Check out the new song from Kid Pistol & Noraa Ish – Mayday
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Kid Pistol and Noraa Ish are both from Portland, OR. Alan Logston, our keys player, is from Vancouver, WA. We are where we are today because we don’t stop. We get up everyday with the same train of thought, we go to bed every night and dream the same dream. Music is all we want.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
“Mayday” is our latest song we’re promoting. It’s the most upbeat, high-tempo song on our album (Karma) for sure. The song is about overcoming personal obstacles and those who oppose you and succeeding in your craft. It also has a certain fun kinda cockiness about it.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
One of the hardest things for us is to balance making music that we are passionate about, that we love, but that isn’t selfish. Artists often make music for themselves, and some artists make music only for others. We have things we need to say, but we have to find the balance, we have to keep the listeners in mind to some extent when I write,and put vocals on an instrumental because if we don’t we’re not making music for ourselves.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Kid Pistol: Honestly, it’s hard to come up with just one setback because the industry is one big setback. No one wants to help you, no one wants to put in the work until they see you and your team finally reaping the benefits of all your endless work. My biggest constant struggle is finding ways to always be producing new fresh sounding instrumentals and writing material that people will never forget, probably because I’m so critical on myself.
Noraa Ish: In 2010, I went on a music hiatus. I didn’t write, record, perform, nothing for nearly a year. Kid approached me with the 21-Reprise (our previous album) concept and I was able to get inspired again. We put that out as a free download summer of 2011 and we have been pushing hard ever since.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Lying. Artists often want to be perceived and they want things they haven’t earned. Don’t pretend to be at a level you are not. If people respect you, you will be at that level soon enough. Be you, believe in what you are doing, don’t spend so much time convincing others to believe.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Noraa Ish: “You should be more like me, but that is so unlikely.”
Kid Pistol: Always push yourself to the fullest extent, especially during times when you’re feeling uninspired, and kill sh*t on stage. I’m the most energetic person in the world on stage, lol.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
First and foremost, we like to present ourselves as we truly are. We avoid offering false images and messages to fans. We simply present an honest product that represents the people we are and we provide this consistently, whether in music videos, performances, songs, etc. The people who appreciate this approach become loyal fans and they promote for us. That’s our favorite, when we touch someone to the point they now have to share with the people they care about and respect.
Where can people visit you?
I’m not in prison, what you mean visit me (ahahaha).
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