1. “What inspired the name of the band, and what are your influences?”
“We are big AC/DC fans, and when we were just starting out we were trying to find a name that suited our style, then we heard the song Kissin’ Dynamite and we liked it. We think that the name reflects our powerful and energetic music. We’re not really a band that figures out trends or anything, we’re big on Rock and Roll. I’ve always wondered why we’re referred to as a metal band, because when I think of metal, I think of Judas Priest and Accept.”
2. What was the writing process for the album like, and where did you get inspiration?
“Our new album Ecstasy is the first album we’ve done without any pressure. We finished our contract with AFM, and decided we needed a change. But there was no immediate pressure, so we started writing freely without a deadline for ourselves. The album is filled with positive, good vibes. When we were halfway done writing it, we got a call from Sony Germany, who wanted us to complete the album with them. And so, on this album there’s a reduced synth presence and we’re back to basics, and doing what we do best. A focus on the state of humanity, realness of human emotion. I’ve Got The Fire, We Break the Stone are songs that reflect this.”
3. What songs are you looking forward to playing live?
“That’s difficult because the songs are all our babies, some will definitely work live. Songs like I’ve Got The Fire, You’re Not Alone, Ecstasy and Heart of Stone, which I think would make a great encore!”
4. What plans do you have for the future?
“We didn’t accept a lot of the shows we were offered, we wanted to focus on the promotion for this record. We’ve got five shows booked, and then we’re going on a tour with Powerwolf and Amaranthe which should be great. Next year we’ll do a headline tour and then play some festivals.”
Kissin’ Dynamite’s new album Ecstasy is out on 6th July.