The Kicklips Interview


1. First off, who are you and what genre of music do you make?

Beck: Okay, so we’re The Kicklips, we’re from Sheffield England, and we’re somewhere between indie rock and heavy rock. We’ve got influences from both of those things. We put them together to make our own kind of genre. Do you want to say anything Mo?

Mo:  That pretty much sums it up. A weird hybrid of indie and rock.

2. If you had to describe your music with a color, what would it be?

Beck: Rose?

Mo: A dark purple maybe.

3. What’s the biggest struggle you have when it comes to creating?

Beck: Creating. Um, whoo.

Mo: I’d say trying to come up with something that’s unique.

Beck: Definitely. Trying to come up with something unique that stands out among the other music that’s out there today. You’ve got all these different genres and want to create something that stands out from the others.

4. I definitely agree with that in my personal music endeavors. If you could play any show in the world, what would it be?

Beck: Any show in the world? Does it have to be a surviving venue or…?

Nope, it could be anything. It could be a speakeasy from the 20s that burned down in a fire.

Beck: Shea Stadium. That’d be great.

Mo: I’d agree with that.

Beck: A great open place with lots of people. Too loud to hear yourself play. That’s what I think.

5. What do you consider your biggest musical success?

Beck: Probably getting played on the radio around the country and internationally as well. That’s something that’s been pretty big for us and boosted our confidence as a band.

Mo: Yeah.

6. What inspired you to start making music?

Beck: Well I kind of started listening to a lot of different music, and it was like all these great little things and what can you do with that? What can you do to make something you can enjoy listening to yourself if that’s not too cocky, haha. You should enjoy listening to it yourself as much as you enjoy making it because you know what you’re gonna make is gonna be fun to listen to.

Mo: For me, it’s when you hear a David Gilmore solo and it’s like, “I just wanna be that”.

Beck: Yeah!

7. If you could hear any person living or dead sing to you, who would it be?

Beck: You wanna go first, Mo?

Mo: I’d quite like to see Hendrix play live. I think that’d be probably the best answer I could give.

Beck: Um, I’d probably choose David Bowie. David Bowie, definitely. That’d be quite a good show. His shows weren’t just gigs.

I love when people give answers that aren’t John Lennon.

Beck: *laughs*

8. Who, aside from any band or musician, is your biggest influence?

Beck: That’s very difficult. That’s such a difficult question. Come on Mo, you can do this.

Mo: Literally everyone I’m inspired by is a musician.

Beck: Homer Simpson.

Mo: Homer Simpson as well.

9. That’s a golden answer. What’s your favorite book?

Beck: Let’s see what books I have. Of Mice And Men. That’s a good one.

Mo: I’d say Fahrenheit. I’m a Fahrenheit kind of guy.

10. What do you like to do other than music?

Beck: Difficult, difficult, difficult. Um, I like to… haha, this is an odd one. Mo, you go first while I think.

Mo: Well, I’m going to uni next year. Science is gonna be my life.

Beck: I’d say English. Creative writing and journalism and stuff like that.

11. Here’s another tough one. Who is your favorite musical artist?

Beck: You’ve probably not heard of him, but Jarvis Carker. He’s from another Sheffield band. They were around in the nineties. Mo, how about you?

Mo: I’m going Stevie Ray Vaughn. He’s great in every way.

12. What’s one piece of advice you have for young musicians?

Beck: Stay out of our way.

Beck: Kind of make your own thing of it, you’ve gotta stand out from the crowd.

Mo: I’m just gonna say don’t do anything that you’ve already heard before.

13. Lastly, what’s your lucky number?

Beck: 3746.

Mo: 27. I definitely like 27, it’s a nice cute number.


You can follow The Kicklips on Instagram at @kicklips, and be sure to check them out on iTunes and Spotify.


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