Interviews: Elektric Mistress

In this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Stoner Rock band Elektric Mistress from Canada. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name?

Kyle: Completely at random! We were named Colitas (as in, the warm smell of colitas) before we changed it because no could pronounce it properly (people thought it was pronounced colitis, a bowel disease). So, being tired of that shit (ha), we struggled with the name for a bit, until one day our drummer Vic walked by my pedal board and said: "Why not Elektric Mistress?". True story. 

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Kyle: Hard to say. My first real hard rock/metal experience started in my teens with Metallica. James Hetfield was totally my first guitar teacher; I learned to play jamming along with Kill 'em All! In the past 10 years though, my playing has slowed down quite a bit, and I really got into the desert rock vibe. And of course, Black Sabbath. Sabbath has always been, and will always be a primary influence on me. They did it first, and arguably, the best.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Kyle: Yup. Vic and I have known each other from way back in other bands, same with Kieran and Riley. Also, I work in the same company as Steve!

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Kyle: Not to be too cliche, but Sabbath for me. It always comes back around to Iommi. #sabbathworship.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Kyle: Weed. Lots of that. Also beer.

6. Where was your last gig?

Kyle: Menz and Mollyz in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

7. Where would you like to play?

Kyle: Anywhere! We'd love to do some festival gigs, and travel around a bit. A big one for me would be Roadburn. Getting up as far as Montreal, or down as far as Boston would be a good goal for us, I think.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Kyle: I'm big into the throwback stuff these days; particularly Graveyard, Kadavar, and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. I also listen to a lot of Mastodon and Baroness. Clutch would be awesome to play with, too. Anyone of these bands for me.

9. Whom not?

Kyle: Now that's a loaded question! I don't think there's anyone I would say we wouldn't play with, really. 

10. Has anyone of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that? 

Kyle: It's been a while, but yeah, sure. I'm usually concentrating too hard on not fucking up my parts to worry about it now. The best tip I could give would be to not worry too much about the crowd or fucking things up. It happens. Even Tom Petty fucked up on stage now and again. Just have fun doing what you're doing, and usually, people will dig it.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Kyle: Sabbath. Also, I forgot to mention Deep Purple. Why I didn't mention them way before this question is beyond me. Our sound is heavily organ/synth driven. Almost in a Uriah Heep way too, now that I think of it. Very upfront keys, for sure.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Kyle: Heh, I don't think we have enough fans to have been asked anything really out there yet.

13. What do you think of your fans?

Kyle: You all rule really hard.

15. What do you think of our site?

Kyle: Pretty sweet!

15. Something to add?

Kyle: Yeah! Thanks for having us!

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