Leading up to Krank’d Up, we spoke to Ohgod:
1) When you were chosen to play KU 2017- how did you feel, especially once you found out who the international artists were?
We were really excited hearing the news. We felt honored and it made us feel like all the hard work we are putting into the band is really paying off. Couldn’t be happier knowing we will be sharing a stage with Memphis May Fire and Intervals.
2) How do you think we can improve our local scene?
The biggest thing our local scene needs improvement on is support. Especially the venues. A lot of the venues have these terms & conditions about performing at their venue that doesn’t benefit the bands playing at all. 8/10 times bands walk away without making any money and running at a loss. Of course there are a few exceptions with some venues but for the most part its very biased. Our eyes were opened wide while doing our tour in India last year. All the venues there are so accommodating. They give you food, bands drink for free and they pay you a set performance fee even before you’ve set foot on stage. Now if India of all places can do it, why can’t South African venues treat their own bands better? So I think a lot of the bigger venues need to re-look at how they manage having events at their venues and instead of looking at how it benefits them, rather look at how it benefits the bands and them, everyone needs to win.
3) Tell us something about your band that your fans might not know?
I can’t really think of anything arbitrary, but I’m sure our fans will be pleased to know that we are currently in studio recording our first full length album and will be available later this year in October. We’ve also got a national tour planned for then & will be hitting Europe next year. A lot of exciting things in the pipeline at camp Ohgod.
4) Where do you hope to see yourselves as a band in 5 years’ time?
Definitely touring internationally, regularly. We plan to make this our full time careers at some point and turn pro. So being able to create music, have an impact on peoples lives musically & see the world while we do it is the dream. We hope to have a strong and large fan base in 5 years time that will see Ohgod on larger stages & festival line ups with big bands. We’re aiming for total Ohgod world domination.
5) If you were a pop group, what would you call yourselves?
Hmmmm… perhaps we’d call ourselves OhPop, or Snap, Crackle & Pop! Hopefully it’ll never comes to that, hahaha!
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