Kiss my Acid is an young punkgroup both to age of the members and a s a group. They comes from Ireland and here is Freda the one who answers the questions from me in their first interview ever. Oktober-2015
Please tell me a little bit of history about the group? I know youíre not so old group!
"Well we have only been together as a band about 3 or 4 months now!! We are
the babies of the punk scene, the lowest of the food chain, the scum of the
earth... Haha just kidding! Pretty much I (Freda) had been trying to start
up a punk band for fucking ages, nobody would take me seriously, I had all
these songs and nobody to play them with, then out of the blue Tom contacted
me and a week later Rick was introduced to the band and we just went from
there! We got together and started practicing every week at a rehearsal
studio here in Dublin called Loop and the music just really came together!!
Within a few weeks we were playing our first fucking gig!"
"We are all 23, Tom is the oldest, he's a roadie for one of the local bands
here, he loves his Buckfast, smokes, women, and Podge and Rodge. Rick
studies media production in college and works part time as a security guard,
personal interests are weed, friends, music, his ma, and Seinfeld. Freda
pretty much manages the band and revolves her life around music 24/7. She is
big into Green Day, boozin', gigs, travelling, songwriting, music and art"
"Yeah L7 are fucking great, The Lunachicks too, I love bands with ballsy
women! Although I wouldnít see them as a MAJOR influence on our music. Were
more heavily influenced by bands like Green Day, Nirvana, Distillers, Joan
Jett, The Runaways, Misfits, The Stooges, Bad Religion, Pinhead Gunpowder,
Bikini Kill ... Even bands like Wavves and FIDLAR are fucking great!.. A lot
of 50ís,60ís, 70ís bands even.. The List goes on. Inspiration can come from
"Yeah itís completely ridiculous and silly, just like us! So it suits. A lot
of people mistake us for some psychedelic fucking hippie band which is
pretty funny, but yeah we originally had a list, we tried picking names out
of a hat but that didnít go too well, but we thought Kiss My Acid was the
best and it wasnít taken either. There is kind of a story behind it, apart
from being a cheeky and snotty play on the words "Kiss My Ass", you could
say the acid part relates to our trippy colorful front woman being fucking
fried in the head from too many hallucinogenic drugs. But thatís another
"We love playing live! There are so many things about it that are an amazing
feeling but one of the main things about it is having fun and seeing
everyone else having fun. We like to get everyone involved in our set. You
have to talk to your audience. We even got the singer of one of the other
bands up to do a cover of Suspect Device by Stiff Little Fingers with us,
which turned out to be a fucking disaster but it was hilarious! Another
thing is you have to put your heart and soul into every gig, you want to
give people something to remember."
"We havenít played that many shows yet, but Fibbers is like the home of the
punk scene, itís where we started, its where a lot of bands started. Itís
just a great atmosphere and there are always people you know. Worst place???
Hmmm I dunno man, you make a gig what it is, any gig is a gig at the end of
"To be honest I think right now we are the only band around like us, I mean
not many bands are doing what we do, you donít get many female fronted bands
in Ireland, and certainly not in the punk scene. Its a rare occurrence. We
are only a three piece as well, so I think we get more credit for the style
we play too, which is 100 miles an hour with bittersweet anger. Our whole
thing is about being unique and original, know play whatever the fuck we
want, were not gonna try and fit in with anyone else so I think we are gonna
bring some new inspiration to the table!! I think more girls should pick up
an instrument and cause fucking chaos!. We play wherever and with whoever
you know itís great to meet new people and musicians, but mostly play with
our friends bands, Checkpoint, Turfboy, Paranoid Visions, Klusterfux, S.F.U
ďWe like to think of it as "Structured Chaos"... But in 3 words.. Fast, Angry, Original.Ē
ďTo me itís always been a lifestyle, Itís about doing things your own way, total freedom of expression and a good sense of individuality, itís an attitude and personality towards life. And anybody who has that attitude can defiantly write a punk song! The term ďpunkĒ gets thrown around so much now a days people kind of lose sense of what it originally stood for. Itís not a fucking competition on who has the most studs on their jacket or the biggest Mohawk, what bands you listen toÖ Itís more about being free, being an individual and being YOU! And more importantly, not being afraid to be you! People parade around with their middle finger like FUCK THIS, FUCK THAT, FUCK THE SYSTEM, FUCK YOU.. Thatís all well and good if you actually really mean it, but itís just sad when people try to be something that they are not just to impress everybody else. I always say itís better to stand out than to fit in.Ē
who gives a fuck, we all do it like, but some people like to have a physical
copy as well, itís more sentimental that way. It all depends though, I like
to collect rare Green Day CDís and vinylís I wouldnít dare download them
because itís just not the same you know?Ē
"Itís not TOO bad I guess, I mean other countries have it worse off than us, but still there is a lot that needs to be changed around here, and nobody is really doing anything about it, most people just complain and do fuck all. Then the majority of people are like "yeah we are anti this and anti that, letís go march against it and make signs..." But then nothing is really done about it in the end you know? There defiantly needs to be a REAL revolution soon, not just for our country, in fact, the world! If Kiss My Acid ruled the world for a day, there would defiantly be some sort of movement!"
