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Kitsch - Newsletter Interview: Kitsch

27 Nov 2014 // An interview by Shade

Smashing out pop rock sensibility with a punk rock attitude, Kitsch have retained its core members for over two decades, Kitsch gear up to deliver the next phase in their evolution, an album of epic depths, prepare yourself for Plastic Lives.

Tapping into modern states of mind, internet anonymity and global disruption, Plastic Lives comments on the rapidly changing information age and the recent development of online and offline personal identity and its effect on human civilisation.

Kitsch are a New Zealand rock band from Auckland. With 7 releases and over 1000 shows on big and small stages over 20 years, the Kitsch legacy is one of the longest serving and most dynamic in the Kiwi live music scene.

Thanks to Sam for answering these questions:

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

Dark Days from our first album, The Way It Was (1999). We still perform it today and it still strikes a nerve.

Where is your favourite place to relax in NZ?

Te Henga (Bethells Beach), or any rugged West Coast beach.

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

Sticky Filth have always been a huge influence and the have power like no other. 
PCP Eagles because they bring the party everytime!

What has been your most memorable show to date?

BDO 04, top field stage at sunset.

What local albums have you been enjoying recently?

PCP Eagles - I Hate the Mall, Prowler - Enter the Night, Team Dynamite -Shepherd's Delight.

What is Kitsch’s long term goal?

To play music together until we are shrivelled old men.

What sets you apart from other bands?

A solid core forged in our teens, and our penchant for longevity.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

An unexplainable deep seeded hunger, and an anxious poet dwelling deep within!

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

Shows, Tours and a music video or two.

What can you never leave home without?

A bottle of water, nut bar, banana and skateboard.

 

About Kitsch

Smashing out pop rock sensibility with a punk rock attitude.

Retaining its core members for over two decades, Kitsch delivered the next phase in their evolution in 2014, an album of epic depths, prepare yourself for Plastic Lives.

Tapping into modern states of mind, internet anonymity and global

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Kitsch

Releases

Plastic Lives
Year: 2014
Type: Album
The Burning Ground
Year: 2005
Type: Album
Love Songs For Romantic Punks
Year: 2002
Type: Album
The Billy Joel EP
Year: 2000
Type: EP
The Way It Was
Year: 1998
Type: Album

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