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Bellus Magazine (BM): What can you tell us about your new EP “TESTIFY”?
The Knocks (TK): It’s a bit of a departure from our normal sound, but we really wanted to show our production chops with this one and approach the process a bit differently. As we were traveling so much, we had to get a bit creative.
BM: What is the process like going off to make an EP? Did you go at this with a fresh slate or did you have some idea of what you wanted to do?
TK: It started with our song “HEAT” and wanting to make a body of work that experimented with new genres and sounds . With HEAT, we loved it so much that we decided we wanted to build an EP around it.
BM: What is it like headlining a tour?
TK: Headlining a tour is great because everyone came just to see you, so the energy is always super high and everyone is there to have a good time and let loose. We much prefer it to opening.
BM: What has been one of your most interesting nights on tour yet, that you can talk about?
TK: L.A was an interesting and awesome night. We had a ton of special guests and there were a lot of friends in attendance so that made it such a great experience. We also hung out with Skrillex before our show.
BM: Do you work on a track with a specific artist in mind? Or let it happen organically?
TK: We like to let it happen organically. That way the song never sounds forced, and a more natural song comes together. There has to be a connection or else it doesn’t work. We aren’t going to put anything out just because there’s a name on it.
BM: What do you look for in a collaborator?
TK: Nothing specifically, just someone with a good vibe and good ear for dope music. Definitely no divas or people that are difficult to work with, no matter how talented they may be.
BM: Where can fans listen to your new EP?
TK: Streaming on every streaming outlet and all over the internet! Seek and you will find.
BM: What is the best place for fans to keep up to date with your journey?
TK: Our website www.theknocks.com and on our social media (Twitter, Insta, FB, Snap, etc.) … all @TheKnocks.
BM: What’s next for you?
TK: Playing the second half of our Feel Good Feel Great headline tour, then summer festivals and writing more music. It’s time to think about the second album!
“TESTIFY” EP is out now via Big Beat/Neon Gold (stream/buy links below) and upcoming tour dates are here below!
THE KNOCKS 2017 “FEEL GOOD FEEL GREAT” TOUR:
Buy Tickets: http://smarturl.it/FGFGTour
SAT 04-Mar-17 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry @ The Fillmore Philadelphia** *
FRI 10-Mar-17 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club***
SAT 11-Mar-17 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall***
TUE 14-Mar-17 Lansing, MI – The Loft***
THU 16-Mar-17 Detroit, MI – Shelter***
FRI 17-Mar-17 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground***
SAT 18-Mar-17 Montreal, QC – Belmont ***
TUE 21-Mar-17 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall***
WED 22-Mar-17 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater***
THU 23-Mar-17 Boston, MA – Royale Boston***
FRI 24-Mar-17 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place***
SAT 25-Mar-17 New York, NY – Terminal 5***