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Cobra Khan - Cobra Khan Newsletter Interview

26 Apr 2012 // An interview by Shade
 

Thanks to Milon for answering these questions:

What can we expect to see from Cobra Khan over the next year?

We're currently in the process of writing an EP, hopefully getting to Australia in July, and have 2 videos underway.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

My lyrics are conjured up through what I see in the music. Very rarely it's the other way around.

How do you believe Cobra Khan fits into the NZ music industry?

Not very well!

What is in your CD collection at home?

I digitised 600 CD's, put them on TradeMe, and sold them for $400 to a fat sweaty dude who DJ's children's parties. I've got a box of CD's that were gifted on tour, signed, sentimental etc.

How did you come up with your band name?

It’s a He-man toy, and the alliteration works.

 

About Cobra Khan

Cobra Khan’s emergence from the wreckage of New Zealand hard hitters Sommerset, Day One and Balance has been as well documented as the amount of thrashing the tracks from their mini album Sleepless Lions received since its release in 2006. They’ve played shows big and small over the last few years, building on the live reputation of their previous endeavours.

Disinterested in retreading old ground and playing to the conventions of whichever guitar-oriented crowd you’re most likely to lump them into, on their first full-length album Cobra Khan have sidestepped genre restrictions and audience expectations alike to make Helgorithms - an album that brings all manner of influences to bear. After key writer Milon Williams immersed himself in his favourite records before writing Helgorithms. The band has surprised even themselves with the finished product, a sentiment sure to be shared by those hearing it upon release.

Various reference points will present themselves throughout the album, some obvious, and others less so, with Cobra Khan shifting gears with ease on a record that remains cohesive throughout and exudes a quiet confidence and depth that entices on subsequent listens.

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Releases

Cobra Khan
Year: 2012
Type: EP
Adversities
Year: 2011
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Helgorithms
Year: 2008
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Sleepless Lions
Year: 2006
Type: Album

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