Interview with Sin Kitty
By Robin Ecoeur
Sin Kitty have just released their new album Softer and trust us, it's a journey beyond dreams. If there's any feeling or emotion you want in a song, these guys thought of it first. So when we caught up with the band to talk guitars and their new record, naturally it would be something quite different...
Hello Sin Kitty. What's the latest happenings in Asheville? On the back of Fender it always sounds like the home of guitar.
Jack: I think you are thinking of Nashville with the Fender guitar. As far as Asheville, there is always a lot of mischief going on...
That's Third Outing research for you! Describe your sound in one sentence then? In fact, given the earlier question, if your sound was one guitar, which would it be?
Dillon: Sin Kitty is like swimming in the ocean at dusk after being up all night with your buddies. We all play Strats, so I guess we are Stratocasters for life.
Good choise. Softer was released in February. There are some dark and gloomy tracks, some heavy, some weird, but its pop as well. It has a soundtrack feel to it, am I right?
Annie: Soundtrack is an interesting way of putting it. I think part of what we were trying to convey is the weird relationship between innocence and guilt a young woman begins to feel as she gets older. The beginning of sexuality and overall experimentation can be dark and beautiful at the same time. If I put it that way, than in a way it is sort of a soundtrack I guess, the narrative of a girl growing up.
"We used to jam after parties in Chase's dorm room. We were wasted, under age and playing Psych music as quietly as possible".
I've read the record was done by 2013 but its only come out now?
Annie: The record was finished in 2013 but it took quite some time to get everything recorded and all finished up. We all kind of began to do our own thing, moved seperate ways for a little bit musically and maybe just in general. Jack put out stuff as Jackson Scott which definitely made him way busier. In anycase, we didn’t ever forget about it.
All The Kids is a stand out track...
Jack: It's all about teenage hedonism. The feeling of giving in to endless euphoria.
How many hours do you spend experimenting and making music a week? Do you constantly think about it?
Jack: It depends. When were together we would practice and record a lot. Now we are all doing are own things but still playing lots of music.