Is there any good bands from Ireland now? Is the punk scene big? How is it in your hometown?
"Yeah there are a lot of great bands to come out of here, some old and new. A lot of bands that go unnoticed too, and not just in the punk scene. Most of our friends are musicians and are really talented and write some good shit! The scene here is mainly in Dublin and Belfast, Dublin's scene is pretty small as it is, thatís why we are all so close and everyone knows everyone and looks out for each other. We all live in different towns, where I live is a place called Newbridge about an hour away from the city, and I AM the punk scene there pretty much, there isnít even a proper music venue in my town, thereís nothing to do here, thatís why I started going to Dublin and how I met everyone"
"Awh Iíve heard Sweden has a big punk scene, there is always gigs going on,
sounds like a great fucking place for our sort of music! A few of our mates
from England called The Antiseptics played over there this year and we heard
nothing but good things! Hopefully we get to play there soon!"
"I (Freda) write all the lyrics, they all come from a very personal place. I
write about whatever influences me, mostly experiences Iíve had, stories,
people, how I feel, memories etc. Yes of course. I have written about love
before many times, and heartbreak too, and I probably will again. Wild Ones
and Love, R.I.P are linked together, like two parts to a story, falling in
love and falling out of love. But lyrics are defiantly one of the most
important parts of the music in my opinionĒ
Politics and music, does it goes hand in hand? Which is your most political song?
"It depends on the music, but yeah I think punk and politics have a vicious
history together. We have a song called Revolution on the EP. It definitely
has a political streak about it, if you listen to the lyrics you will see
what I mean, I wont to give too much away."
" Oh God, thereís so many to choose from, Rage Against The Machine, Stiff
Little Fingers, Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys, Sex Pistols, System Of A
Down.... but I guess first thing that comes to mind is Green Day with
American Idiot. That album was a fucking masterpiece, and a big bold
statement about what was going on in America at the time, they were one of
the only bands to come out and take a stab at the government, and yet twist
the album into a story with characters to represent different aspects of
what was happening politically or not.. Itīs fucking amazing and anybody who
thinks itís not a punk album can fuck off!"
"Absolutely 100%. I mean they changed mine, Iím sure I speak for a lot of
people on that one"
"Thank you. Itís not necessary, but I think good artwork to represent the
theme throughout an album or whatever is pretty cool. My favorite cover
would have to be Green Day "Dookie" itís like a fucking Where's Wally
poster, you just could stare at it for ages. Rick's is Wavves "King Of The
Beach" which is pretty cool too. I (Freda) do all the art work, I wanted it
to have a meaning behind it. The diamond represents being individual and
bold and unique among a world full of peopleís shitty opinions"
ďYeah like we said before, some people like to have a physical copy as well.
And also itís good to support your local scene!! I mean itís not in any way
about the money, but the amount of time effort hard work and cash put into
making the EP, it doesnít deserve to be branded as worthless yknow? And we
are unsigned at the moment, probably will be for a while, our friends are
talking about setting up a D.I.Y label soon and we got asked to be the first
band to sign, but its top secret government illuminati information so my
lips are sealed"
"Funny shit happens all the time, when things go wrong we just laugh about
it. Probably not related to your question, but one time Ricky went the whole
day wearing odd shoes and didnít even notice. One A.d.i.d.a.s high top and
one Nike low top. It was fucking funny we had hangovers so it was
"Our audience is usually a mix of punks, friends, family and drunk people.
Which is the best audience to have! I would say Billy Liar who is pretty big
in Scotland or Paranoid Visions who have been around since before the
2. Nirvana - Incesticide
3. Distillers - Coral Fang
4. Foxboro Hot Tubs - Stop, Drop & Roll
5. Pinhead Gunpowder - Compulsive Disclosure
Green Day, Brixton Academy, London, 13í
Green Day, Marlay Park, Dublin, Ď10
Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, Ď11
Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, Ď12
2. FIDLAR - FIDLAR
3. Nirvana - In Utero
4. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic
5. Wavves - Afraid Of Heights
2. Faithless Oxegen Ď10
3. Alt J - Rockwatcher Ď13
4. Alkeline Trio The Academy '13
5. Rise Against Oxegen '10
2. The Wall
3. The Wickerman Soundtrack
4. Monthy Python Sings
5. 48 Hours By The Irish Skidrow
2. Green Day, Marlay Park
3. Stiff Little Fingers, Temple Bar Music Centre
4. The Pogues, The Olympia
5. Jerry Fish, Whelanís
"This is our first interview so we arenít bored of them yet haha"
ďYeah absolutely! Especially punk rock, not only can people work out their
aggressions, but they can become really educated and inspired by it too.
Being an angry person doesnít necessarily mean youíre not nice, I am a nice
person but a lot of people just piss me off!Ē
ďWhat is the most oddest question you ever have got in an interview"Ö
ďWe plan to take over the world duhh!!! Haha Ah no, the next step for Kiss
My Acid is recording another EP and doing a U.K tour in the very near
future, we want to get our music out as much as possible, and have some new
material in the making, we cant wait for the world to hear it!! Oh and play
as many fucking shows as humanly possible! Itís what we love and do best Ē
"Life is pretty silly so you might as well be silly"...