interview with an handful of dust

What´s the name of the band? Hi, my name is Berta and i  play guitar in the band called Kevlar Bikini.
What year was the band started? We play together since 2010.
Can you tell about your band? Well, we are from Zagreb, Croatia, we released two albums; "Explodisiac" [2012] and "Hi-Fi Or Die" [2014]. Both albums were mixed by Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, Refused, Hellacopters...). We play loud, we play intense and we like beer.
What genre do you feel you are? Most of our songs are crossover between punk, rockabilly, hardcore, metal and rock'n'roll.
Who does what in the band?
Kicho - drums
Kasi - bass
Auker - vocals
Berta - guitar
Can you give me the links to your clips on YouTube?
Sure, here is the link to our newest video :
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Who writes the songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? In general i supply the riffs, then Kicho (the drummer) and i shift them around and make them eeeven more cool. The same thing happens with the lyrical part; i write'em and then we adjust'em together...
What's the first step when making a new song? Luring out the Riff Daemon with some goat milk and habanero peppers... i presume that's the kind of snack he can't resist...
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? We wanted to make music that we wanted to's still our main ambition...and of course there is the obvious "touring, destroying and quitting our day jobs" part.
At what age did you start playing? I got the bug when i was around 10 years old, started fuckin' around with my dad's guitar and didn't stopped since then. 
Where was your first gig? First gig was in some basement club in our home town, i was probably around 14-15 years old, it was the first show of my high-school hard-core band...i still got the chipped tooth from that gig, fun times.
Where was the latest gig? We just get back from our mini-tour in Sweden and the last show was in Värnamo.
What places will you be playing in the imidate future? We are starting our Italian tour in a couple of weeks, that's gonna be fun, we're really psyched about it.
Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? Nope, our tours are usually 4-5-6 days long, hopefully that will change soon.
What are the plans for the rest of the year? Well, the plan is always pretty much the same; play as much shows as possible, make some new music, record it, have a beer.
Describe your show, visually and musically. It's an orgy of noise, sweat, energy and schnapps.
How do you get psyched up for a gig? More or less i'm always psyched to play a show so there is no secret ritual or special way to get to that place, i live there...although booze helps me to maintain the level of excitement.
What are your goals with your music? Main goal is expression, to let it all out before i explode like the guy in the end of "Big Trouble In Little China" ( ).
What would be your dreams for the band? To do it as looong and haaard as i can.
What would you do if there was no music? Probably be in prison, trying to invent the blues...but constantly being obstructed by getting raped.
What is your favorite crappy instrument? Bass guitar!
What do you feel is the best live band you've seen? Ufff, this is the hardest question in this would be hard to pick even top 10. But without to much thinking, and in no specific order - Dillinger Escape Plan, NoMeansNo, Daikaiju, Mars Volta, Amen...
What are the biggest obstacles for a band? Not being on a same page as a group, not having the balls and/or persistence to step to the next level...or simply being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing?50% passion - 50% masochism. 

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