Miss Kittin interview by Bugged Out!
Talking meww-sic and more ahead of her set at The End.
Paris-based Miss Kittin hit notoriety in 2002 through her collaboration with The Hacker and by lending her vocal talents to fellow feline Felix da Housecat's ‘Silver Screen Shower Scene’. She followed these up with a slew of releases employing the lyrical wit and unique vocals she’s now famous for. Her second solo album ‘Batbox’ is currently out Nobody's Bizzness - an album of electronic music for the dead of night with a unique Miss Kittin take.
She’s been a firm favourite with the Bugged Out! gang for years – her Bugged Out! compilation in 2006 was one of the best in the series. It’s been a year since she last visited - so promoter Johnno sent a couple of interview questions over ahead of her headline set at the Bugged Out! Christmas party.
Bugged Out!: Why did you decide to get back with the Hacker and tour again this year?
Miss Kittin: We both got a bit bored with DJing and travelling alone. We had new songs, we thought it's time to put ourselves in danger again. Our chemistry is a great chance to grow!
What was the Kittin & Hacker show like in London last week? Did you enjoy it?
Half of our equipment got lost by Air France, I had a bad scooter accident two days before, our light guy got all his stuff stolen in his hotel room, and even though the venue was very low tech, even though I was in pain, I was so happy to be alive and safe, I think I delivered something full of love that night. I gave so much I couldn't stay in the crowd or talk to anyone after the show. Some people said it was the best performance they ever saw from me, I can believe them. I will surely remember that one.
What can we expect from you at The End next Saturday at Bugged Out’s Christmas party?
I don't know. I never know. I really want to have fun because I haven't played a set in two months, being all seriously focused on the live tour and singing. I have lots of new tracks I never played so it will be a surprise for me too!
You have a new Miss Kittin album ready for 2008 called Batbox. Is it a goth album?! Why did you call it that?
Batbox sounds good, it's the name of a track on the album I really like. It's just Miss Kittin style, like letting the bats fly out my head. Do you think I could really make a goth album?
What’s the style of the album? Is it more song based or techno?
It's definitely more song based, I am obviously better at writing songs than techno tracks. But my aim was always to try to write songs with strange twisted electronic sounds. It's hard to define the style, let's say it's more something to listen to at home, not really in a club, even though it's not so slow. Powerful electronic pop music glowing in the dark for modern girls struggling with love and existential problems, something like that! Maybe it is goth after all...
What are you hoping to get for Christmas?
Hmm...Scrabble (from my mother, to play with her), special dice, a Nintendo DS with the Cerebral Training programme, the biography of Simone Veil (a feminist politician) and the DVD box of Lords of the Rings. I haven't seen it yet.
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
To practice yoga regularly, keep being surrounded by healthy loving people, pass my motorbike license and buy the motorbike of my dream: a Triumph Bonneville.