A few days ago Knife Party took to Reddit to answer fan mail and talk about future albums, collaborations and much more. Besides revealing the most epic coffee run of all time, Knife Party addressed a variety of questions that revealed upcoming Knife Party plans for the 2015 year. With another album possibly in the works under the Pendulum name, the AMA came at a great time as fans have been burning up with questions.
Below are the highlights from the AMA and you can check out the full version here
Reddit: If you had to DJ anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Knife Party: private island in the Maldives and the moon, done the Maldives one so…
Reddit: What are your thoughts on ghost producers like Vorwerk and their effect on electronic music?
Knife Party: Personally I have infinite respect for the guy. I think the people who USE ghost producers are…well…a fucking joke, but I have lots of respect for Vorwerk and the other ghost producers themselves. It’s a hell of a business model: sit in the studio all day, sell music to talentless DJs, keep your anonymity, ???, profit…sounds fucking great to me, I wish I could do it!
Reddit: What’s the story behind you (Rob) singing on Deadmau5’s Ghosts n Stuff.. and how do you feel about where the song went?
Knife Party: Joel asked if I wanted to do vocals on it…so I did! V proud of it, although in retrospect I think may have borrowed the melody from Chris Isaac “Wicked Game”
Reddit: How did you decide on your emblem.. whats the story behind it?
Knife Party: Our logo was made by the talented Mr. Protski. IIRC we held a competition and his designs were the best.
Reddit: Will you ever do a coffee run with deadmau5?
Knife Party: : We had this great idea, where we’d pay some actors to hijack the car at gunpoint and lead Joel away, blindfolded, on our own coffee run of darkness and despair But now that’s in the open, we will never be invited
Reddit: So… how’s the new Pendulum album going?
Knife Party: Keep-management-and-fans-happy answer:
It’s not going at all (yet). We have a bunch of unreleased material from the last two albums that we still love, and would like to finish / re-work into something new, but we’re not actively working on it just yet.
It’s been nearly 5 years since the last Pendulum album – even if we do release new material, it will most likely sound completely different, just because…well, people change, and get bored of things, etc. I have no real desire to make drum’n’bass anymore, I have no desire to fuse it with rock, and I sure as fuck don’t have any desire to tour with a live band.
Around about the time we started Knife Party, I really lost my heart for the project. I remember playing Glastonbury 2011 on the main stage – we played just before Beyonce to a crowd full of parents and their kids waiting to sing “Crazy in Love”, staring at us with blank faces. I was watching the TV coverage of the show afterwards and I just thought “how the fuck did it turn into this? this isn’t the kind of project I wanted to be involved in at all”. It wasn’t even the crowd response, I just didn’t like anything about it.
On top of that, we weren’t making any money since we were spending it all on crew members wages, freight costs, transport, production assistants etc (touring with a band is REALLY expensive). Now, we were never into it for the money, but as you start getting closer to 30, you start to think “oh yeah, I have to…be able to eat food n stuff” – and if your heart isn’t in the project, well, there’s not much point in continuing.
We’re contracted for another album. I have no idea what’s going to happen. I don’t really want to do one – I’d prefer to work on something else with KP or perhaps a new project altogether. If I have to do it, then I will, but that’s never a great place to start making music.
You can read the full AMA here
Photo by: Rukes