With Koi Child‘s Down South by South West tour wrapping up in Perth and Margaret River next weekend, we were able to check in with the band recently to find out how they had been anticipating the tour and what’s coming next.
Have you spent much time performing in the South West region in the past and what’s it like?
We haven’t done too much down south; we’ve done a few casual gigs in Busselton, but a couple of these venues we haven’t played before. We played at Groovin The Moo once which was cool, but there is definitely a different vibe at the venues down south, a different dynamic. I mean some of the venues aren’t like formal music venues, I guess, and some are so it’s interesting. It’s different but we are definitely looking forward to it, a few new venues which will be good.
I think, sometimes, the venues are ignored maybe to a degree because of its isolation. I don’t know, the crowds can be different there. Not everyone specifically goes to see music at some of these venues, they could just be pubs or family venues or whatever, so it’s different but definitely good.
What do you and the group have in store for those dates? What can people expect?
I think we’re pretty excited to showcase our set that we took over to America, so we will be playing the set that we took overseas for the first time. It’s a pretty fairly polished performance, I guess. We spent quite a lot of time working on that set.
Wou’re playing with Henry Kissinger. Why should everybody listen to Henry Kissinger?
Because Henry Kissinger is an accomplished, electronic musician with many talents not just musically, but also socially and politically and historically.
He’s our homie and he’s got our tick of approval. We think his beats are sick. If you like us, you will probably like him.
It’s been a year since you released your debut album. Looking back a year later, how do you feel about it now?
Definitely feel like it’s changed in some ways, in good ways, because we have been playing the songs for 18 months so yeah it sounds different live. There’s a different energy which we developed to keep it interesting for not only ourselves, but for the fans as well so figure it has changed a little bit, but definitely only in a positive way.
Gradually you sort of listen back to old work and you kind of get almost anxious to want to do better. I guess it just makes us or at least me more excited to write something and put more heart into it. The first one was, it was decent I guess, but the next one we really want to give it our all.
Koi Child wrap up their tour in WA next weekend at Badlands in Perth (May 26th) and the Settlers Tavern in Margaret River (May 27th). Grab your tickets via www.oztix.com.au.