EMQ’s With SlowKiss

EMQ’s With SlowKiss

Hi everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with Chilean Alternative band, SlowKiss. Huge thanks to their Guitarist/ Vocalist, Elisa, for taking part. 

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Elisa. I play guitar and sing in SlowKiss.I formed the band in 2014 and since then we haven’t stopped making noise. We are an independent Alternative band totally DIY. We have several records, videos and live sessions. We’ve also done our first tours in the USA and Europe and played at some festivals and mythical venues. Soon we’ll release our new album “K.O.” and be back on tour to Europe in spring-summer.

How did you come up with your band name?

Over there in 2014 I was having a romance where we gave each other kisses that stopped time.

What Country / Region are you from and what is the Metal / Rock scene like there?

Chile, South America. We have a fairly large underground Rock and Metal scene but very few spaces and poor infrastructure, it’s all very precarious but Rock always persists.

What is your latest release?

Ballerina from our last record Patio 29, after we also made a few live sessions.

Who have been your greatest influences?

In life our mothers and the women of effort who knew how to raise us with love in this world full of hate and injustice. In music to the countless great artists who have inspired us, musicalised our lives and made us not feel so misunderstood in the world.

What first got you into music?

In my case, I think my mother was the one who encouraged me to develop my talent that she was able to notice since I was very little.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

The Cure.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Super difficult question, lately there are so many festivals that I wouldn’t know which one to choose. But I just saw on Instagram a bunch of bands that I follow that are going to play at Rockville in Daytona, the line-up looks amazing!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

At the moment, I don’t think I have received something so strange, our fans are very cool people, sometimes they give us records and also marijuana that they know we like so much. Oh! I just remembered one time that I almost cried with the gift of one of our oldest fans Jani from Finland who sent us a SlowKiss vinyl made by him, he chose the photos and did everything. We didn’t even have vinyl yet. It was something really beautiful.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Be brave, trust and don’t let anyone tell you how to be or what to do. You have the answers.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

The first person that crosses my mind is Joey Ramone, but on second thought I wouldn’t want to bring anyone back to this chaos, they must be much better off on the other side.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Having the opportunity to connect deeply with people who are feeling the same as you and who can be anywhere in the world. What I don’t like so much is the thanklessness of the profession, the little security for your future and the immense work that you have to do to get ahead.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The manipulation of the media, the lousy regulation of digital platforms for the artists earnings and the extreme sexualisation of women in the mainstream. Sorry I said 3. 

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Ok, only one? “White Pony” – Deftones.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl. For many reasons, the depth and warmth of the sound and the beauty of the object with the art and design of the album in large size <3 

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Lollapalooza Chile 2022. Completely epic sharing stage with artists like Marky Ramone, The Strokes, Turnstile, Idles, Alexis on fire and the penultimate Foo Fighters show with Taylor Hawkins 🙁

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

It maybe sounds cliché, but I’ve been in music all my life. It makes me sad to think of leaving her. Sometimes it’s inevitable to want to give up but I don’t think I could dedicate myself to anything else and be happy. Maybe I could live in a place near the sea and try to have a self-sustaining life.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Amy Taylor (Amyl and the Sniffers), Courtney Love, Kim Gordon, Shirley Manson and Nina Hagen. It would be more like a coven than a dinner ha ha.

What’s next for the band?

The release of N.O.C.G.A advance single of our new album K.O. and a new European tour in spring summer 23′.

What Social Media / Website links do you use to get your music out to people? Please include any links

Our favourites are: 

Time for a very British question now. As an alternative to the humble sandwich, is the correct name for a round piece of bread common in the UK either a Bap, a Barm (or Barm Cake), a Batch, a Bun a Cob, a Muffin, a Roll or a Tea Cake?

A bagel? nom!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks to the magazine for continuing supporting heavy rock, more media like this are needed! Greetings to our future audience, we eagerly invite you to get to know us through your favourite digital platforms and we hope to be playing live for you soon. 

Hugs to all the girls in music!

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