Concert.tv caught up with Kevn Snow, Dawn Watley and Ali Youngblood of Black Kids, where the Jacksonville, Florida indie pop group talked about how they came together as a band, having a goal to have more fun with it than with their prior projects, believing their music is like dark comedy, plans to put out an EP early this year, and how the UK is willing to embrace new artists quickly, while it’s a longer process in America.
On the band’s origin, Kevin said, “Well Reggie, Owen and I, we’ve been playing in bands together for over 10 years, and each one was a little too serious. So we started this band and invited the girls in and the goal was sort of to have more fun with it, not take ourselves so seriously. We did want to draw a lot of influences from the best pop music that we love from the ’70s and ’80s. Just sort of shove it all together and make it fit.”
On the appeal of their music, Dawn said, “I think our music is like dark comedy. It’s funny and fun at the same time, but you’re drawn in by kind of the heartache and underlying tones and things like that.”
On plans for new music, Kevin said. “We’re gonna try to do an EP at the beginning of next year. We’re anxious to get some new music out there.”
Watch the interview below.