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.
When we were in high school we were both really in to music and playing guitar. Then when we met when we were about 16 we fired each others flame and the only thing we wanted to do was play music together. Since then we’ve played in different bands all with a very different sound. We always wanna keep the music as spontaneous and fun as possible and because we have so many interests when it comes to music we like to keep it fresh by making lots of different types of music. Make Out Molly came about because of that reason. We felt a bit stuck creatively in a previous band and the only thing we wanted to do was to just make music that we thought was awesome with high energy and just plain fun. Because we have such a strong connection with each other we figured we should start a two-piece. It just seemed like the right thing to do. Now we’ve been doing this for about 2.5 years and every time we play a gig we feel that same energy which we felt when we started out. It still feels liberating to play with MOM.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
We’ve had this song laying around for a few months and we both just really liked the song. We recorded and mixed the whole thing ourselves in Rens his mom’s shed. We felt like we should give the world a little bit more MOM since our latest release was quite some time ago. A whole EP is coming down the pipeline somewhere this year but we just couldn’t wait to release something new. The song is about various types of guys that we’ve seen through the years and awaken some kind of rage in us. Because they’re just so phoney, annoying, arrogant or just pervy. The types of guys you see when going out for drinks for instance. When we started writing the song the lyrics immediately starting flowing onto paper. I think because we are quite passionately unamused by these sort of guys to put it lightly.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
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?
What makes us difference is mainly the harmonies that we put in our music. It’s garage-rock but we are both constantly singing harmonies to give it a more interesting sound. Because of this we believe that we don’t really have a front man because there’s not really a main singer. Because of this our live shows always sound like we have at least 3 or more people on stage. So to give our sound a name we would say:
Garage rock but with out being a loopy stoner.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Albums: Frank sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
George Harrisson – All Things Must Pass
Books: White Line Fever – Lemmy Kilmister
Pimp – Iceberg Slim
Movies: Spirited Away
Grand Budapest Hotel
Albums: The White Album – the Beatles
haha – the Garden
A new place 2 drown – Archy marshall
Books: Lord of the flies
god hates us all
Movies: I don’t really watch movies
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
We love to play live. Just because of the energy released by the audience and us. Playing live is like being at a really good party on drugs, and it is also your birthday, and also everybody loves ya and if your lucky everybody wants ya as well. But when we are in the studio it’s kinda the same experience.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
We think it is very funny to us how we always find new ways of expressing ourselves in music. With MOM, for instance, we didn’t know what we were doing ‘cus Koen didn’t play drums and Rens didn’t sing. But still because of the level of passion we put into our work we always find a way to kinda level out in the music scene.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
We have a track that’s coming out later this year and that might be the most stand out song for us. It’s about school shooters in America. It’s weird because we are not very preachy/political people but for some reason that song could’ve been written in the time where protest songs where all the rage. The song itself is filled with energy, rage and angst.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
The plan is to start playing loads of gigs again when this whole corona thing has blown over. And a whole brand spanking new EP is coming out later this year.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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