The Knocks have been in the industry for a while now, and they are back and better than ever with a new EP, Testify, out today. Mixing an eclectic blend of pop and dance and electronic, they know how to get people dancing.
We sat down with them to learn more about surviving the industry, touring, traveling, and more!
Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to talk to us! What can we expect on the new Testify EP?
A little bit of everything. It's definitely a different sound for us and a departure from our album '55,' but thats the beauty of EPs and the current music climate. You can kinda create this little body of work that fits & exists within itself, then move on and do something totally different after. This EP is a bit darker for sure & shows off our production chops a little bit more.
You've been in the music game for a while now. We're sure you've had your fair share of frustrations, roadblocks, etc. How do you keep your passion alive through the years, and if you could go back in time and give yourself one advice, what would you want to tell yourself?
We have had frustrations over the years, but the thing that keeps us going is the fact that our fan base is still continuing to grow - allowing us to play bigger shows and share music with more people. It feels like we are always growing as artists and the fans have accepted and continues to show support. If it felt like things were getting stale and the music wasn't reacting, it would be a bit harder to continue working at our current rate, but progress and evolution are things we strive for.
You're veterans on travel and touring now. What can we expect this time around on the North American tour?
We have been spending hours and hours prepping for the FGFG Tour and re-booting our entire live show. We think this new performance has a little something for everybody. Old knocks, new knocks, & unheard knocks. The show progresses from a normal set to a full on party/club set bythe end; it really grows and picks up as the night goes on.
To go along with that, you probably know a thing or two about traveling and how to make it easier. What is the biggest advice you can give to stay-at-home bloggers like me, who might be a little lost on how to navigate through an airport or a foreign city?
For an airport- pick your security line wisely... avoid children & elderly people. For a foreign city... buy portable wifi... your data plan will never last. We had portable wifi on our European tour and it was a game changer.
Finally, what can we expect from you for the rest of 2017?
New music, new remixes, new shows, new visuals, lots of festivals, & who knows. We're excited to find out.
Testify is out now via iTunes.