KMF – INTERVIEW

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
 
Most of our parents are musicians or work in theatre, so we were introduced to music at an early age, and actually made to learn to play, or actually forced to play!  We wanted to play football, not lear cello, but it wasn’t long until we thanked our parents for their efforts.  Making the band was really just because we wanted to have some fun with our friends, and we took the instruments we could play and made that happen. That feeling of having a good time with friends is still what drives us.
 
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
 
We heard a lot of The Beatles at an early age, which we are again thankful for, and they have always inspired us and set a level of what great is. When we first found our own music it was rap, and Dr Dre’s ‘2001’ took us in a new direction, and still influences us today.  We get inspiration from everywhere, our friends love-lives and local Bergen rumours are normally the basis for our songs, and musically we listen to all sorts and find things we like and influence our approach to that particular song.  For KMF we’d been listening to a lot of 80’s classics, like Bruce Springsteen and The Cure, which many people have picked up on.
 
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
 
We made the band in 2004, we were aged between 15-18 and have been writing since then, 12 years!  We think it’s clear to hear the development we have made, and still continue to make.  They say it takes 15 years to become an overnight success, and we can totally get that.
 
4 – You guys play live a lot, how many show have you done so far? (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)? (LDN) 
 
Wow, I think everyone has stopped counting, but we’ve done thousands of shows. Or at least a thousand 🙂 We started off all over Norway, then Germany and now we go down to Mexico and South America a lot.  We still love to play live and there are new places left to visit.  We are really looking forward to exploring the UK, and that starts on the 31st of May with our first London show in 6 years.
 
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
 
Well I think a big moment for us was our first show outside of Norway, at Germany’s Melt Festival.  We had no idea how people would react outside our country and when they went crazy and got into it even more than in Norway we were shocked and relieved.  That was probably the moment when we realised we could take this further than we first thought possible, and that feeling has just grown ever since.  We got really really drunk later that night.

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