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Kid Luna: pumping beats, catchy hooks and raw energy; what more could you want from an indie-rock band?
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?
Lewis: It's obvious that a lot of bands are built on friendships, and you can see how close each member is. With us, we take it even further - we've become a family. People aways recognise how close we all are, and how much we love being on stage with each other, playing our own music that we have put hours into, and that's what makes Kid Luna so flippin' fun.
What’s your back-story?
Lewis: The most personal song we have written so far comes from my personal experience, and it's called LTYT. Originally, the track was called Lying Through Your Teeth, but we shifted it to make it a bit shorter. The track itself is about somebody that promised to help us in the industry by booking us a tour that would help us improve our fanbase. Instead, he took cash from us and walked away, leaving us empty handed. The idea of the track is to turn something so negative into such a strong asset. We didn't want to let this get us down, so we turned it on its head. Now, it's becoming a fan favourite, and we love it!
What are you working on at the moment?
Kieron: The next 6 months for us is very exciting. We are in talks with some incredible names in the industry, so you can expect to see us a lot in 2018. Alongside that, we've been writing A LOT of music recently, and we're churning out some of our strongest stuff. The first half of 2018 is set to be huge for Luna.
What's the first song you remember hearing?
Lewis: The first song I ever remember hearing... wow that's a tough one! I think it might actually be Wild Thing by The Troggs - which is actually the first song I ever learned on guitar!
Kieron: I was thinking about this the other day! Mine was 'White n' Nerdy - Weird Al' back in my youth when YouTube had only just become a thing and I was learning the ins & outs of the internet.
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song?
Kieron: Gangster's Paradise by Coolio by a long shot, it's the only song I can confidently get 100%, excluding Kid Luna songs of course!
Lewis: There are far too many songs I'd choose for this! The first song that always pops into my head is Obviously by McFly, which is odd because I haven't heard that track in forever!
What was the first gig you went to?
Lewis: Very random actually - I was about 14, and my mate had a spare ticket to go and see La Roux at UEA in Norwich. At the time, I'd never listened to La Roux, but I wanted to go to a gig - so I bought the ticket and had a great night!
Kieron: Coincidentally, a very similar story to Lewis! My best mate had a spare ticket to see Deaf Havana at the UEA LCR when I was 14 - my guitar teacher had taught the boys in Deaf Havana so I was extremely eager to go and catch them playing locally.
Which song do you wish you'd written?
Lewis: Oh wow, that's far too tough to narrow down to one - there are far too many! For me, I think that "I Miss You" by Blink 182 will always be a track I wish I'd written. How many songs can be so simple, yet never get boring?
Kieron: Definitely Bohemian Rhapsody - how on earth did Queen manage to make such a long-winded complex song one of the most memorable in history, I'll never know!
Which song changed your life?
Kieron: I think for me it was Deaf Havana's Hunstanton Pier - that song really resonates with me having spent a lot of my teenage years on the Norfolk coast, working in Hunstanton and getting up to no good in the local pubs as those boys might have done. It gave me confidence that as a musician from the same area, I could go on to achieve big things just like they have.
Lewis: Again, far too many! I remember hearing Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and thinking "Wow, this track consists of so much talent!" I've always adored that track - there's just so much to it that I wish I had a hand in!
Which song would you like played at your funeral?
Lewis: I want my funeral to be more of a celebration of my life, rather than mourning me. For this reason, I'd choose to have "Here Comes The Sun" by The Beatles - it's a very fitting song I'd say!
Kieron: I'd love to have "Stairway to Heaven" played at my funeral - that guitar solo though!
What song is stuck in your head right now?
Lewis: Right now, I can't stop singing Soundcheck by Catfish & The Bottlemen. It's a song I'm always using for inspiration - 'cos it's just so damn good!
Kieron: At the moment, I can't stop singing 'R.E.M - Shiny Happy People' it's so irritatingly catchy for a song with such morbid meaning...
What was the first Album you bought?
Lewis: I remember heading down to my local HMV store to grab the debut Busted album. I'd only heard "What I Go To School For" by this point - but it didn't take me long to become a young super-fan!
Kieron: The First Album i ever bought was 'Dr. Dre 2001' when I was 12. I made sure not to tell mum about all the swearing... Loved blasting that one on the drive to college in my later years.
Which song made you want to play music?
Kieron: It wasn't so much a song that made me want to play music, I just watched a lot of Drake & Josh as a kid and always wanted to pick up a guitar and be like Drake Bell haha. Fortunately the reasons I play music now are different... or are they?
Lewis: Haha! Shows we are far too similar mate. Drake was the reason I learned guitar, as he became a bit of an idol. I purchased DVD's of him giving tutorials, his albums and Drake & Josh books. They just don't make TV like that any more!