We caught up with ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST following the release of their single ‘Peaches’ read our full interview now!
How did you first get into music?
Davey (vocals/guitar) and I have wanted to get into music since year nine English. Although, we initially bonded over a mutual (possibly misplaced) appreciation for Fred Durst, so it’s probably fair to conclude that our tastes have shifted since then. I’m sure Tobias’ (producer) reasons for getting into music have fared better in standing the test of time.
How did the band first get together?
Our first single ‘Apocalypstic’, was intended to be a one-off, but given the way that it was received and the amount of fun we had during its production, we decided to follow up with ‘Peaches’. We now have plans to release an album next year. There’s been a lot of crossovers between the three of us artistically over the years, so we were able to slot into our roles relatively easily.
Who influenced your latest release ‘Peaches’?
It would be hard to pinpoint a single band or artist that influenced ‘Peaches’; we all have our own individual influences that enabled the song to grow organically into something unique.
However, when we started the band, we were initially drawing influence from MGMT, Blood Orange and Glass Candy. This was alongside other genres, such as post-punk, new wave and 80’s synth-pop. We are also inspired by art and literature, which also makes its way into the creative process.
‘Peaches’ is indie-pop in nature, what attracts you to the genre?
We came of age musically during the indie-pop boom of the late 00’s, so I think that genre of music has ingrained itself within our DNA as artists. We never like to take ourselves too seriously, so I believe that also influences the pop element.
What motivates you to make music?
I think what really inspires us to create music as a form of escapism, which is needed, given the world that we currently find ourselves in at the moment. Although we’ve all been writing and creating music for such a long time, it’s certainly become a huge part of who was are as individuals.
If you could open for any artist/band who would it be?
This does change on a regular basis, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say David Bowie’s ‘Glass Spider’ tour 1987. Although there may be some disagreement here.
What are your other passions aside from music?
Our passions vary outside of music, but are mostly contained within art and literature. Although, we are all big fans of comedy. We do all have children, so that does take up a lot of
our free time!
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
The growth of social media has meant that bands have had to focus more and more time into their own promotional work in order to get themselves heard. If I could change one thing, it would be to have more time to create music and less in implementing marketing strategies.
What new music are you listening to at the moment?
Tennis’ 2020 album ‘Runner’ has taken up a lot of my listening time recently, as well as the Cribs latest release ‘Night Network’.
What musical plans do you have for the next two years?
Over the next two years, we plan to release a few more singles, leading to an album release at some point over the next six to twelve months. From there, depending on the circumstances,
we have been talking about touring, once the album has been released.
FV Music Blog December 2020
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