We get to know K Mak on your Monday morning; after all who are we to resist a woman with a penchant for pool noodles and blue face paint?
The Brisbane artist has a fresh new single out called ‘You Have All The Time In The World’, an EP on the way in just a couple of month’s time and is ready for the live arena too.
Ladies and gents, introducing K Mak!
01. Name : K Mak.
02. Where are you based? Brisbane, Australia.
03. How did you get your start in music? I was struck by a bolt of cello lightening in high school.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Post-rock, post-classical, post-pop, cello-y, felt.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. You’ve probably worked out by now it was born from my love of the cello, so is rooted in classical music I guess. Coupled with a love of pop and electronic music, and a need to get something inside me out.
06. Who have been your musical influences? Hmmm. I love love love Radiohead, Bjork and Tori Amos so there’re probably (hopefully!) bits of them in there somewhere. Also The Necks and The Dirty Three….
07. What are your favourite songs of all time? Aaaah mean question. Can I cheat and make it favourites this month? Simona – ‘Still’, Amy Shark – ‘Drive You Mad’, Vera Blue – ‘First Week’, Tigran Hamasyan – ‘The Cave of Rebirth’.
08. What was the first album you ever bought? Joe Satriani – ‘Surfing With The Alien’, for that one song ‘Always With Me, Always With You’.
09. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I’m a double Gemini – Gemini with Gemini rising.
10. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? Hmmmm. I studied law before I studied music so… Alternative Dispute Resolution? I think secretly I’d also like to try advertising.
11. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? No need to prove, just present.
12. Tell us about your latest release. It was written after being rejected by a lover, but knowing they would return – eventually. I had a rare moment of accepting the situation, and allowing the other party to do what they needed to do – without pressure. This liberated me too. I guess this song is a waiting party!
13. What do your future plans involve? Finish and release EP (March!). Repeat. Probably some more film clips along the way too, and some live performances.
14. Where can our audience catch you live? At a Brisbane venue to be revealed real soon – currently sussing out the Undergound Opera space, a disused reservoir in Spring Hill. Sydney and Melbourne, I’m looking at you too.