King Korea formed in October 2014 after Spanish-Canadian frontman Bruno G. Roth moved to the UK. Drummer Roger Piazza left his home in Italy to do the same thing, and together with bassist Jim Hosking, set about creating furious, thoroughly modern rock and roll which calls to mind the best of The Cramps, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and The Black Keys.
The band have built up a dedicated fanbase through their riotous shows across London, and ‘Zoo Generation’ was recorded at breakneck speed in a single day in an attempt to capture the full-throttle experience of King Korea in full force.
King Korea are:
Roger Piazza – DRUMS
Jim Hosking – BASS
Bruno G Roth – GUITAR/VOX
A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music:
Nothing Else Matters by Metallica.
Best Rider You have Ever Had:
Any rider that has include a decent amount of beer.
CRAZIEST MOMENT YOU’VE EXPERIENCED IN THE BAND:
Recording three days in a row 17, 15 and 15 hours with a twenty minute break each day and ending up with cramps. Brutally great.
DEEPEST LYRICS ONE OF YOUR SONGS FEATURES
Cut my veins, it would be dangerous if it got deeper than that!
EASIEST SONG YOU WROTE:
Talk to me when I´m gone, it came own by itself, one of those moments.
FAVOURITE SONG IN YOUR SET:
Cut my veins, it´s as sweaty and visceral as it can be.
GUEST YOU’D MOST LIKE TO FEATURE ON YOUR RECORD:
Elvis, contacted his agent but still haven’t had much luck.
HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING IN A BAND:
Logistics in a city like London.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ONE OF YOUR MEMBERS:
Our drummer is a sushi expert… I mean, an expert!
JOKES YOU HAVE IN THE BAND:
There’s one but very politically incorrect. Let’s keep it private.
KEY TO WRITING A SONG:
Not thinking too much just doing it.
LONGEST DISTANCE YOU’VE TRAVELLED TO PLAY A SHOW:
We’ll travel Spain in April. lots of Km waiting for us.
MOST INSPIRING MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER EXPERIENCED:
Eddie Vedder, seeing him life was extremely genuine and inspiring.
NEW BAND YOU’D RECOMMEND:
Kid Wave, just brilliant.
OPENING FOR THIS BAND WOULD BE IDEAL:
Iggy Pop & the Stooges.
PLACE YOU’D MOST LIKE TO TOUR:
Japan, that would major words.
QUOTE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO PASS ON TO READERS:
“It’s going to get noisy!”.
REASON FOR THE TITLE OF YOUR RECENT/FORTHCOMING RELEASE:
“Zoo Generation” cause the world we’re living is just a human zoo full of unexpected moments, situations and bizarre people.
SEE US LIVE AT:
We have some things planned for 2016, keep tuned!
THE OLD DAYS OF MUSIC WERE BETTER THAN THOSE CURRENT, DO YOU AGREE:
Not at all, enough with the pessimistic vibes.
Working on it, probably something that involves human fluids.
VARIATIONS YOU’D LIKE TO DO ON ANY OF YOUR SONGS:
It’s as easy as changing it, so far so good.
WHAT DO YOUR FANS MEAN TO YOU:
Can just be grateful for any support that we get. Greatness would be the word to describe it.
X-RAYS OR ANY OTHER TREATMENTS NEEDED FOR BAND RELATED INJURIES:
Only burned hands so far. Touch wood.
YOU’RE LATE FOR A SHOW, WHO’S FAULT IS IT:
Most likely the uber driver.
ZOO ANIMAL THAT BEST DESCRIBES THE PERSONALITY OF YOUR BAND:
Wolf, quite aggressive and instinctive, such great animal. But it shouldn’t be in a Zoo.
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