1. Can you tell us shortly about Kill Me Tomorrow? When did it all start and
how many members are taking part of this project? Do you have side
Kill Me Tomorrow started out as a sort of open-ended bedroom pop band
between K8 and I in Oregon. Around 1995, maybe? We moved around and played
with lot of different people in different arrangements, but never really
pushed hard for any certain thing until the last couple years. Now its
just myself, K8 and Dan and were the closest weve ever been to actually
making the kind of music wed want to hear or see. K8 and I do have a side
projec t called Tender Buttons. Various electronic elements and me losing my
mind with a bullhorn.
2. How do you compose? I listen to your music it seems to me to find
different kind of influences... is there any group or musician that
influenced you in a special way?
Our composition technique right now is very hard to explain. We have an
approach that allows us all to work in a way were comfortable with, but
pushes us to play harder. None of the songs are composed in a
"singer-songwriter" kind of way. They are built on rhythms, specific sounds
weve generated with all our shit and ideas more than anything else. We all
listen to such a wide variety of music that nobody in particular influences
us the most in a conscious way. Certain movies and books have had more
effect on me in the last year than any particular piece of music. We hear
the usual classic post-punk references from people who are trying to
describe us, but what really influences us the mo st musically these days is
the Wu-Tang Clan and a lot of early dub records.
3. Which relation do you have with food? Do you like to cook or is it
something you connect to the music? Like do you write songs like cooking a
dish, do you like mixing sounds like ingredients for a cake?
K8 is an accomplished chef. She no longer cooks in any sort of restaurant.
She mostly cooks to relax now and for guests. Making music is not very
relaxing for us, really. We dont do it to relax. Your ideas about
ingredients and all that applies, but one always want food to taste as good
as possible and look as nice as possible. Frequently in a song we are
making something that wouldnt taste good, something a person would prefer
to spit out but weve got to convince them to swallow it for some other
reason. For their own good, maybe. Music thats like good food can be very
sophisticated, but its still basically made to please the person thats
consuming it. Gourmet mu sic. Of course theres p lenty of music thats like
bad food. People that are not very skilled at playing are just like people
who can barely boil a pan of water. There are people who play music thats
practically already been made for them. They are like people who eat frozen
dinners. Fast food music is probably the most visible type of music in our
culture. Junk food music. Eminiem? Spice Girls? Not like theyre even
being subtle about it. We arent here to please people. Pleasure is a part
of our music, but so is pain. People generally dont like food that causes
4. Where have you been touring, what do you eat when on tour? Is anybody of
you vegan and stuff? What is your favourite food (like Italian, sushi ) and
why. Tell us about all the memories about touring and food did you notice
differences in food in different places?
Weve toured the United States and the West Coast several times. Plans are
in the works to tour Europe, Japan a nd elsewhere. Well tour anywhere as
long as its well put together. We are all huge sushi fans. Dont get to
have much of that on the road because its too expensive. Usually we dont
get to eat very well on tour. We eat a lot of beer. Sometimes nice people
cook for us. I hate to eat before playing though. It makes me sick.
Sandwiches are good on tour. I eat a lot of breakfast bars. Mostly its
shit food. 24 hour diners. We try to avoid fast food. Sandwiches are
pretty much the highlights. You get to really appreciate a good sandwich.
We got really into hot sauces on one tour and bought a lot of different ones
we would keep in the van and bring into each restaurant we went into.
Almost all restaurants have only Tabasco as an option and Tabasco sucks.
There are usually more options in the South where hot sauces are more
popular. We live in San Diego so of course we eat a lot of Mexican food.
Lengua tacos are my favorite.
5. Can you introduce us to y our CD
Our most recent releases are a single off of Gold Standard Laboratories ("I
Require Chocolate b/w Rats For Sale") and last years "Chrome Yellow" EP off
of Silver Girl and Bad Ice Cream. We dont play any of the "Chrome Yellow"
material any more, but still like it. We play "I Require Chocolate" a lot
still. Weve got another EP coming out off of GSL recorded by Pall Jenkins
of the Black Heart Procession called "Skins Getting Weird" and have a
full-length with GSL thatll be recorded by Steve Revitte (Liars, Beastie
Boys, J Mascis etc.). Thats gonna be called "The Garbageman and the
Prostitute". Both will be out later in the year.
6.Which are your best recipes? If you have any which is the one that sorted
out as to be the best track and the one you would like to work at and you
havent done yet?.
As far as food goes K8 has too many recipes to list here. As far as songs
go we are always trying to do our best and better the next time around.
Our latest recipes mostly have to do with destroying signals, syncopation and
7. Can you give as your 10 favourites dishes?
I am a simple man. Or at least I like to think so. My favorite dish is
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. I cant eat it as often as I used to, but I ate
it almost every day as a boy and could probably make a perfect batch to my
specifications with my eyes closed. I love K8s stroganoff, but its pretty
rich and we cant eat it too much. I love her Indian chicken dish. Hard to
describe. She makes great Thai food. A lot of different curries. She used
to make this pasta I called "Fettucine ala K8" that was a strong gorgonzola
cream sauce with basil, roma tomoatoes and chicken or shrimp. I like things
with Scallops. Fried oysters with a little lemon have always been a
favorite of mine. Mushrooms. Strong flavoured meat, but no liver. K8 and
I love Pho soup and a lot of other Vietnamese food.
8. Are you playing gigs in the near future? What are your plans for the
Were touring the U.S. and West Coast a lot of times this year, as usual.
Were recording a lot, releasing a lot of records. Were going to write a
lot of new material and try our best to actually hang on to all of it and
not leave it in the dust like we usually do. Were making some videos as
well and that is great.
9. Messages for our Miele readers? What do you think they should eat and
listen to at the same time?
Eat and listen to what you like. Listen to and eat things you havent eaten
before. Dont listen to yourself or other people eating. Itll ruin
everything. All those smacking sounds are disgusting and if you cant tune
them out they will make you into an insane person.
We are not dead together so far.