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Kora - Kora Newsletter Interview

10 Nov 2012 // An interview by Shade
 

Thanks Laughton for answering these questions:

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

Finally the new album is out and there has been alot more focus on travelling overseas, eg Europe, USA, Japan and Australia. Looking forward to that.

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

Stick to what you know, Being honest about your music seems to resonate with others better as well. people can tell whether it's real or not. Especially yourself!

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

Jon Toogood (Shihad). 25 years on and he still knows how to put on an amazing show. Always consistent, real rock'n'roll man!!

What will Kora’s next release be?

Hopefully something different from the last 2 albums. Cool thing about Kora is that we're willing and have given ourselves the option to explore any direction and feel.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

Pen to paper. Quite often the beat is first and then I listen to the feel and go from there. Always thinking of the feel of the song as a whole. Does what I say suit what the music is trying to portray as well.

Who would you most like to support live?

(This is just me) AC/DC, NZSO, Prince, Steve Vai.

How do you believe Kora fits into the NZ music industry?

Sales really...No sales, then, no mention! I'd like to think we swim in the deeper end of the pool though.

What can you never leave home without?

....my instruments...?

How would you describe Kora’s music?

Simplistic heavy grooves with tasty melodies.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

The Powerstation, Auckland.

What is the best part of being a musician?

Finding out what you're really made off. This life style is for the chosen few.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

Heavy Metal Ninjas!!! Intellectual feel with outstanding technique and composition. Everyone else should stay at home and give up.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

Saying hello to the wrong city...I still feel bad about it actually.

What are your favourite places in NZ to be?

Queenstown and Orewa.

What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

BDO 2010, Why? 35,000 people and Wellington town hall with Strike, Why? Percussive geeks. Geeks rule!!!

What rumour would you like to start about Kora?

Kora!! The first band to perform on the moon.
Venue: Sea of Tranquility
Dress Code: No Males

 

About Kora

Regarded historically as one of New Zealand’s most electric and sonically powerful live bands, Kora returned with a vengeance upon the release of their second album Light Years in October 2012.

In the studio Kora have always created a monster. Their music an evolving hybrid of genre-evading sounds with an ethos to push sonic boundaries in wildly different directions on each release they have made. Kora have created their own sound. One not able to be emulated, nor put into a box of any size.

With the 2012 release of Light Years, space has been their final frontier as Kora mapped a new constellation that warps between future-shocked funk, soul and RnB and has been self-dubbed ‘alien funk’. The name points to the galactic transformation in sound the band has undergone since the release of their multi-platinum debut record.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Kora

Releases

Light Years
Year: 2012
Type: Album
Kora
Year: 2007
Type: Album
EP Volume
Year: 2004
Type: EP

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