Exclusive: Five Knives Talk New Music, Tour And Sassy Tunes!
In 2013, I spent my summer on the road with Vans Warped Tour and Kia Motors, where I got introduce to Five Knives by a friend who was working with them.
Let’s just say that most of my free time from filming videos was spent dragging my friends to their stage to watch their high engery set. I mean, Anna was crowd surfing and ‘All Fall Down’ was my summer anthem.
Just chatted wtih Anna, the kick-ass lead singer of the group, about their new record due out Feb 2015.
Gabbie: Your new record has a lot of different elements bleeding throughout each track (Hip-hop, Pop, Electronic). Which I would say is a Five Knives staple.
Anna:We haven’t been a band super long. We’ve kind of spent this past year coming into our own. I think we know now who we truly are now. We wanted to keep the dark side to our music, but there’s a lot more elements of pop in this one. We still got the punk-edge that you’re all use to.
Gabbie: I was pleasantly happy to see ‘Sugar’ and ‘Rattatat’ make this record as they were crowd favorites during your run with The Vans Warped Tour. But, they didn’t make your past EP, “The Rising”.
Anna: ‘Rattatat’ was one of the first songs we ever wrote as a band. It’s a fun one, but we felt it wasn’t really ready for our last EP, ‘The Rising’. I love this song. The feedback from ‘Sugar’ has been really good. There’s been a bunch of remixes, already charted on Billboard’s Electric Dance chart. We just filmed a music video for it, which is coming out in December. It’s a great video, I can’t wait.
Gabbie: ‘Wild Ones’ could be a radio single.
Anna: You’re tugging at my heart. Whenever I hear it, I cry because it has so much potential. I’m proud of this one. This is one of my favorites, but with this record, I think there’s a song that everyone can relate too. Everybody can have their song. For me, it’s this one.
Gabbie: I think ‘Take My Picture’ is going to be a cheeky girls anthem
Anna: Yes, this one could be great for movies. Another one that has a lot of potential. It’s fun and fits in with the selfie craze world we’re living in now.
Gabbie: What are some stand out songs for you on this record?
Anna:‘Wild Ones’..’Shake My Bones’. This record has a lot of 80’s influence and really affects you. I want my fans to know that what I’m saying in each track, is really just coming from me. I’m singing from my heart. Also, the drops in ‘Money’ are really fun too!
Gabbie: You were saying earlier how you feel this is the best representation of who Five Knives is today. What are three words that fit you and the band.
Anna: Oh, these are always really hard. Energetic, Unstoppable, Edgey.
Gabbie: With a new record usually comes a new tour. What can we expect?
Anna: Tour is in the works. Everyone on our team is kind of looking into everything right now. Hopefully in 2015, we can get back out there!
Make sure you guys pick-up Five Knives new record out in Feb of 2015. It’s an edgy punk princess’s anthem.
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