Friday, August 27, 2010
Interview with Nylon Pink
Nylon Pink is a pop/punk band lead of singer Kaila Yu and bassist Katt Lee. We are one of the top artists on Myspace with over 10 million page views, and over 470,000 friends http://www.myspace.com/nylonpink
What is Nylon Pink? We are a brand encompassing music, jewelry, clothing and media. Make sure to check out our jewelry line, inspired by our music at www.hellodrama.net
Nylon Pink are a five piece band, vocals, 2 guitarists, bass and drums and we sometimes have a DJ
Kaila and her girls took time out of their crazy busy days to chat with Ladyaslan about their music and creative projects and their thoughts on Duran Duran to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame~
Ladyaslan Present: Nylon Pink
LadyaslanDDTTRH: How did you all come up with the name Nylon Pink and how did you all meet?
Kaila Yu: Oohhh how we came up with the name is top secret!
Kitt.E.Katt: Kaila and I met because we were dating the same guy a few years ago! We laugh about it now but we obviously didn't like each other in the beginning but we had so much in common we became really good friends/ business partners. I then met Karen through Kaila, Genn through our producer, Kristen was modeling for our jewelry line and we found out she played guitar! I then met Deb through the internet and saw she was an awesome drummer!
DJ Shy: I originally met Kaila on a movie set of Dark Blue which starred Kurt Russell and Scott Speedman. We both acted in the same scene and became friends since. She knew I deejay-ed and asked me to spin for Nylon Pink.
LadyaslanDDTTRH: What is your favorite Duran Duran song and video?
Kaila Yo: Definitely Hungry like a wolf. Ordinary World is definitely a top contender! Duran Duran pioneered the epic music video and I am a huge fan of epic videos!!
Kitt.E.Katt: My favorite Duran Duran song is Ordinary World and my favorite video is "Girls On Film” They were ahead of their time musically and in their fashion sense.
DJ Shy: Don't have a single favorite song or video. They created several hits which are all great.
LadyaslanDDTTRH: How would you describe the specific style and sound of Nylon Pink to any New Wave/ Electro / Glam fans who hadn’t heard your band before?
Kaila Yo: We are an all girl, pop rock electro band who sounds like Katy Perry mixed with The Shiny Toy Guns. Our music has been described as Hello Kitty on Acid because it has a bit of a punk edge!
DJ Shy: There aren't too many female Asian New Wave/Electro/Glam bands. I would say the style is Hello Kitty on Acid
LadyaslanDDTTRH: What contributions do you feel Duran Duran has made to the world of music and fashion in the past 30 yrs?
Kaila Yu: They were so beautiful! They were so ahead of their own time and they weren’t afraid to express their own original style!
Kitt.E.Katt: Duran Duran was a band that brought forth the New Romantic fashion or "pretty boy" look to the scene.
DJ Shy: They definitely grabbed my attention - pretty boy band meets lady gaga.
LadyaslanDDTTRH: Tell the fans new and current who you are and why you are a part of
Kaila Yu: I am the lead singer of the Nylon Pink and I am the founder. I want the world to know that girls can be fashionable and rock out in stiletto heels while playing real live instruments!
Kitt.E.Katt: We are a pop rock electro band fronted by fashion forward female musicians.
DJ Shy: I DJ and I became a part of Nylon Pink for several reasons: the music is awesome, we have fun performing, travelling, meeting new people and even encouraging kids through music (via charity performances).
LadyaslanDDTTRH: What Duran Duran song would you like to remake if you could and why?
Kaila Yu: We were actually thinking of covering Girls on Film prior to this interview!
Kitt.E.Katt: I would love to remake Girls on Film and change it to a harder punk rock remix.
DJ Shy: Girls on Film. The original film was banned and they had to heavily edit it to be more TV friendly but it would be interesting to see the original and why it was banned to begin with.
LadyaslanDDTTRH: What was it like being part of the Van Warped Tour? What was your experience like?
Kaila Yu: It was super hot and tiring! The crowd was the best though, everyone there is passionate about music and I love being surrounded by music enthusiasts!
Kitt.E.Katt: The Van's Warped Tour was a lot of fun but also a lot of work. We met a lot of new people and got to shoot a music video for the band White Tie Affair.
DJ Shy: Amazing. We performed along with great bands in front of thousands. We even got casted in a White Tie Affair music video. You can view the behind the scenes here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPXnMnKYuQU
LadyaslanDDTTRH: Who is Daisy Rock Girl Guitars?
Kaila Yu: The most awesome guitar ever!!
Kitt.E.Katt: The Daisy Rock Girl is a strong, confident and powerful girl that can play just as hard as an all boy bands.
DJ Shy: I met the owner of Daisy Rock at NAMM. She was very encouraging, empowering and supports females through music.
LadyaslanDDTTRH: If you could have a sit down with any member of Duran Duran who would it be and what would be topic of discussion?
Nylon Pink :
Kaila Yu: Simon Le Bon! He’s a lead singer like me and he was SUCH style, and great hair!
DJ Shy: John Taylor (bass) - mainly because he's hot and multi-talented expressing his creativity through acting and landing lead roles in film. The topic would be about the process and challenges of forming Duran Duran.
LadyaslanDDTTRH: Tell us about Hello Drama Clothing; what is it and how did it come to full frutation?
Kaila Yu: Katt can tell you all about it! She’s our super talented designer!
Kitt.E.Katt: Hello Drama is a brand that is heavily influenced by Harajuku Fashion, 80's Club Kids’, avant guard and the sounds of Nylon Pink. The designs of Hello Drama are bold, loud, and proud. When wearing Hello Drama you will stand out in the crowd.
DJ Shy: I'm really a big fan of Hello Drama Jewelry. I, personally, dress down a lot and wear casual stuff, but when I add on Hello Drama, it takes my plain Jane outfit to a completely different level.
LadyaslanDDTTRH: Is there a specific theme or story to the lyrics on your album?
Kaila Yu: It’s just all about life, and drama and relationships with heightened passions!
Kitt.E.Katt: The lyrics behind the songs of Nylon Pink are all based on personal experiences in life. It encompasses the full range of human emotions; they are songs that everybody can relate to.
DJ Shy: There is definitely a story. It varies from song to song but it mainly talks about guys.
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