Interview conducted by Kristen Schell.
Serendipity brought them together and creativity has made them flourish. Kins are an indie-rock band based in the UK. Alex Knight and Thomas Savage met in Australia while their previous bands were on tour. Alex moved to England where they found the remaining two members of the band. We chatted about making mixed tapes and their creative process. While I only spoke with two of the four they were a pleasure to converse with.
Their set [at Bumbershoot] was a masterful blend of both high and low energy songs. Heads were bobbing and hands were clapping. The music was outstanding live, which is always a plus for any bands.
Are there going to be any new songs as teasers from your upcoming album?
“Seattle’s going to hear the first live version of one of songs on the next record,” said drummer, Alex.
Where do have you been spending the majority of time touring/playing?
“Every time we leave North America it’s always too soon, I’m never ready to leave”
How do you go about creating new music?
“Mostly me [Thomas Savage] noodling around and the live versions are adapted so they are more exciting. There are no rules, especially being in bands before. We aren’t concerned about image because we just try to have no boundaries.”
Tell me a little bit about your album artwork? What made you select the image of the ape carrying the dog?
“It’s definitely related to our personalities. It’s a two species interacting that clearly wouldn’t happen.”
What are your plans for the future?
“The huge focus is this second record… longevity is the plan, to build a catalog and sustain a career making music”
After our interview, Kins noted how Americans are “peachy about life,“ at least when it comes to music. I guess we can say that both Kins and Lucy Out Loud love, share, and get excited about new music!