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Kieran Cooper - Kieran Cooper Newsletter Interview

12 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
 

What can we expect to see from you over the next year?
More gigs. A little later on in the year the release of my second album 'Yes, No, Sincerely' and a music video, then I'll get some touring in to promote the album.

What will your next release be?
'Yes, No, Sincerely' is my second solo album and is more organic sounding than the first. My first album was kinda schizophrenic. I'm looking forward to releasing this one, probably around October at this stage.

Who would you most like to support live?
There are lots of awesome NZ artists I'd like to support, especially with my band Kasium, but for solo gigs I couldnt imagine anything better than gigging with Kristin Hersh. She's truely amazing.

How do you describe your music?
A mix of some of the music I love to listen to at the moment. Plus, I'm not really a 'good' singer, I have a strange voice and I think that adds something. I really like hearing that 'something different' when I listen to music, so I try to let that out in my songwriting. Billy Corgan is an example of that, he's been a huge inspiration to me.

What is the best part of being a musician?
Making something outa nothing. Creativity for creativity's sake. Then when you write some songs that sound good and mean a lot to you it really gets good. The bonus is when other people enjoy it in their own way too. It's a great feeling. You've shared something powerful because music is very powerful to a lot of people.

What is in your CD collection at home?
Loads of Smashing Pumpkins and Kristin Hersh. Loads of Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Theres lots in between from Slayer to The Demiwhores to Dave Brubeck Quartet! Im collecting NZ music now, theres so much good stuff out there.

What inspired you to become a musician?
It's always been there. I been singing since I can remember. Nothing has ever moved me as much as music. I remember seeing an electric guitar for the first time when I was 3-4. That was a life changing moment even then, I knew what I wanted to do!

How do you keep in contact with your fans?
It's really easy with social networking. Just check out my list of links haha.

 

About Kieran Cooper

From his soon to be released single and EP, expect rich vocal harmonies and guitar work reminiscent of Elliott Smith, Kristin Hersh and Iron & Wine.




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Releases

Sticks & Stones
Year: 2013
Type: Album
Did You Miss Me?
Year: 2013
Type: EP
Yes, No, Sincerely
Year: 2012
Type: Album

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