MMP – Who plays what? Could you describe yourselves in a few words…
KIAC – Kitty’s our lead vocalist, Billy and Todd are on the guitars, Marc rocks the bass & upright bass and Max is on drums.
Describe ourselves in a few words? I guess you could say we’re energetic punk rockers who love playing shows, hanging out with fans and touring.
MMP – How did the band get started?
KIAC – The initial idea was born from a musical collaboration between Kitty and Billy, which then turned into a band.
MMP – Who writes the music?
KIAC – We all take part in the songwriting sessions so one could say it’s a combined effort.
MMP – Do you have any side projects?
KIAC – Not at the moment.
MMP – What are your occupations outside of Kitty in a Casket?
KIAC – We all pretty much have full-time jobs so coordinating everything band-wise is definitely not an easy job but we always seem to manage it.
MMP – Let’s talk about the Austria Psychobilly scene. What are the current bands you like?
KIAC – It’s hard to pinpoint specific bands because we all have different tastes, but the Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space are an act worth checking out.
MMP – How’d you describe your sound?
KIAC – It’s punk rock with rockabilly elements and mostly horror-themed lyrics. Raw, Loud and ‘In Your Face’ kind of sound.
MMP – What are your main musical influences?
KIAC – We have many, as mentioned before but here’s a few bands we really like – Rancid, Rise Against, AFI, Tiger Army, The Bones and the Misfits.
MMP – And other influences (movies, substances, people, …. well whatever you could imagine)?
KIAC – Splatter movies definitely play a part and so do the usual vampire and zombie books and stories. Pretty much anything can be used as a source of inspiration.
MMP – Have you guys ever played in another country?
KIAC – We’ve toured extensively through Europe and the States playing major festivals and club shows. We recently came back from a US & UK tour promoting our latest album ‘Kiss & Hell’.
MMP – Describe the diversity of fans that attend your live shows?
KIAC – Punk rockers, Rockabillys and Bellas, Metalheads, Old-school rockers, Bikers, Psychobillys, alternative folk… the diversity is all there.
MMP – When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
KIAC – We’ve already started writing new stuff and we hope we can bring out new material soon.
MMP – What are the future tour plans for Kitty in a Casket?
KIAC – For now, another European tour this year. It’s too early to speak about the rest.
MMP – Last Words…
KIAC – Rock on guys and girls and come out to one of our shows if you can. We’re looking forward to meeting you out there!