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Kobosh - Kobosh Newsletter Interview

09 Jun 2013 // An interview by Shade
 

Kobosh are an alt-ish rock band from Wellington who moved to Berlin late last year and have been sifting around Europe since then. Leah answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

What sets you apart from other bands?

We each draw on influences that are completely different and they all get thrown in together like a hearty winter stew. Joe likes hip-hop and unce unce, Ben fiends on crap 80's power-ballads, Leah is a metalhead (she also plays in El Schlong), Ilya likes quirky Eastern music and Carl has a choir-nerd background. Somehow this all comes across in our songs, although it is unclear exactly how or when.......

Do you have any plans for future collaborations with other musicians? Who would they be?

Aaliyah and Stevie Ray Vaughan are pretty keen but we have to check our calendars and they will need to do some metronome work first.

How would you describe Kobosh’s music in one sentence?

Avant-alt-rock-quirk-core. That's one word (severely compounded).


What has been your most memorable show to date?

A motorcycle gang bar in a random town in Poland. Leah was gifted an intricate model of a motorbike. Nobody was stabbed.

What sets you apart from other bands?

Steely gazes and muscular thighs. We already answered that question at the start, but thought it needed some clarification.

Where is your favourite place to relax in NZ?

Family planning.

What is Kobosh’s long term goal?

To avoid being deported from Berlin.

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

We moved to Berlin at the end of last year and we plan to continue playing around Europe for as long as they will let us. We have shows coming up in Germany and Poland along with a two week tour of the UK. An album is also on the cards in 2014. In the meantime you can download our EP for free here.

What can you never leave home without?

We'd like to say keys, but sadly that's not the case.

What rumour would you like to start about Kobosh?

That we're worth listening to.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

We rolled our van on the motorway near Wellington coming back from a show in Auckland a while back. A few of us weren't wearing seatbelts, things went flying and two of us were taken via ambulance to a medical centre. The worst part of the ordeal was that a Korn CD was in the stereo at the time and it continued to play while the van was tipped over on its side. We managed to stop it before the paramedics arrived, but it left us quite shaken.

 

About Kobosh

Here at Kobosh we have been studying up on marketing. So, there are some important things you need to know about this exciting new trend taking the world by storm:

* Beautiful people can only ever love you if you listen to Kobosh.
* Everyone else is getting all Koboshed up. Right now. Get up with the play.
* Kobosh is value!!! Make your music dollars go the distance with our longer lasting gigs and reusable tracks. BONUS!!!

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Kobosh

Releases

Rando's Spanish Love Boat
Year: 2011
Type: EP

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