We know it’s a weird name for a band. But don’t disregard these quirky, self-confessed ‘okes’ before you’ve listened to their experimental tunes. iScream & The Chocolate Stix are the new cool kids on the block. The band’s hit, ‘Skitzo’, shows only a glimpse of what’s to come from these multi-talented musicians. We chatted to the band. Here’s what they had to say:
1. You all come from diverse musical backgrounds. Do you ever argue about iScreamStix’s sound?
Sometimes. But we have such great diversity in our group, which we love. Generally we agree on songs we don’t feel are quite ‘happening’.
2. What was the inspiration behind your hit song, ‘Skitzo’?
Kicking a chicken, LOL! Actually, it’s about some insane musical changes that are currently happening.
3. What is a typical day in the life of an iScreamStix band member like?
Struggling to pay the rent, trying not to drink too much, etc. It’s never boring!
4. You each have cool, eclectic styles. If you had to give your style a name, what would it be?
5. Tell us: what does it take to write a chart-topping hit?
Staying true to what you want and what you represent. Talent is ultimately the most important.
6. Who in the band:
a) writes most of the lyrics? Luke and Bheki.
b) gets the most love from the girls? Tony: ME, Bheki: ME, Luke: ME.
c) is always late? Bheki. But recently everyone is being more professional.
d) drinks the most? Tony, with Nathan being a close second. ‘Basically because he seems to fall over quicker than me.’ (Tony).
7. What advice would you give a COSMO girl dating a guy in a band?
Have a lot of confidence and believe that you are the one he wants and no one else. Otherwise things might just go super pear-shaped.
8. Tell us more about the Making It reality show you are a part of.
It’s a depiction of four okes coming from very diverse backgrounds and fusing their ideas and them clashing at every turn in the journey of making it.
9. What’s happening in the next year for iScreamStix that you can tell us about?
We are going to be on more Top 10 charts and doing our world tour. Hopefully we’ll get a big record deal and get paid what we deserve.
Watch the video for ‘Skitzo’ below.