Interview With KooKooo Kitchen
DIRTY, SCRAGGY FINGERNAILS GLOSSED OVER WITH BRIGHT PINK NAIL-POLISH
Our collaborative project with EardrumsPop is going great guns. We’ve already had a lush slice of Tiny Fireflies’ dream-pop, a side order of Paperfangs, a hefty chunk of Sometimes Always and a flagon of Baffin Island. Now we’re bringing KooKooo Kitchen to the table. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s how the collaboration works.
EardrumsPop is an internet-based record label. They love warm and melodic music of all kinds, endorse collaborative working, and love helping to get good music and ace art out into the eyes and ears of the general public. They do not believe in money so their releases are given away. You can experience this warming generosity for yourself as they put out free digital singles each month through their eyegasmic website. Every single will include several songs and a cover version and the artwork will be made by their favourite illustrators. Where does Negative Narrative fit into this? Well – and I’m sure you guessed this bit already – the release will be supplemented by one of our world-famous, increasingly-in-demand intraviews.
Today’s release is from KooKooo Kitchen – one of Oslo’s most interesting bands. Fronted by Eva and Marianne (who are constantly jostling for position with their rough, edgy vocals and sweet and sour guitars) and backed by Henning and Brox, they make a noise which is akin to having dirty, scraggy nails then glossing over them with bright pink nail-polish. Their combination of sharp, ringing guitar, heavy toms and in-your-face vocals has led to comparisons with Siouxsie & The Banshees, but we’ll let you make your own mind up. If you like what you see and hear (we’re hosting Sweet Caress here for you to download), then you should go and grab the whole single package, which includes the artwork and some other tracks, from EardrumsPop. Skol!