Pikachunes Interview

Pikachunes

Pikachunes has been wooing hearts and ears in N.Z and around the globe since 2009. We got in touch with Miles to ask a few questions in anticipation of his new single that is apparently coming out “VERY soon”.

Miles creates very attractive electronic pop. We loved his last E.P ‘Miles’ (which you can get on lil chief records) and he has since been dropping a few remixed songs on his soundcloud.

Follow him up on his instagram @pikachunes. Get this track going that he has done with Sydney based dance producer Terace and read away.

 

SO YOU RECENTLY HAD COMPLICATIONS WITH AN OLD INJURY THAT PUT YOU BACK IN HOSPITAL IN A BAD WAY..

CAN YOU BRIEFLY EXPLAIN WHAT WENT DOWN AND HOW ARE YOU DOING?

I had a pretty gnarly skateboarding accident back in Chch in 2009, which resulted in surgery to put metal ware into my elbow.

Over the years the metal has become heavily infected a number of times, not helped by a heavy travel and tour schedule.

Eventually the infection got into my blood and started fucking up my whole body. I had 2 surgeries recently to remove all the metal ware and to scoop out all the shit that had been sitting in my elbow joint for the past 4 and a half years.

I am now healthier than I have ever been, and am working hard to get myself match fit for another world tour in 2015.

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NEW ALBUM IS IN THE WORKS, CAN WE EXPECT A SINGLE SOON?

You can expect a new single VERY soon.

 

WE’RE HUNGRY FOR IT! WHAT HAS BEEN INFLUENCING YOU MUSICALLY AT THE MOMENT?

I would have to say Hip Hop and RnB has been having a huge influence on my own music. I know that those are two very vague terms, but I like to listen to the full spectrum of both genres (old and new).

 

SUMMER NIGHTS OR WINTER NIGHTS?

Summer Nights. Roaching spliffs on the beach at dusk.

 

IF YOU COULD JOIN ANY BAND IN THE WORLD WHAT BAND WOULD IT BE (DEAD OR ALIVE)?

Hot Chip.

 

SPARKLING OR STILL WATER?

Sparkling.

 

BEST FILM YOU HAVE SEEN IN 2014?

Nymph()maniac Pt. 1 & 2 – Lars von Trier

 

IF YOU HAD TO ATTEND A SPORTS EVENT/GAME WHAT WOULD IT BE (ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD)?

NBA Playoffs – I have been an avid Bulls supporter since a young lad (shout out Scotty Pippen).

 

WHATS THE COOLEST VENUE YOU HAVE PERFORMED AT?

Two sold out shows at Brixton Academy in support of Alt-J. Shit was tight.

 

YOU’RE A FAMILY GUY FAN RIGHT? CAN YOU SINGLE OUT A FAVOURITE FAMILY GUY CHARACTER?

I have to give love to “Asain reporter Tricia Takanawa”.

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YOUR TOP 3 NZ ARTISTS OF ALL TIME?

Ronnie Van Hout

Daniel Crooks

Hannah Beatrice

(in no specific order)

 

CAN YOU RECOMMEND A DOCUMENTARY TO WATCH?

John Wayne Gacy.

 

MARIAH CAREY OR J LO?

Always got to go with my girl ‘from the Block’. Mariah married Nick Cannon (fail).

J Lo & Craig David

USHER OR CRAIG DAVID?

Craig David singing about molly… I dig it.

 

 

I SAW YOU JOINED SHOCKING PINKS ON A SHOW IN WELLINGTON, DID YOU KNOW NICK HARTE FROM BACK IN CHRISTCHURCH?

Nick is both my flat mate and my good friend. We have known each other for about 7 years.

 

HOW ARE YOU PLANNING TO PERFORM YOUR UPCOMING MATERIAL?

It’s a secret.

 

WHAT’S A RECENT RELEASE YOU ARE REALLY FEELING?

Ty Dolla $ign – $ign Language

WE ASKED MILES TO PICK AND OUTFIT FOR US…

Pikachunes Outfit for Thanks Store