EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KID FELIX

By: Maria Ciezak
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

MARIA CIEZAK: For those who are unfamiliar with Kid Felix, how would you describe your sound?

KID FELIX: It’s a mix of grunge and modern alternative, with some indie grooves.

MC: You guys are about to hit your two year anniversary as a band. You have done more in that short time than many do in their whole career. How has the ride been?

KF: It has definitely been challenging, but it’s also been really fun. We’ve gotten to meet people and do things that we never expected to do in such a short time. We’ve even got to play with some artist that we’ve always been fans of.

MC: You just recently got to play with some pretty incredible bands including Alice In Chains and Soundgarden. How did this all come about?

KF: Jaxon from 93.3 WMMR happened to see us at a show in Philly and made us one of his Artists of the Month. As we kept on working, more and more of the DJ’s at WMMR started getting behind us. Through them we got a few shows, all growing in size, until one day we got the call asking us to open up their MMRBQ with Device, Buckcherry, Cheap Trick, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden. We, of course, said yes!

MC: Kid Felix is really dominating the New Jersey music scene. Do you feel like you’re starting to branch out into different areas more and more?

KF: Slowly. We haven’t really toured yet, but through the bigger shows that we have played, we’ve gained fans from different areas.

MC: I know you are getting consistent radio play for your single Class Action Satisfaction. If you had to pick another single for on-air, what would it be?

KF: We’ve always seen Alone Now and 100 Years On from our newest EP as singles. We’ve also been writing a lot recently though, and are really excited about some of the new stuff that we haven’t had a chance to record yet.

MC: You’ve done Warped Tour, you’ve done Bamboozle… What’s the next big festival you are aiming for?

KF: Made in America. It would be awesome to play a major festival in the city that we got our start in.

MC: Any plans for a tour in the near future?

KF: We are working on it. We’re pretty much doing everything independently, so booking tours in new markets is tough, but we’re sticking with it.

MC: Kid Felix picks some sick covers. I’ve seen everything from Florence and the Machine to Muse. Do you guys fool around with other artists material at practice a lot? Or is this a once in a while type of thing?

KF: Usually it’s only a once in a while type of thing. We really try to focus on constantly writing new music, but there have been some instances where we had to learn a cover. When we have to though, we like to try to mix it up with our picks.

MC: You guys have seen it firsthand how important it is for bands to network. Is social media the best way to get in touch with you all?

KF: Definitely. We run all of our social media, and always try to answer everyone that contacts us. You can find us at: www.facebook.com/kidfelix / Twitter: @THEkidfelix / Instagram: @THEkidfelix.

MC: Rumor has it you are going to try to release a full length in the near future. How is the writing process going?

KF: It’s going good. We all write our songs together, so the writing process can be a little bit more tedious. We have a lot of half songs that we have to go back on and finish up.

MC: What usually comes first? The music or the lyrics?

KF: It’s a little of both. Like I said, everyone writes their own parts, so sometimes Jake will come to the band with some lyrics ready to go, and other times a band member will have something musically first.

MC: If you could give yourselves some advice when you were first starting out, what would it be?

KF: Work hard and be patient. You don’t always see the return on what you’ve been working for right away.

MC: Any advice to bands just starting out who don’t think they have a chance to make it?

KF: You’re not gonna make it with that attitude!

MC: Tell BiggerthanBeyonce readers why they should check out Kid Felix.

KF: We have a really energetic live show, unique music, and we’re all incredibly handsome.

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