Headline Act: Krave

We’ve been lucky enough to premiere a couple of videos (“Purgatory” and “Walk of Atonement” ) and the EP Self Exposure by these guys over the last couple of months, so it’s a great pleasure to give you a further glimpse into the life of Krave!

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Krave are from the sunny city of Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

How did you meet?

I met Ryan about 5 years ago when him and I were in the same covers band together for a long time and then I met Sam when I started year 11 at Music Industry College. I introduced Ryan and Sam to each other and we all gelled together well as a group.

How long have you been playing as a band?

We have been together as a band for the better half of one year and a half.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

We will never get sick of it. It’s a funny story – it took a while for us to figure out a band name that packed a punch and wasn’t already taken as an existing name. I envisioned our band to have a strong one-syllable name like Kiss or Korn that was short, sweet and memorable. I began to think about how I’m always craving music and that I want our music to be addictive to others since everyone craves good music. And then I thought of Crave, but that spelling was taken. But then to be edgy like ‘Korn’ or something, I spelt it Krave. We thought that sat strong and looked punchy so we rolled with it since it was not taken.

What are your influences?

All of us have a range of different influences we draw on: Bring Me The Horizon, System Of A Down, Pantera, CKY, Queens Of The Stone Age, AC/DC and Flash And The Pan.

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Describe your music. What makes you unique?

I believe what makes Krave very unique is our primal rhythmic style, heavy light and shade contrasting with melody, explosive riffs played either progressively or melodically and also powerful female vocals solidifying the music all together to make our unique alt metal / hard rock sound.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Definitely, the main theme of my lyrics entail the journey of different traumas. I encrypted the lyrics with symbolism and literalism to create a poetic way of touching on themes of mental health, anger, loneliness, addiction and self-infliction.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

From what people have told me, they said Krave’s live experience is something to behold. We have a whole lot of energy, movement, engagement, precision and passion delivered in our showmanship as a band. Many of our fans are captivated by the power of each song and my vocals that they quote “dominates the room!” We make sure to rock out every stage anytime and anywhere.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

Our crowds can get very wild (though we always encourage it haha). At one show, we got our mate up to scream in the breakdown to ‘Alchemy’ and he got carried off by the crowd and got stuck in the ropes that were dangling from the ceiling and almost got stuck in the roof haha. At other times, our crowds like to ‘row boat’ to one of our songs called ‘Red Flag’ and we are always laughing when that happens.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

Generally there is always a house kit at venues however Sam our drummer has some exciting news and is getting his very own custom kit made so that will be amazing for live shows!

I play a German made Warwick Corvette 5 String bass made only 6 months after I was born haha.

Ryan loves to play Ibanez guitars – one with a floyd rose for songs with a lot of lead work and the other is a Ibanez Prestige.

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What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?

Krave will be recording and releasing new music at the end of 2021 with more music videos and a NSW tour in the making!

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

Good question! Right now, Krave would love to support rock legends WAAX who are a dominating Brisbane band at the moment touring around Australia and playing some amazing festivals. And someone to support us, I highly recommend my mates from Something Something Explosion, they are super tight fast punk rock with an awesome attitude and killer tunes.

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