Twinmusix Chat With Leigh Kakaty From Pop Evil About Their New Album And Mor

 

What can fans expect from your new album?

 

They can expect a different Vibe for sure! We really spent a lot of time tuning in the yin and yang of our sound, we have a real melodic sound but we really made sure the evil was represented this time around. The heavy metal influences on this album are definitely different from the past.

 

Who wrote your self titled album? Did you all write separately or did you write it together? How did that work?

 

It was a little bit of everything, the band wrote some, I wrote a lot of it myself, demoed about 30 or 40 songs then left and came back together. I came in and said this is what I have and this is what you have, and once we put the demos together it was the first song that really set the stage for the rest of the album. That became our first single.

 

Who designed your album cover?

 

Mikey, it seems like a lot of stuff that's going on in the world today and there's a lot more division in the music business rather then unity. So what was so important to ask to inspire people musically and stand United.

 

How did you come up with your video for colours bleed?

 

It was just a positive vibe of the stuff they’re trying to get across on this record, you see the ongoing battle of the sexes. By the end of the video you are one and get better together, I love how that song has been able to stir up emotion in all types of people.

 

If you could have any band's play one of your songs which band which song and in your style or theirs?

 

Aerosmith playing 155 in their style

 

Why did you change the name of your band from 10-5 to pop evil?

 

It was a different band, most people start their first band when they get out of College or high school, and as we were getting ready to launch our first record I had everyone with their girlfriends problems and half the band quit, so I rounded up some other people, and when you said the pop nerd, no-one ever wanted to hear that so pop was always evil. So, pop evil was kind of a mission statement, reminding me to get up and quite for rock and metal.

 

Can you tell us a story about touring with Whitesnake and Judas Priest?

 

They taught us a lot of work ethic, writing on and off the stage, not drinking and being there on time, all the little things that fans don't see.

 

2011 you delete your release of wars of angels why did you do that?

 

We had some hold ups with the record label, we were battling with them and it was a rough time for the band. At that point we didn't know the second album would see the light of day, We had to oversaturate the USA market and play the same songs over and over and over again, we had to do it to make money and try and keep the band afloat. E1 saved the day, they came to the table and gave us that second shot. Ever since then we have been trying to expand our band and get out of the country.

 

In  2011 you ripped up your  contract on stage with Universal and announce you're signing with E1, what made you want to make such a public statement to and what was the cause?

 

We were frustrated about having our album shelved, whether you have a lot of fans are a little amount of fans, whoever your fans are they may be passionate about your album. We take a huge responsibility about being honest with our fans, we didn't want them to think that we were delaying the record. So together as a band we thought we would make a public statement, we were upset, we wanted the album out just as much as our fans. Just dealing with that type of emotion and we took the record contract and just ripped it up in front of everyone.

 

Anything else you want to announce to your fans?

 

Be patient with us and just keep spreading the word, hopefully we will get to Australia soon! We had heard nothing but great free things from all our friends that have been there, we cannot wait to bring the album your way! We are so excited to hopefully get over there and meet there everybody!

Pop evil

 

What can fans expect from your new album?

 

They can expect a different Vibe for sure! We really spent a lot of time tuning in the yin and yang of our sound, we have a real melodic sound but we really made sure the evil was represented this time around. The heavy metal influences on this album are definitely different from the past.

 

Who wrote your self titled album? Did you all write separately or did you write it together? How did that work?

 

It was a little bit of everything, the band wrote some, I wrote a lot of it myself, demoed about 30 or 40 songs then left and came back together. I came in and said this is what I have and this is what you have, and once we put the demos together it was the first song that really set the stage for the rest of the album. That became our first single.

 

Who designed your album cover?

 

Mikey, it seems like a lot of stuff that's going on in the world today and there's a lot more division in the music business rather then unity. So what was so important to ask to inspire people musically and stand United.

 

How did you come up with your video for colours bleed?

 

It was just a positive vibe of the stuff they’re trying to get across on this record, you see the ongoing battle of the sexes. By the end of the video you are one and get better together, I love how that song has been able to stir up emotion in all types of people.

 

If you could have any band's play one of your songs which band which song and in your style or theirs?

 

Aerosmith playing 155 in their style

 

Why did you change the name of your band from 10-5 to pop evil?

 

It was a different band, most people start their first band when they get out of College or high school, and as we were getting ready to launch our first record I had everyone with their girlfriends problems and half the band quit, so I rounded up some other people, and when you said the pop nerd, no-one ever wanted to hear that so pop was always evil. So, pop evil was kind of a mission statement, reminding me to get up and quite for rock and metal.

 

Can you tell us a story about touring with Whitesnake and Judas Priest?

 

They taught us a lot of work ethic, writing on and off the stage, not drinking and being there on time, all the little things that fans don't see.

 

2011 you delete your release of wars of angels why did you do that?

 

We had some hold ups with the record label, we were battling with them and it was a rough time for the band. At that point we didn't know the second album would see the light of day, We had to oversaturate the USA market and play the same songs over and over and over again, we had to do it to make money and try and keep the band afloat. E1 saved the day, they came to the table and gave us that second shot. Ever since then we have been trying to expand our band and get out of the country.

 

In  2011 you ripped up your  contract on stage with Universal and announce you're signing with E1, what made you want to make such a public statement to and what was the cause?

 

We were frustrated about having our album shelved, whether you have a lot of fans are a little amount of fans, whoever your fans are they may be passionate about your album. We take a huge responsibility about being honest with our fans, we didn't want them to think that we were delaying the record. So together as a band we thought we would make a public statement, we were upset, we wanted the album out just as much as our fans. Just dealing with that type of emotion and we took the record contract and just ripped it up in front of everyone.

 

Anything else you want to announce to your fans?

 

Be patient with us and just keep spreading the word, hopefully we will get to Australia soon! We had heard nothing but great free things from all our friends that have been there, we cannot wait to bring the album your way! We are so excited to hopefully get over there and meet there everybody!

Album Release - https://www.twinmusix.com/pop-evil-new-album
Album (Hard Copy) - https://store.popevil.com/
ITunes - https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/pop-evil/1302804674
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