Hey girls, TWIST recently hung out with Pixikill, an awesome electro-rock band from Los Angeles! Sisters Blaire and Jewel Restaneo (both guitar, vocals, synthesizers), Mike Kimchi (drums), Chris Norwood (guitar, keyboard) and Victor Trevino (bass, synths) dished about performing, their EP and more! Check out their video for "Chameleon" and their exclusive performances for TWIST below!
TWIST: Your website describes your music as a hybrid of electro-pop grunge, but I know you guys have done Broadway shows and you play lots of instruments. Are there any other things you'd like to bring to your music or you're looking to incorporate later on? Jewel: I think we all sort of bring a different element to our music because we all sort of come from different musical backgrounds. I lot of times we have punk elements coming in from [the] guys, and we sort of like to take it a bit further with electronic stuff. And loudness like hard rock from Mike. He just beats the heck out of the drums! TWIST: What's the best part about performing or being on tour? Blaire: Probably the energy. The crowd is really cool, and just the whole experience or playing a show and being on stage performing. Victor: It's like electricity going through your veins. There's nothing quite like it. It's awesome. TWIST: What's the worst part? Jewel: The chaos that comes before the show, I guess. It can be a little chaotic setting up, because we're a band with a lot of gear. Victor: Yeah, just making sure everything's perfect because we have costumes and a bunch of stuff. We go crazy, [and] we want to make sure everything is just the way we want it. T: Besides performing, you guys have been working on an album? Is that right? Jewel: Yes! It's going really well. We just released an EP not too long ago, and once we get back to L.A., we're going to keep recording for the full-length album.
TWIST: What is your favorite song from the EP you released in July? Blaire: My favorite song is "Ninja." It was just my favorite song to write. It was really close to my heart while I was writing it. Jewel: I would say "Ninja" as well because I like the energy around it, or "Banshee" because I think that one's really pretty. Chris: "Vampire" is probably my favorite. I just like the dynamics of the song. It starts off really quiet and mellowed out, and towards the end, all the electronic elements kind of mesh together. Victor: I think my favorite is a tie between "Vampire" and "Ninja." I really really like both of those songs, so I can't pick one. Mike: I would say "Victory." That's pretty big. Those big choruses - it's just massive, so I like that a lot.