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Ahead of playing at Think Tank? in Newcastle on Monday 4th April, we get to know punks Blood Youth a little better. Kaya from the band tells us more…

So, tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
Hey, I’m Kaya and I am the vocalist of Blood Youth!

What’s the first record you ever bought?
I think it was By The Way by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
I have a very vivid memory of going into HMV with my pocket money the day it came out!
That band and that record had a huge influence on me as a musician and really made me want to be a vocalist.

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
I really don’t know where to start.
The L section on my iTunes is literally just artists called ‘lil’ something.
I think the current hip hop scene is so fascinating and it’s all SO catchy. Everybody hates what I listen to on tour.
Not Sorry.

Favourite film of all time?
Wow. That’s a tough question that I really can’t answer… so I’m gonna give you my top 5 (in no particular order)

1. GoodFellas
2. Her
3. Fight Club
4. Nightcrawler
5. Dumb and Dumber

Your guilty pleasure film?
Austin Powers. We always watch the trilogy on tour! I actually feel bad saying that’s a guilty pleasure because it’s SO funny.

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?
The Fargo TV series is amazing!
The first season is my favourite season of any TV show.
Answering this question has made me want to watch it for the fourth time.

Your favourite book?
Fight Club. It was the first book that I read from start to finish and Chuck Palahniuk is probably my favourite author.
His books are so wild and bizarre, his writing style is amazing.
He’s one of my main influences as a writer.

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
My flatmate Robin Adams. He actually produced our new album Starve and I have known him for over 10 years now.
I don’t think anybody really understands our humour, but we both genuinely believe that we are the two funniest people in the world.

Who or what makes you sad?
Nothing in this world can make me sad like my own mind and anxiety. I can very easily fall down a black hole and just have the worst day ever.
It’s something I’ve always battled with and it was really difficult when I didn’t have a creative outlet.
Blood Youth is the perfect therapy!

If you had super power, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to time travel! Go back and watch bands I never got a chance to see live. The first show I’d go to would be Black Flag with Henry Rollins on vocals. They’d probably be playing in a basement somewhere!

And finally, you get to play a board game with any three famous people from history, who do you choose and what’s the board game?
I’m really not a fan of board games because they go on forever and I’m super impatient.
So I’m gonna go for a game of beer pong with Joey Diaz, Chris Delia and Bill Burr.
I know they’re not really famous people from history, but I’m a huge fan of stand up comedy and they are my favourite comedians at the moment.
It would be the best and funniest game of beer pong ever.

Blood Youth play Think Tank?, Newcastle on Monday 4th April.

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