Five Questions With… Las Kellies

We played Las Kellies on our 1/7/2018 global garage show, loved their music, and reached to see if they would be the first in our new “Five Questions With..” series. The purpose of the series is to ask bands from all around the world the same five questions in order to plug you into scenes from around the globe.

This all-girl garage rock trio formed in Buenos Aires in 2005 and has released five full-length LPs. The latest, Friends & Lovers, came out on Fire Records in 2016 and sees the group merging its garage psych grooves with post-punk and dub sounds.

Band: Las Kellies
Country of Origin: Argentina

 

Five Questions

1. What is your desert island disc (the one album you couldn’t live without?)

Mmm difficult, there are so many.
I think now a day I can say J.J. Cale, the album Really.

2. How did the band members meet?

We meet in 2005, I think. In a friend’s concert. The girls get me in the band right away. At the next day we got two of our best hits: shaking dog and scotch whisky!

3. What is the underground music scene like in your home country?

Is really diverse. So eclectic! There’s a lot going on, a huge underground scene.

4. What are some of your biggest influences outside of music?

Nature & garbage. Society & loneliness.

5. Tell us about your favorite show you ever played.

We loved to play in a train wagon in Stuttgart, Germany. That was a terrific show, we didn’t have enough place to play, people where all over and I crash my teeth on the mic. Paris is one of the best places for us to play, people are so into the show and they return each year we come back to play.

Paul

Paul experienced a spiritual awakening in high school when he accidentally tuned his radio from the modern rock station to the local college station. He spent time as both a DJ and Music Director for Elon University's WSOE FM, where he also first met sonic soulmate Ryan Sweeney. Paul's favorite genre is "fast, raw, and loud."