What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
Throughout High School I preferred to immerse myself in listening to music rather than writing or recording it. When I finished High School I discovered a path towards sound synthesis and the world of synthesizers. I got myself a credit card and immediately started amassing random, interesting looking gear from eBay. At that point, I had no idea how to use the stuff I’d harvested but I would just sit in my room for hours on end with my headphones on playing around, creating sounds. I wanted to make them sound all messed up like the bands I was listening to at the time but I had been putting everything through a dry channel on my mixer. It was the revelation of using effects pedals and audio processing to manipulate those sounds that started to make a real sonic difference and that’s when stuff really got interesting for me…
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
A lot is going on for me at the moment… I have recently finished my second LP (New Kind Of Cross) which goes on release on November 16. I was able to write the majority of that LP after my first European tour back in 2017. I knew I wanted to follow the release of “Chroma” up without sitting on the fence for too long or overanalysing the process – it was important for me to capture the immediacy and spontaneity of that creative period. During this time I have been working on a few remixes for other artists which are scheduled for release in 2019. I also collaborated on a track with Kill Shelter called “Bodies” for the debut album “Damage” on Unknown Pleasures Records which is due out in late November.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
The last year of touring has been my main influence… I see so many places and meet a lot of people, I see a lot of weird shit when I am away and no one around to talk to about it. When I am at home I don’t really go out much. I tend to stay pretty busy and close to home – it’s like going from one extreme to the other. It can be really intense, but I like it.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
I am not really sure how I compare to other current bands, I have a tight circle of incredible artists and friends who all have each others backs and who are consistently pushing boundaries. When it comes to sound, I enjoy going against the grain and experimenting with effects and tones that create a sense of discomfort but that still make musical and melodic sense.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Deux – Decandence
Skinny Puppy – Bites
Depeche Mode – Music For The Masses
Assault on Precinct 13 (original)
Terminator 2 Judgement Day
Total Recall (original)
Lord Of The Flies
A Beginners Guide to Surviving on a Deserted Island
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I do prefer recording over performing live. I put a lot of pressure on myself when it comes to live shows which sometimes takes the fun away from it, especially if the show goes wrong. I never know what to expect when I’m writing, you can wake up and write/record something you had no idea you had the potential of making and that’s an incredible feeling.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Buzz Kull’s name was made up on the spot for a SoundCloud account. It is also one of those projects that gained attention on the internet before I had even contemplated making it into an actual live band or performing.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
“I disappear” – It was the first song that brought the project to life and drew in an audience although its been a while since I have performed the track live.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
I have already started working on the third Buzz Kull album and I will continue to work on that for the next few months.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Whats on your current rider?
(off the top of my head with out actually looking at it)
Cheese, crackers, dips, vegetables
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
Connect with Buzz Kull:
New Kind of Cross by Buzz Kull is available now via Avant! Records:
Kill Shelter – Bodies ft. Buzz Kull
Damage by Kill Shelter is available to pre-order now via Unknown Pleasures Records while stocks last: