Kutay Soyocak

Istanbul

Monday 3rd June 2019

Name and where are you from?
Kutay Soyocak from Istanbul.

What do you do?
I’m a musician.

How should your music be listened to?
Calmly and quietly.

Describe your style in 3 words?
Dark, simple, classy.

What music did you listen to growing up?
Joy Division, Interpol, Nirvana.

What music defines the teenage you?
Curious and noisy.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been too?
John Maus At Festsaal Kreuzberg.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Gary Numan and Echo & the Bunnymen because they both deeply affect and inspire me.

What do you miss about home when you are on tour?
I don't usually miss home. I'm trying to enjoy seeing new places.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
Andrew Eldritch from The Sisters of Mercy. He is a mysterious and dark character. I would love to get to know him better through the production process.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Gothic, darkwave, post-punk.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Robert Smith.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history?
Nina Hagen. 'Cause she is just crazy and funny.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
King George in Cologne, Germany.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
John Maus.

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