How did you meet each other?
KD: Kalani's family owns a music store in the palisades where Sarah and I both teach and work. The first time i met Kalani I was in a bass lesson with her dad and Kalani was trying to act cool in-front of me and said, "Sup" with a head nod. She proceeded to fall on her ass right after that. Malcolm went to my school and was in my guitar class, so when we were looking for a lead guitar player in early October I knew just the guy.
KF: We’ve all been pretty good friends since I was in 7th grade and I thank my family’s music store for that. When my dad introduced Katie to me it was apart of his plan to have us start a band. And yeah I always fall on my ass.
MP: I first met Katie in middle school after I saw her playing a guitar on her instagram, at this time i didn’t really have any musical friends, so I hit her up to jam. It was really awkward cause I’ve never met her before so there was basically a stranger coming to my house. I met Kalani through Katie at her dad’s music store and we clicked instantly, and we became really close friends. The idea of a band was floating around but we didn’t have a drummer, and I wasn’t really into the idea of a band back then. Eight months of rehab later, when I came back home within a week im asked to play a gig with them. At this time sarah was the drummer and i met her, but we never really talked until maybe five rehearsals later.
SK: I met Katie through a mutual friend at our high school when she was a Freshman and I was a Junior. We became really close but also had this love/hate relationship and would fight a lot. But now we love each other and are like the “moms” of the band. Then I met Kalani through the music store as well. I took lessons from her grandpa when I was 8 and then Katie reintroduced her to me in 2016. And, Malcolm, well I heard a lot about Malcolm but we never actually became friends until he joined the band. At first we barely ever talked but now i love him to death. I love all my band mates. They’re like family to me
When did your band form?
Our band formed on March 25th, 2017 but Malcolm was officially our guitar player and completed the band on October 13th 2017.
Who are your favorite local bands?
Our favorite local bands are Sunset Crater, Sick Transit, The Chonks, Mediocre, The Lady Fingers, Plumber, Sitting on Stacy, and The Blank Minds.
When was your first show/gig?
We already had already played a bunch of house shows and Sunnyside Club Fest, but our first show all together was October 13th, 2017.
KF: We fucked up extremely hard but it was a blast. 3 hours of practice with a new guitarist on Friday the 13th was the most sus thing we’ve ever tried to accomplish.
KD: Our old guitar player couldn't make the gig so we asked Malcolm if he could play. He only had 3 hours that day to learn 6 songs and i admire him so much for just saying fuck it and trying.
What are some bands that you guys have on repeat at the moment? Or what are some bands that you would recommend to people?
KD: We tend to listen to a wide variety of rock. Anything from Mac Demarco to Rage Against the Machine, Soundgarden, or Hole. Sounds pretty basic but they are huge inspirations to us.
KF: I grew up listening to a lot of punk girl bands: L7, Bikini Kill, Dead Sara, Hole, Siouxsie and the Banshees... I’ve always been a huge feminist and wanted to start an all girl grunge/rock band since I was a kid.
SK: Right now I'm obsessed with the Fleet Foxes and Real Estate and 60s Folk and Psychedlia. But i grew up listening to a lot of classic rock, 90s grunge, and hip hop.
Who would your dream collab be?
KF: Soundgarden or Sonic Youth. I get a lot of my inspiration from the both of them and it would be a dream (and just a dream rip Chris Cornell) to be able to play alongside them. Katie’s gonna say BTS.
KD: (hell yeah)
SK: I'm a wannabe hesh kid so I'll say Mac Demarco
What’s the best part of the local music scene where you’re based?
KD: We're technically apart of two "local" scenes, (as Kalani lives in Ojai) and the Ojai/Ventura locals are our current favorite. The people that come to our shows there come for the music, not just the social scene. They really know how to mosh too.
KF: I love being apart of the local scene in LA because that’s my home, it's where I grew up. Although since I’ve moved up to Ojai/Ventura area I’ve fallen in love with the scene here. Everyone’s so excited when there's a show since nothing ever goes on here. The energy here is fantastic. I’m all about the crowd when i perform because I love being IN the crowd and dancing too. It’s such an amazing feeling when you have people that actually thrash and vibe to your music and i see a lot of that in both LA and Ventura.
What is it like working together?
Working together can sometimes be a challenge as we always share very strong opinions, but if anyone has any input that they want to share we openly listen and try to incorporate their ideas or at least take them into consideration. We work as a close knit team and show each other lots of support and love with lots of cuddle sessions. Writing music and band practices involve lots of screaming (in a good way) and having fun. Snapping in and out of the "zone" comes very easy to us so when we need to crack down and work we quickly chill out (but we still maintain that high energy).
SK: They’re all fucking crazy..... But in the good way
Band practice can be hectic sometimes cause they all have so much energy.