We had a brief chat with Kitty, Lead Singer of Novacrow. Here is what she had to say.
Firstly, introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about the band and how you came to be?
I am Kitty, vocalist and guitarist for Novacrow. I have always wanted a band, so I bribed these guys with promises of fame, glory and beer. We are bunch of attention seeking idiots, with a propensity for zombies, fat riffs and making noise.
What were you all up too prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations?
Personally I’ve always wanted to be a musician or a writer. Performing live is the deal clincher, because there is nothing more fun and exhilarating than gigging. For the other guys. Jonyx has always been interested in voice acting, Freddy records and engineers music and Torben has a boner for spreadsheets. We are all crows at heart.
Having various ‘real life’ jobs that suck gives you an even bigger incentive to work hard with your band. As a musician, you push yourself on the off-chance that you can trade in a normal life for something a bit different.
Tell us about your latest EP/Album and why our readers should check it out?
It’s a solid set of eclectic tracks, each one more erection inducing then the last. We’re a heavy hitting groove machine, with tasty bits of metal, catchy choruses, sleaze rock hooks, juicy harmonies and hints of blues. Also there are loads of spooky subliminal messages in our tracks (you won’t know whether or not I’m lying unless you listen and check…)
Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why?
I’ve been involved in a lot of music journalism over the years, so I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of my heroes. Tairrie B of My Ruin is a massive inspiration and it was awesome meeting her in person- she is such a badass woman and has such a powerful presence. Benji from Skindred and the lads from Alestorm are absolutely lovely and hilarious. In terms of “awestruck”, I met Phil Demmel backstage at a Machine Head show and I was a goofy wreck. I think I told him that I loved his sideburns and then asked to join Machine Head. Still waiting on that reply...
If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can ourselves and others expect?
Stupid banter, onstage foolishness and a hell of a lot of energy. We want to stick in people’s memories, like an unpleasant stain. Gimmicks may also include kazoos, burlesque dancers, bubble guns or stupid costumes.
If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be and why?
Rob Zombie because I want an excuse to poke at all of the badass giant monster stuff he has onstage.
You can spend an hour with a musical icon living or dead, who would you pick, why and what would you speak about?
Peter Steele of Type O Negative, just to hear that lovely voice in person. Type O are my absolute favourite band and I’m gutted I never got to see them live.
And finally and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
Yes. In fact, if you change the names, the whole film is just an accurate retelling of the birth of Santa.
We just want to say thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.
Thank you very much for asking them! Cheers to everyone that read this and I INSIST that you stalk us immediately on Facebook, YouTube and our swanky website.
Check out their video for 'Fight The Horde'
Website - www.novacrowofficial.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/novacrowofficial
Youtube - www.youtube.com/kittysynthetica