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Kolektiv - Kolektiv Newsletter Interview

10 Apr 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists?

The Twitch, dDub, salmonella Dub, Rodger Mannins hip flask, Pluto, the D4, MISSING TEETH, Shihad, Fat Freddy's, Trinity Roots, Dave Dobyn, the Finns,Rhombus, Farmer Pimp, Kora, Sola Rosa and many many more... (find more information on all of these on muzic.net.nz!)

What is your favourite NZ venue?

The London Bar, anywhere where there is great music and good times to be had.

What is the best thing about being in Kolektiv?

The ever present groove and the freedom. About 70% of our set is improvised, so the audience is hearing something different everytime.

What is the best live gig you have ever been to?

Iggy and the stooges BDO 06 = NOFX at the powerstation 00 = Bob Brozman at the classic 03

Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

In a huge tour bus with a big rack of guitars and piles of crappy sweat-shop produced Kolektiv merchandise. Na, we just really want to get our music out there to as many people as possible nationally, and maybe one day outside of NZ too. Just p laying great tunes with great people.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

ten dollar text

What rumour would you like to start about yourselves?

That David Hasselhoff rates us as his favourite band

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Confidence. 'Its not about what you play its the look in your eye when you do it'. Be persistent and keep learning, keep learning about music and keep learning about the industry. Keep varying the music you listen to and the people you play with.

Special thanks to Diane for providing the answers.

About Kolektiv

Formerly known as the Tokyo Plumbers, Kolektiv was formed when former Orewa College students Jack, Diane and Brad started jamming together at the end of 2004 for a locksmith company's Christmas function.

Liking what they heard, they began practicing regularly and slowly their style evolved from jazz standards to a more funky reggae/dub style.

There was only so much the band could do without a bassist, so they enlisted the help of uni mate Julian and Kolektiv was born. After a time, guitarist Gene joined the line-up making it what it is today.

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