Devolution Magazine - issue #46. Krow's track - Hellelujah, was chosen for the covermount CD.
KROW & The Electric Temple are a literal pack of women. The band are the support and the expression of She who has moved beyond the unfocussed, anarchic rebellion of teenage-hood, and into the darker, targeted wrath of a fullygrown woman. KROW is, and is of, Fury: a vengeful server of justice to those who find an outspoken woman above the age of 40 to be inappropriate. Confident in herself, oozing a demonic sexuality and with a voice to tear the wings from angels, she spits, chants, and yet, still melodically, soars her desires, rages and inspirations. KROW is the portrait, and The Temple are her ornately carved frame. Spork and Spanner are the percussionists who hold down the constant driving 140 bpm beat, bringing in effects loops and other aural enhancements to the mix. Nikki’s keyboards fill whatever soundscape gaps are left with underlying, sweeping torrents and top note extravagance flowing from her classically trained fingers. Slit is the bass, the pulsing low end spine of the audio spectrum. Suna and Kitty provide visual counterpoint and vocal dynamics. As a group they are exploring the possibility of adding another percussive element and heavy guitar - even so, they will not be redefined as a rock unit. EDM is the genre and punk the attitude.
The track we have decided to include on the covermount CD is called Hallelujah. Being pagans and living within a community of amazing sisters we are horrified when we read about the witch-hunts and atrocities that were bestowed upon the ‘wise women’ of the time. The song Hallelujah is our hymn and ‘Ode’ to the witches that died during these witch trials.
It’s hard to say who we sound most like… We have been likened to a female Prodigy before. KROW: Some people say that I sound like the lead singer of ROCKBITCH. Bless!
Witchcraft is one of our biggest influences. The sisterhood that we share and the honesty we enjoy. We’ve lived as a community for many years now - some of us going as far back as 33 years. It’s an amazing way to live. Very life affirming and at the same time very raw. We wouldn’t live any other way. Watching each other grow is a real honour
We’d start off by eating KROW. She has a really big, fat ass and we figure we will be able to keep going, on her ass alone, for at least a few weeks. We reckon we’d be saved by then, go back into the studio and have new direction and new material for the next album with our vocalist still alive!
We’re definitely a band that raids the mini bar, plays spin the bottle and end up streaking through the hotel corridors! Spanna has been known to streak down a hallway wearing only a Unicorn hat before. A sight for sore eyes!
We’d definitely walk. Most of us have been round the block a few times and no longer ‘suffer fools gladly’ so to speak. KROW is too old and seasoned to be told to ‘toe the line’. Money just isn’t that important.
KROW: I carry a calling card with a reminder of how I should live my life written on it.
Nothing in life remains constant. Life is not fair. The goal posts move. There are no guarantees. Extract your joy from the moment. There is only joy. You are standing on the edge of forever.
With that in mind in the event of the end of the world, I would play ‘Grand Canyon’ by Pusifer.
KROW is the main songwriter for the band. She then takes everything to her producer BADDOG. He’ll twist, distort, add, take away, pull apart, and staple back together to give the penultimate version to the Electric Temple. The Electric Temple will then themselves add aural enhancements to the audio kitchen sink.
KROW: OOO! This is fun! I would send GOD to hell and I would give Lucifer his wings back!
A message for the fans of the music? Brace yourself. We have barely found our feet.