What do you get when you put Bobbi Kitten and Z Wolf in a cauldron, mix-in a cacophony of dance beats and sprinkle the concoction with a dash of deliciousness?

The end result is a brew called “Witch Rock”, and that is just part of what makes Damn The Witch Siren so irresistibly fun.

We wanted to check-in with the band and find out what they have brewing this year, as they prepare to release a new single in May, 2017.

And so, Damn The Witch Siren receives the “Six Questions With…” treatment.

 

MiM – What are you currently cooking up in the cauldron?

Damn The Witch Siren – “Oh, you know. Eye of newt, the bones of children. That kind of thing. Can’t say how it will taste when it’s done, but we’ve been feeling very fiery.”

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Photo Credit: Damn The Witch Siren

 

MiM – I hear a blend of Dale Bozzio/Goldfrapp in Bobbi’s voice and a distinct Goldfrapp/Lords of Acid vibe in the music. Is that a fair assessment?

DTWS – “We are huge Goldfrapp fans, but I don’t think either of us have had much experience of Bozzio or Lords of Acid. I had friends who were Lords of Acid fans growing up though.

“But that’s the amazing thing about music, isn’t it? It’s a language. Even if we were never personally influenced by them I’m sure many artists we love were; and if you love those artists you might hear those sounds in us. Music has such a rich history now and it’s all become so cross-pollinated. I think it’s an exciting time to be alive and creating things.”

 

MiM – Define “Witch Rock”…

DTWS – “Witches are beautiful, powerful, mystical beings. Rock is a heavy style of music with lots of pointy edges.”

 

MiM – Last month marked DTWS’s three-year anniversary. Are you pleased with where you are currently and what are your plans to get “witch rock” out to a wider audience nationally?

DTWS – “Pleased, yes… but never satisfied. We have many plans, but they’re all very organic. I don’t believe you can really plan for success, you just have to do the best you can, be kind to people and seize opportunities when you see them.”

Photo Credit: Damn The Witch Siren
Photo Credit: Damn The Witch Siren

 

MiM – What are Damn The Witch Siren’s influences?

DTWS – “We listen to way too much stuff to list. The world is a banquet and we’re here to feast. Sometimes I panic because there’s too much good music in the world and I’ll never get to hear it all.

“Lately we’ve listening to a lot of Run the Jewels, Nao, Erik Satie, FKA Twigs, James Brown, Ice Cube, and Tears for Fears.”

 

MiM – What are DTWS’s immediate plans for 2017?

DTWS – “Fettuccine and then sex. After that… it’s top secret.”

 

“Sweeter than the sweetest fruit, Hanging from the sweetest tree…”

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