NATALIE DENISE SPERL/ KILL MY COQUETTE

2CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your music, what would it be and why?

NS: Pretty punk-ish alternative rock.

CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from?

NS: Guitars. Hunter S. Thompson. Warhol.

CH.89: What made you want to start a band?

NS: Social Distortion.

CH.89: How did the name Kill My Coquette come about?

NS: I love sixties terminology. Brigitte Bardot. Twiggy. It’s a name that just sounds good. Don’t you think?

CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about what your creative thought process is like when starting a new EP/album?

NS: I start with lyrics. Always. I have notebooks filled with ramblings and half baked ideas I’ll go back to for inspiration. From there I’ll get the lines worked out, grab my guitar and find the melody. It’s a process to finish a song for me. Not really a “one size fits all” on how my songs come together.

CH.89: What would you want people/ the listener to take from your music?

NS: The melodies.

CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about your lifestyle as an artist and what that is like?

NS: You should be super sensitive with thick skin to be an artist. I’m like an antenna waiting for ideas to strike. Any idea can be turned into a song. It’s all about ideas.

CH.89: When starting out an artistic task, do you think it is better to have a particular direction/set plan guiding your way? Or, is it better to act on impulse and go from there?

NS: Impulse. Always.

CH.89: What is one major lesson you’ve learned as an artist?

NS: Nobody knows anything. William Goldman said that. What I may think is art you may not. What you think is great I may not. In other words, art is subjective. It’s not the artist’s job to decide if it’s good or not. Just keep creating.

CH.89: Do you regard personal style & taste to be of highest importance?

NS: Most certainly. A flair for style is important.

CH.89: What do you consider to be the hardest thing about being an artist?

NS: Getting compensated for your music today is virtually impossible with the internet. All the sharing/stealing. It’s horrid, really. Sounds crass maybe but it’s true. Of course that’s not why I make music. I make music cause it’s fun.

CH.89: What is one thing you love about being an artist?

NS: It’s fun!

CH.89: Is there anyone in particular, any artists that inspire you in any way?

NS: Jack White is huge for me. I love the sounds he makes. Female artists inspire me like Joan Jett, Brody Dalle, Patti Smith. These women do it right. Poignant. Formidable. Unapologetic.

CH.89: What do you think of technology in terms of being a useful tool for artists today?

NS: The internet is good for quickly distributing and getting your art seen and heard.

CH.89: Do you think being an artist allows you to view the world differently from those who don’t follow creative paths?

NS: Yes.

CH.89: Do you enjoy traveling? If so, do you have a favorite city?

NS: I LOVE London.

CH.89: Do you have a favorite author or book?

NS: Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson.

CH.89: Any future goals or plans for your music?

NS: Touring and recording more music. Then total world domination.

CH.89: What does being an artist mean to you?

NS: Freedom of expression.

CH.89: Any last words on the aesthetic of your music?

NS: It’s meant to be played loud.

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