Kill Your Boyfriend released their new track Elizabeth, via Depths Records, at the end of 2019 and early this year are embarking on a tour that includes London’s Old Blue Last and one gig in Scotland in Bar Bloc. The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the new track and their plans for recording in 2020.
TF: You have a new single out, Elizabeth, what can we expect from this
Speaking of Elizabeth, we should start saying that it’s our first song titled with a female name. All our previous ones have a male one because we liked the trick between the name of the band (taken from Grant Morrison and Philip Bond’s Graphic Novel) and a hypothetical death list of men.
For this song we also tried to do something different from all our other records, working a lot to create a new sound: deeper, noisier and more metallic. It should reflect the cruelty of someone who treats you badly while you love him, and this situation drives you to madness. The B-side is a remix by our friend Danny Christiansen, guitarist of Canadian band Preoccupations. The single is a 7″ limited edition, only 300 red vinyl pieces released by London-based Depths Records.
TF: And how would you sum up the track in one sentence?
A short crazy path from love to mental asylum.
TF: And are you working towards the release of an album or EP?
Yes, we’re working to release a new album later this year and we are defining all the details. The sound will be close to Elizabeth and we can tell you that all the songs will have a female name but we don’t want to say more because we want to keep a little mystery about it.
TF: What else is on the cards for Kill Your Boyfriend, can we expect a gig in Scotland soon?
Sure. We’ll play at Bloc+ (Bar Bloc) in Glasgow on the 4th of February. It’s part of our UK tour that will start at the end of January, the 30th at the Old Blue Last in London. Unfortunatelly it’s only one concert in Scotland but we hope to be able to organise a more extensive one of the country, one day. Everybody’s told us that it’s a beautiful country! If you want to know all our next gigs, we suggest you to keep an eye on our social pages, normally they are updated with all our news and concerts.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
It’s hard to say, believe us! We played in a lot of festivals and clubs around Europe and UK, with a bunch of cool bands and each gig had something special, so it’s difficult to choose one as our favourite. At the moment, probably because the memories of that incredible day are still vivid in our minds, one of our favourite is Astral Elevator presents the Psych Rising, in Manchester the last October. It was our first time in a city we love for several reasons and we played in a club packed with a very hot audience. We cannot describe every feeling we experienced but it was “such a perfect day”.