Kaiber Koi interviewJuly 13, 2020
Welcome to the first interview on Echoes in Audio’s website!
Up first is the band Kaiber Koi, who took the time out of their rehearsing schedule to answer some of our questions and speak about their recent single.
Where are you from and who is in the band?
We are from Manchester, UK and Kaiber Koi is:
Jake Mazzuca – percussion
Callum Greenhalgh – guitar
Simon Bell – bass and backing vocals
Oliver Jones – guitar
Tom Eccles – vocals
How would you sum up Kaiber Koi in one sentence?
Five individuals who work as a collective to create music rooted in human nature and expression.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
As a whole, it would be Karnivool, Tool, and Deftones. As individual influences, the variety spans from 70’s disco to dissonant black metal.
Do you take any influences from outside the metal genre, or any non-musical sources?
I think it’s vital as a musician to constantly expand your tastes, some of us don’t even exclusively listen to metal! (laughs)
The influence of human emotion is palpable to our sound, without it we would just be playing notes in a certain order.
Who would be your dream band to tour with?
It would have to be Tool or Karnivool.
You’ve just released a new single last month, Four Corners of Heaven, how has the response been so far?
The response has been overwhelmingly positive, we know a lot of people who had heard our first single Archaic Wave were quite taken a back by how much more aggressive and heavy Four Corners was, but the majority of responses have praised our unique take on alternative and progressive metal.
What’s the story behind the single?
It’s about finding strength, courage and the determination to carry on when facing the darkest times in your life. It essentially holds up a mirror to your broken reflection and forces your to remember who you are, and that unfaltering survival instinct that lies within us all.
With the pandemic basically writing off 2020 for live music, did you have any plans or gigs cancelled due to the lockdown?
We were actually planning to do a short run of shows for the release of the new single, but obviously the world had other plans! (Laughs)
Hopefully in the not too distant future we’ll be able to sort something out.
Have you been writing any new music during lockdown or attempting to coordinate Zoom / Video rehearsals as a band?
We have been sitting on quite a lot of new material, and we have been managing to keep in touch on a regular basis to talk about future plans, recordings, etc. But at the moment, we are focusing on recording our next releases.
Are there any other local bands you think are worth checking out right now?
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, where can we find you on social media, and stream the new single?
Stream Four Corners Of Heaven here –