Comprised of Oregon native Luke Hall and Chicagoan Joey Colando, Kidd Bayou started creating music together while both were focusing on their own projects, and have recently indulged us with new single, Gold.
The guys spoke with The Fountain about how they met, what more we should expect from them in 2018 and their favourite gig.
TF: A new single release, you must be excited?
Yeah, it’s super cool to get new music out in the ether. Hopefully people like it, listen to it, share it with their friends, and listen to the rest of the record.
TF: How did the two of you meet?
We met at a party in LA years and years ago. Luke’s bandmate was my roommate. If I’m not mistaken, it was a Christmas house party. I was wearing a onesie and I think Luke was wearing a onesie as well. So, you know, the rest is history.
TF: And where did you draw your musical inspiration from, has it come half from Oregon, half from Chicago?
No, I don’t think our inspiration is a product of where we come from. Maybe to a degree, but me and Luke grew up across the country from each other and we have similar musical tastes and styles. I think music is a constant in an always changing life. So, I think we both were inspired by the music we listened to growing up.
TF: Are you going to be promoting this with a tour, are we likely to see you play live soon?
We hope so. We need to figure out the logistics of it. We recorded the album with just ourselves. So, if we are going to end up playing on the road we are going to need some help.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
Intimate gigs are always my favourite. When we first started to play together, we played a show for our friends and that was super fun. In a way it validated us. They seemed to like it so we were like, “I think we are on to something.”