1. Growing Up
We grew up in Adelaide and Sydney with our dad waking us up in the morning to Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Mum was in the original cast of HAIR, so she would always be singing Janis Joplin and Fleetwood Mac.
So many great ones ranging from Nirvana, Prince, Steve Reich, Nina Simone and Pretty Lights; it’s all inspiring, as long as you can feel where the muso is at in the song.
3. Your Band
The Kin comprises brothers Thorald and Isaac Koren and NYC subway drummer Mark Nicosia, AKA Shakerleg. We met down in the subway and asked Shakes to join our band… He said ‘no’ and the rest is history.
4. The Music You Make
Bleeding hands, heart on sleeve, steampunk and danger pop.
5. Music, Right Here, Right Now
The music scene is great. There’s so much amazing music coming out from everywhere. The scene is maybe more global than local. I wish the local pubs in Oz would replace a few of the pokies for live music!