interview: Kill Bitches To Dress Foxes

14601074_10210756715864858_4183864826566243374_nTim Forster interviewed Ale by email
Could you give us an overview of KBTDF? How did you meet? When did you start? Had any of you been in bands before?
I (Ale, bass) met Itxi Eskorputa (drums) 6 years ago when I came to London. We always talked about doing an all girl band but we didn’t know how to play music at all! Three years ago I started to learn bass and tried to push Itxi and some other friends to do this but it wasn’t happening ‘cause we couldn’t find a guitar player until a year ago Itxi met with Turko Vein (guitar) in a gig and she said she’d love to join us. A week after we had our first practice and it was the best time in a very long time for the three of us. Turko Vein plays in two other  bands: Meinhof and Erege. Itxi used to sing years ago in a band from the Basque Country called Y tu que coño miras! and for me this is my first time!

 

Why did you start? Was it all about making music or did you feel you had things to say?
We started this as a therapy, just to let out all the anger, frustration and disappointment in our lives. As Itxi always says “I need to express myself through punk!”. We also wanted to see each other more often and to do something different rather than get wasted, so now we still get wasted but we also make music in the meantime, or at least we try!

 

What sources do you draw on in lyric writing?
Mostly own experiences, from our point of view on things in general (politics, sex…) to funny stories that happen to us partying or going to work. There has been a few times that on a break at the practice I would tell them something that happened on a night out and Turko V made a lyric out of it straight away! Obviously those songs won’t make any sense for anybody else but us but who cares!! At the beginning it was mainly Turko V doing music and lyrics, now Itxi and myself are writing stuff as well

 

Who inspires you?
Emma Goldman, Kathleen Hanna, Wendy O. Williams (Plasmatics)

 

What bands have you been enjoying lately?
Municipal Waste, Cancer Bats, Sleep, High on Fire, Accused
What are your plans for 2017?
First we are going to learn to play better and then we’ll see!

 

KBTDF’s  Facebook page is www.facebook.com/kbtdf  
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