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Killing Bear - Killing Bear Newsletter Interview

18 Feb 2013 // An interview by Shade

Killing Bear is a two piece band from Pukerua Bay, Wellington. They formed in 2010 and have produced two studio albums and an EP in their basement, toured the North Island and played live on bFM, Kiwi FM. Tia answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

What sets you apart from other bands?

We are two guys that just try to experiment with different ways of making and performing music. We like to make sure that our audience receives a really awesome show so we will think really hard and try come up with new and innovative ways to impress people at our shows. Eg, cameras, projectors, bubbles, smoke, awkward banter.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

Listening to new and old music really helps because we can relate with ideas that others have used and jam together, trying to brew our own take of whatever is influencing us at the time.

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

We will be releasing a new album called The Vine of Souls this Feburary. It will be available online at various stores listed below. We want to promote this album quite hard this year so we will be touring NZ and Australia. Dates are to be confirmed soon.

Tell us about Killing Bear’s next release.

The Vine of Souls is a concept album about a fictional character called Frank Williams is possessed by the ancient amazonian warrior Killing Bear. The Vine of Souls takes you on their journey through the epic music of Killing Bear.

What is the one thing you want NZ to know about Killing Bear?

Just don't be shy and just give us a chance to try win you over. We promise we won't hurt you!

Main photo courtesy of Alistar Wickens - http://www.lightandnoise.net/

 

About Killing Bear

In the far distant future a mystical tribe on Mars use their psychic powers to travel back in time. They possessed the minds of a band of musicians with the aim to utilise their partytastic powers to correct the undoings of the past.

Armed with nothing but drums, synths and amplified guitars the band was then able to transcend the barriers of space-time. With the power of music they travelled back a millennia and stopped a devastating event in our history. This event now never occurred because we are living in a parallel future to the one in which it happened. Now in 2016 the next catastrophic event is just around the corner and we need you to party hard to help stop it from ever happening.

Killing Bear! Psychedelic futuristic music from the past from another planet.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Killing Bear

Releases

Mysterium Tremendum
Year: 2017
Type: Album
Killing Bear
Year: 2016
Type: Album
Classic Hits!
Year: 2016
Type: Album
The Vine Of Souls
Year: 2013
Type: Album
Rebirth
Year: 2011
Type: EP
Wild Beasts
Year: 2010
Type: Album

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