| For people who haven't heard Kinesis's music how would you best describe your sound? |
I think we are kind of a mixture of all our influences kind of post pixies/pop/rock .. well not even pop rock . its hard rock with good melodies. I don't think you ought to be ashamed to write a good melody everybody loved The Beatles or Oasis and that is because they have songs you can sing along to. For people to write music that is deliberately obscure, I don't think that makes you anymore worth while as a musician than someone who can write a killer melody.
How do you go about writing music? Who usually comes up with the basic idea for a new track?
It's myself and Mike who write a lot of the basic music but then we all have a hand in it so if someone brings an idea in to a practice then as a band we will work it out together, It's never just one person writing any one song Michael and Tom write a lot of the Lyrics, as it most definitely is a group writing process, we are definitely not a dictatorship more of a democracy, we will try anything once and everyone's opinion is as valid as another persons.
Do you use a computer to do any of your demo recordings?
We have tried it a couple of times (recording demo's on computers) but now we have a record deal we can afford to go into a little demo studio and do our songs there. We have tried recording tracks on laptops "the quality was pretty good", it can save a lot of hassle when doing demos. The Streets album was recorded in his bedroom and it's like better than anything else that is out at the moment. People should embrace new technology, the whole garage rock thing seems to be coming back, to use vintage gear, but I think its good to have a mixture of both sides, using the old techniques but at the same time embracing new technology.
Where do you see Kinesis fitting in with today's music scene?
I'm not too sure about this, we have been on tour with so many different bands we were on tour with Biffy Clyro and Hell is For Heroes, we were quite suited to them they were almost like our piers we have also been on tour with Queen Adreena who are like Goth Rock and now we are with The beatings who are Garage Rock but next we are going on tour with Hundred Reasons who are EMO and I don't think we really fit into any of those categories, hopefully we can detach ourselves from any kind of scene and just exist on our own. I think that a lot of bands unless you are on the forefront of the music scene the 'brit pop' will be dragged into a scene and it will be the death of them but if you can stand out on your own you can grow along the way.
If we ever do make it big which I hope we do we will have all the ground work, like we have done all the little gigs in a ford fiesta so we will always remember where we came from and we haven't just had someone else do it for us, we appreciate what we have now because we have done a lot of uncomfortable tours in the backs of transit vans and things like that so when we got a van with a TV it was a huge luxury for us, we just appreciate everything we get, but now we have a TV and a play station so it's like we are living the life of Riley!
What are your ambitions as a band?
Hopefully just to make the band as big as it can be on our own terms so we don't know, we wouldn't call it a day if we told like a million albums we would try and get our music out to as many people as possible its just about pushing ourselves and making sure we don't fail.
What is in your CD player at the moment?
We have hundred reasons in at the moment because we are touring with them next month, I listen to The Streets and standard stuff like The Pixies and trail of Dead quite a lot of different stuff.
Who chose the name Kinesis?
Well it is defined as a movement in response to a stimulus so we wanted to do that ourselves create a stimulus, the hardest thing about being in a band is choosing the name!
Who was the last band you watched live and thought were amazing?
Oceansize, I remember seeing Oceansize and I came back from the gig wanting to give up the guitar, I was trying to write songs the day after and everything I did was pale in comparison to their music. They were they last band I watched and they really blew me away.
If someone comes to see Kinesis Live what can they expect?
Playing live at the minute is where we make more sense, because we haven't recorded a full album yet. Live is where you will capture the essence of Kinesis and also a lot of our energy, the songs may not be note perfect but there is a spectacle as well as sound, hopefully its quite a focused energy, we are releasing quite a lot of our things but I hope we do it in a positive way.
Kinesis will be playing at these venues with Hundred Reasons