A long time in the making, the anticipated debut album from the sensational rock band Kadawatha will finally be released on iTunes on April 14th.
Whether you call their music fantasy rock, modern artprog or space pop - there´s one thing their fans can agree on, Kadawatha is the most exciting rock band from Scandinavia in a long time.
Palace of Rock just had to find out all the details behind the amazing album "The World of Hypocrisy" with frontman Daniel Kadawatha.
-Hi! It was a mix of both, I did some cowritings and had a couple of meetings with various people in the music business. But I also hung out with some old friends.
-It definitely is! Especially when we play a new song that I haven´t had the experience of perform live yet... then I really have to focus. But after a few gigs and lot of rehearsals it usually gets better.
Would be a tragedy if it didn´t.
-I do, I was born in Sri Lanka and adopted to my family here in Sweden. Me and my wife went back to Sri Lanka 2 years ago and found my biological family, which was a very unique and rich experience.
-Thanks! Some of the older songs are fairytale based narratives, played out in a fictional world....but lately I have been writing "normal" lyrics where I just express my thoughts and feelings as they are.
I don´t reinterpret them into fairytales any more but maybe there will come a time where I´ll do that again.....I don´t know.....it just feels right to write normal lyrics at the moment.
The mystical vibe is still present in a lot of my lyrics though.
-Well, it didn´t long take to produce the album, we started in 2011 and it was done after a year. The reason we didn´t release it straight away was that we wanted to release it on a big label.....and at the time we had many major labels that were very interested, we actually started collaborating with some of them. But in the end it all took so long, and we couldn´t wait anymore so in 2013 we decided to release it ourselves.
And after we made that decision, there was a lot of things to work with, videos, artwork etc....which we had to do ourselves except for Gonna stay, -a video that a group of friends produced.
But now everything is finished and we are ready to get it all out there.
-It´ll be released digitally on April 14th so it´s very soon.
-I am the main producer of the album and the majority of the record is actually recorded in my old apartment, hahaha. But of course the guys in the band have contributed to the production, as well as Henrik Edenhead who mixed it.
-Haha! I don´t know. If you think of those who chases pacman, then NO! But who knows what lies beyond the horizon of human understanding and reception...? Maybe not ghosts, but maybe something else. I don´t know.
-Hm, I think I´m influenced by a lot of artists...and not only artists but every experience that somehow make an impression on me. I have a lot of different music....everything from Mew, Deftones, Muse, The National, Coldplay, Cult of Luna, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Mute Math and many many more.
The style of genre doesn´t really matter, everything that touches me and make an imprint is interesting. Oh, I love scoring music as well.....Hans Zimmer, John Williams....I think I´m influenced by everything really. Hahaha.
-We have some songs left for b-sides but we haven´t planned on when or if we shall release them.
-I guess so, it was the first instrument I started playing. But in highschool I played a lot of drums as well.
And as I´ve been producing music ever since highscool I´ve gotten to learn to play more instruments along the way.
-Very interesting question! I would definitely do it but I´m not sure which song I´d do....maybe Machine by Frida Sundemo or Gobbledigook by Sigur Ros.
-I think it´s a great thing because you can get your music distributed worldwide in a heartbeat, without having a label. But of course it would be great if the artist gets a fair share of the income and hopefully that aspect will improve in time.
-We are right in the middle of the booking process, and yet we have only one show booked, but more will come. The one that is booked will be at Sticky Fingers topfloor, May 31st.
I´m sure we´ll have some summershows booked very soon too. You´ll just have to stay tuned.