Mike SOS: What kind of band is Khanate?
Steve: Khanate is a noise experiment with a focus on temporal matters.
Mike SOS: Who are the main influences on your hybrid sound?
Steve: We appreciate many musicians, artists and creatives but prefer to try and be influenced primarily from within ourselves.
Mike SOS: What kind of audience do you feel responds best to the band's live show?
Steve: The patient kind. Also, the kind with an appreciation to long drawn out agony and physical sound pressure.
Mike SOS: What's on tap for you guys (new album. tour, etc.)?
Steve: New composition and recordings for a few compilations, a 12" B side and a new album. Live performance in the Northeast primarily but perhaps elsewhere in the near future.
Mike SOS: What's the most difficult thing about being in a band?
Steve: Communicating ideas and expectations accurately to oneself, other collaborators and interpreters.
Mike SOS: Where do you see yourselves in 3 years?
Steve: I can only speak for myself. At a greater point as far as understanding creative impulses and how to achieve the accurate ideals. Several more musical avenues explored and a massive growth in my visual arts.
Mike SOS: What advice would you give to a local band trying to make it?
Steve: I wouldn't give advice on that matter. Sorry. I could cynically say "ask yourself what you are really looking for and why you think your band will provide that through 'success.'"
Mike SOS: What are you currently listening to?
Steve: At this immediate moment GROM "Coat of Arms" demo. Otherwise BOHREN UND DER CLUB OF GORE, ALAN LAMB, GALINA USTVOLSKAYA, HIRAX, DARKTHRONE.
Mike SOS: When I'm not playing in Khanate, I'm...
Steve: Not talking about it in email interviews.
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