By: Jenna Melanson
KOI Music Festival takes place on September 25-27 in Kitchener, ON . Yesterday, we started a countdown to this well known music festival, beginning with our Q&A with Harbour. Now, for the next Q&A, we had the chance to ask St. Catharines, ON based post-hardcore band, Bitter Kids a few questions. Now it’s your chance to find out what they had to say.
First off, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name’s David and I am the lead vocalist of Bitter Kids. I’m tall, love food, love tea, and love playing music.
You will be playing KOI Music Festival this month, which is quickly becoming known as one of the fastest growing indie music festivals in Canada, how does it feel to play at this festival?
It feels great! We’re all stoked to share the stage with some great acts and hangout with fans/friends all weekend long. Playing the Toronto date of warped tour back in July was a lot of fun and I’m excited to have the same feeling at KOI fest.
Is this your first time playing at KOI Music Festival?
Yes it is our first time.
For someone who has yet to see you perform live, what can be expected?
We have a ton of fun on stage. Our live performance consists of a lot of energy, ambient sounds, and lots of spinning around.
Do you have a favourite song that you like to perform live?
I’d say The Next Life is probably my favourite because it has a lot of crowd interaction. Before the song kicks in I like to get the crowd singing some “woahs” so they can repeat after me throughout the song.
You’re going to be sharing the stage with some great Canadian acts, are there any in specific that you are most excited to see?
There are a lot of good artists, I personally want to see August Burns Red, LetLive, Texas in July, and our friend SayWeCanFly.
What’s up next for you?
Right now, we are working on releasing some new songs to give a feel of the new Bitter Kids sound. We had a lineup change a few months ago, so now is the time to take everything and make it exactly how we want it to be moving forward.
How can people find out more about you? What are your social media platforms?
Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to the readers?
Thank you for reading this, hope I got you somewhat excited for KOI fest and I will see you there!!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.