Robin: You had talked about the evolution from (debut album) Out Of The Pit and Visionary (the precursor to your upcoming debut sound). Do you feel that you are still evolving, or have you found the Kobra And The Lotus sound?
Kobra: "I think that we have found the Kobra And The Lotus sound, but I think we will always aim to evolve. In whatever direction it will unfold, I don’t know how that will happen. We will have to see how the next album turns out, you know. But I think that (for me, at least) it’s very important that we find some way to keep our familiarity with people … when they hear our songs, they know instantly 'Oh, that’s the singer of this" or 'That sounds like the guitar players from this band, so that must be this band.' But I think also I really don’t want to create an album that is almost a regurgitation, mixed up and mashed up again. I just don’t want that.
I want to make sure we don’t get stuck in a box, which I think is easy to do. I already get stuck in a box sometimes, so what I’ll go do is: I’ll step outside of the band and go find a great guitar player that has a totally fresh new input and style that I really enjoy listening to, and I’ll say, "Hey, let’s co-write a song!' It always turns out Kobra And The Lotus sounding because I’m so involved with it, but it is something fresh in some way."
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As previously reported, Kobra And The Lotus will perform at the Bloodstock Open Air 2012 on August 12th. Further details at Bloodstock.uk.com.
They band has also scheduled a one-off show, at The Borderline in London, England on August 13th. Tickets at this location. In addition, Kobra And The Lotus are confirmed for the 2012 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival is set to take place August 2nd - 4th in Wacken.