Interview with KIAC

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!