3rd: What's your favourite candy?
Kkidss: that's a hard question...
Third Outing caught up with Canadian genius Kkidss to talk about his new record Candy and what he has been up to!
3rd: So Christopher, what have you been up to since the release of Hot Trash? I've heard your first album was released on cassette by a small American label, tell us more about it?
Kkidss: Since Hot Trash I've just been kind of working on Candy. I keep telling myself to take a break but I am already thinking about Anemia, my next album. Yes, Rok Lok Records from New York found my album somehow and asked to release it on cassette, which is absolutely crazy.
3rd: You told us Candy is your best album. In what way?
Kkidss: Oh oh I always say that "the best". Umm. Candy is my best album because it follows a strict criteria, which is hard for me to pull off. It feels like part of a story. The first sequel is a good time to dive deep and explore darkness. It took me a long time to push the high frequencies up, I remastered Candy four times in one night and I'm finally happy with it. I don’t know how I even got Hot Trash to be so loud. I want all the albums to be part of the same band.
'Accepting your own style is hard'.
3rd: I imagine the recording process is the same for Candy. Are all the album going to be released in such quick succession?
Kkidss: I would like all nine albums to be released as quick as possible. Nine months would be the best. I wrote 324 songs in nine months. And many more after that. Maybe I can do it but we’ll see. So much of it has been and will be cut.
3rd: Good luck with the release. Do you think you'd like to record in a professional studio one day?
Kkidss: I don’t think it would help me hear how I sound. I don’t know, maybe one day I will again. I used to make really clear recordings, for years. I never released anything. I had no sound. I often wish I wrote songs for other people to perform. But then I would want full control to produce them. And that could be insane. Accepting your own style is hard.
3rd: That's cool! So tell us what should we expect from your next record Anemia?
Kkidss: Anemia is going to be very shoegaze and reverb. Kind of like Girls and other songs from Hot Trash were. Candy was very clean, and sharp. Back to the ear worms and note bending I reckon.
3rd: Are you going to play a few shows at some point? Do you think about it?
Kkidss: Matthew and I [from Little Jungles] are doing Magic Message shows. That’s my focus for live performance. We will be recording soon. I can’t wait to share it, it’s a really cool project. We played on international drone day at an art gallery. But a lot of drone music lacks contrast so I hope to do something special with Matthew and Magic Message. We never rehearse, it’s totally free. Kkidss is personal, it’s about records, and recording. I think revisiting a specific personal moment on stage is hard.