Thanks to Sam for answering these questions:
What can we expect to see from Kitsch over the next year?
Completion of our next album and all that comes with releasing an album.
Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?
Being repetitively exposed to the bands in the immediate local scene, often makes them my favourite’s by default.
What will Kitsch's next release be?
Our fourth album.
How do you come up with your lyrics?
Good question. Almost always it's whilst I'm playing guitar, experimenting, and as guitar parts develop a vocal melody often stumbles or mumbles out. Then my brain clutches at whatever is available. No matter how vague or broad there is usually something in there, whether it be imaginative, possibly TV or media based or something that had left emotional resonance within. I attempt to add a poetic touch or flare. And I usually settle on a basic melody and flesh out the rest later (sometimes in the final days/hours/minutes before recording it).
Who would you most like to support live?
Metallica. Not that we are suitable to open for them.
What can you never leave home without?
How do you describe your music?
What is your favourite NZ venue?
There can never be just one so...
What is the best part of being a musician?
Creating works of art and the camaraderie with peers.
What is in your CD collection at home?
I honestly don't think I have one.
What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?
It's too graphic to divulge.
What is your favourite place in NZ to be?
On a rugged West Coast beach, I'm not fussy. Bethalls Beach in Auckland was amazing yesterday.
What inspired you to start Kitsch?
The other talented musicians needed a singer. I often wonder if they regret asking me.
On the cusp of their 15th year KITSCH embark on yet another journey through the sonic landscape of Pop Rock. The outcome: 'Destroy The Lines' E.P.
With an album project underway, KITSCH ignite the fire by releasing a selection of their freshest material available in digital format only.
Recorded at Studio 203 with longtime friend, engineer and producer Andrew Buckton, Destroy the Lines sees KITSCH mature further as songwriters, taking the KITSCH signature sound to new and previously undiscovered depths.