When I listen to KC Allen, I know I am listening to the present day rock ‘n’ roll. I have no doubt that he is expressing himself through his music as intensely as possible. The 1st time I ever listened to KC Allen , I felt that , here is someone who gets what is possible , he rips the rules up much like Jay Retard did and he is quick to mention that he is influenced a little by Jay but there is more to his songs than that. It’s modern day punk , fast, out of control , with something on his mind that needs to be said. If I had my own Record Label, I would sign him as fast as I could to a long term deal, this kid is the real deal….
I am: KC Allen
And my sound might be best described as: Trying to rip off jay reatard
from beyond the grave, or bad.
I am originally from: Orlando
some that have had an influence on my sound: Lost Sounds, Sonic Youth and goa trance
what do you think about the state of rock ‘n’ roll in 2015: I think
its blowin up, Gary Wrong has a fuckin guitar pedal!
what kind of challenges are you facing as a younger musician and
how are you overcoming those obstacles:
I feel that I’m not being taken
seriously enough by a lot of people. I think the only way to be seen
differently is to put more into my music and work harder. And a fake id helps.
Can you tell us a little on how the new album came to be, ideas
behind it, the process of writing lyrics and music and your plans
The songs are about just feeling
like shit about yourself and everything around you. I get my ideas from
experiences and just things that are on my mind. I had written most of my songs
while I was recording with another band and couldn’t record myself. I also
decided to use a drum machine this time instead of playing them myself
because I felt it gave it a more intense sound, and I could play the songs
faster that way.
What are you currently listening to:
as I write this I’m listening to Let it Be
by the Replacements. I’ve also been listening to Burning Itch, Brian Eno,
Birthday Party and Big Star
A few albums you could never part with: The Birthday Party Live 1981-82,
Swing Kids 7″, Jay Reatard Singles 06-07 and
Jens Lekman When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog
For fun I like to
: knock shit over
my hopes for 2015: Id like tour a lot, try and do the whole east coast and
also play some miami shows. Ill be doing a lot of recordings too and
trying to get some more physical releases.
listen to this , today…….