good.
Q: I see that you finished the ep. Are you excited about it?
A: Yeah, Drove for 3 hours, got really lost along the way, but finally made it to our friends house, we tracked 3 songs for the EP which should be released for free very soon. Really excited about it because it has a little bit of a different sound to our single ‘For Yourself’, the new songs involve a lot more guitar whilst still having the core synths. Stoked to have new music out soon for the people who have supported us.
Q: Well, I for one am excited to hear the new songs and I know your fans must be as well. I really liked ‘For Yourself’. What are some of your musical influences?
A: Thank you. I’m glad you liked it. My main musical influence is The Ready Set, Jordan’s music is just really catchy and i look up to him a lot. I like a lot of different musical genres and in some way shape or form I’m sure everything I listen to influences certain parts of my music.
Q: What drives you to make music? Like, What is your inspiration and where do you come up with the beats and such?
A: The main reason is the fact that I just love making music, I love creating it, promoting it, doing all the design work; basically anything involved with building TEK up. MY inspirations come from life, thing I see, things that happen to me, situations I’ve been in or even situations I’ve seen. The beats just start off with a synth or something that I figure out on my keyboard and then I build it up layer by layer from there.
Q: What genre would you say your band fits into?
A: Well, for, For Yourself it is Pop or Electro Pop. But this new EP is a bit more Power Pop or Electro Pop Rock haha, lots of genres.
Q: What is a way for new fans to get your songs?
A: I have the single on iTunes. And there will be the new EP out for free very soon. All the links to download the EP for free will be posted on my Facebook and Twitter when it comes out.
Q: What are your top 5 song/albums for this year, that we should check out?
A:This year, my top 5 albums are, Breathe Carolina - Hell Is What You Make It, Stephen Jerzak - Miles And Miles, Set It Off - Horrible Kids, I See Stars - End of The World Party, and These Kids Wear Crowns- JumpStart.
Q: Any last words for people who are diehard fans and for those who are just discovering your music?
A: Thank you so much for the support, stay up to date at twitter.com/theelectrokid or facebook.com/theelectrokid
Brand new EP soon.
Here are some fan questions.
Q: Have you seen skins UK ? did you like it.. why or why not?
A: Yes, I’ve seen every season of Skins UK, and I really liked it, it’s one of my favorite TV Shows.
Q: What made you want to get into the music business?
A: I just wanted to see if i could translate the feeling I got when i listened to music into my own creation and make people happy with that creation.
Q: If you were stranded on a deserted Island what are the five things you couldn’t live without?
A: I would need the obvious food and water, the other three things would be music, some form of musical instrument and a satellite phone to call for help and tell people I’m stranded.
Q: Do you listen to different genres of music when you’re song writing?
A: I do, I always listen to different musical genres to gain a broader range of musical knowledge and see what works in different songs to benefit my own song writing.
Q: Whats your favorite part about making music? :) & your least favorite?
A: My favorite thing is making people happy through my music.
I can honestly say there isn’t anything that I haven’t dislike about making music so far.
That concludes the first interview on UU&U. I really look forward to getting this bands new ep, and hopefully see them make it big. I wish The Electro Kid all the best. Good luck.