KAV for FAULT Issue 10

FAULT caught up with KAV to chat about his music, his career and his upcoming album with his Band of Blaggers…


What’s your favourite track on the upcoming album and why?

It’s always hard to pick one of your own tracks as a favourite, but I love the energy of “Blaggers N’ Liars”, and I’m still not bored with playing it live. It’s been opening the set since the start of the band. I wrote that song on a bass guitar, and the bass line was the first things I recorded live with Jim; it gives it that driving vibe! My personal favourite would have to be a toss up between “Dirty Freak Money”, “City Of Sun”, and “Lizard King”!


Where do you find lyrical inspiration?

From everything that surrounds me! I write all the time ,and most of my songs and lyrics will never make the light of day. I’m inspired by every aspect of life, and all my songs have meanings. I don’t just write down anything just because it rhymes!


You’ve had pretty rave reviews for your work on this project. Do you find it puts additional pressure on you to live up to critics’ expectations?

Maybe? Not sure, to be honest. I think some people look to pick holes into what you do no matter what, while others get very excited about anything you do. It’s just personal opinions at the end of the day. Yes, it’s nice when people get on your vibe and appreciate what you do, but I’m just as excited about guitars, bands, and music as I was when I was 12 years old. I love it!


Why should people buy the new Band of Blaggers album?

If you like rock ’n’ roll with a real sonic soul, you should get it. If you like songs that mean something, songs that you like playing loud when you want to be uplifted and experience a life’s work squashed into 10 songs, then you should buy it. If you wan to listen to music that makes you want to go out there and do something, then this is it!


Read the full interview in FAULT issue 10, available DIGITALLY and in PRINT