Woo! Another sweet group combining the best of slightly awkward vocals, guitar riffs, dance-able drum beats and synth melodies- Kaputt really does get people subconsciouly nodding their heads and itching to dance (tested at my workplace and approved which I do on occasion). I wouldn’t be surprised if Kaputt will be added to the already awesome playlist at music bars like Amps (in Perth) soon.

Tell me a little about yourselves?
Silke Steidinger (vocals & guitar) – originally from Germany, now East London.
Matt Yeates (guitar)
Ben Roussel (bass)
Dave Ansell (drums)
all from London

What did you guys do before the group started?
Various different bands – I was in the Go! Team when starting kaputt, and we were all doing our day jobs before that we’re still doing now and are hoping to replace with being in a full time band as soon as possible.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
In the beginning it was hard because I was touring a lot with The Go! Team so we had to work around that with rehearsing and gigging. Now the difficulties are finding a good label and agents in the jungle that the music industry has developed into recently.

Any big plans for the near future?
Get an album out – we’re recording stuff with a producer who did British Sea Power and others in the next few weeks, so fingers crossed. Going on tour a bit would be nice too.

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
I really quite like that Black Kids song I’m not Gonna Teach him…

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
my local swimming pool.

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
yes but it’s secret innit.

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
isn’t that the only reason why anyone ever picks up playing an instrument? šŸ˜‰

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
this random guy walked in from the street at this weird gig we were playing and tried to beat up ben our bass player. the bouncer had to intervene and kick him out mid song. ben courageously continued playing. it was funny.

Events (for UK peepz)-
31 May- Barfly, London
21 June- John Kennedy (XFM) presents kaputt at the Remedy at The Social, London.

So start this shiz up and get your dance on!

Kaputt Myspace
Kaputt Official Page


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