BNB: How did you all meet?
K: Well some of us met through studies…
BNB: So casiokids- very 80s sounding!
K: Well, it’s all about the Casio keyboards really! In the beginning it was more ambient, and then we kind of just did our own versions of other people’s music really- we had fun doing our own edits! One of the first things we did was use the keyboards to cut up “the right stuff” by New Kids On The Block, is it?
BNB: Is it ever!
BNB: Well you’ve played SXSW- you’re playing Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide- what’s up next for Casiokids in twenty-eleven?
K: Well we are heading back to Norway to work on a dance performance that’s going to be presented at a couple of electro festivals!
BNB: Main musical influences as a band?
K: Well it’s very different from person to person- but me personally, I’ve always been very into pop music like Simon & Garfunkel, the Beatles- more recently the Gorillaz !
BNB: Well you rocked it last year- can we expect Casiokids back at SXSW this year?
K: You know, we’ve played it the last two years so I’m not certain- but we’re definitely coming back to the states in March of 2011!
Though one of my new favorite groups is not playing CMJ in about a week- they’re multitasking like it’s going out of style, so check back in at www.myspace.com/casiokids to keep updated with the latest and greatest concerning the new kids on the block from Norway- they’ve clearly got the right stuff!