Kamikaze Test Pilots were started in 2005 by brothers Ryan and Wes Niemandt who hail from Zimbabwe. This years Bloodstock Festival is shaping up to be one of the best ever with a line up that spans all genres of rock and metal. Get ready, open wide, say aah. We have the old pig our van which we will use as our base for all things barely legal. But during the holidays we were pretty much free to roam around hunting, fishing, bike riding. Punk Globe: Ok, the name -- Kamikaze Test Pilots -- how did this come to be? Full of energy from the opening vocals and powerful licks, the video brings alive a powerful sense of disorientation and in-your-face energy.
You can hear every element of Kamikaze Test Pilots on this number and appreciate just how well the four guys work together and how tight they are. My folks decided it was probably best we went to boarding school, so from the ages of five to eighteen, Wes and I were institutionalized, so to speak. Wes: Just ignore the old man in the corner. Kamikaze Test Pilots was eventually formed in 2005 by Beans and Wes. I can't fathom what everyday life is like. It was originally dismissed as too long, but I put my foot down and it stayed! Kamikaze Test Pilots may call their music punkle rock but I call it freakin' awesome, Kamikaze Test Pilots is a great release from a fun, original and talented band.
If so, what bands are you looking forward to seeing? Beans: It was about a year on from when the land invasions started. His request granted, he set off forming a band with his younger brother Wes. Yes, the stop start rhythms often draw comparisons with System of a Down from people who need to learn to use their words, but the influences in this band stretch much further. They have two albums out so far. However, the band never stands still and works hard to keep their music fresh, varied, as well as aggressive and loud.
Beans: It's going to be a little more edgy in places, both lyrically and musically, with a bit more balls. However, the band never stands still and works hard to keep their music fresh, varied, as well as aggressive and loud. Rant at the government, that's what they're there for! Do you someday want to move back there to live? Kumusha follows and is another standout track; the bongo led intro is wonderful and instantly makes you want to get up and start dancing. Full of energy from the opening vocals and powerful licks, the video brings alive a powerful sense of disorientation and in-your-face energy. There is so much more to them though with soulful and groove drenched hard rock riffs being the real selling point. This track is the perfect homage to the Niemandt brothers heritage.
One of the highlights of the album is Chicken; once again it's bass heavy but it's a beautifully simple little number. Check out the below for a little taster. Punk Globe: Tell us what are the musical plans for Kamikaze Test Pilots this year? Beans: We are pretty energetic, constantly smiling and having fun on stage, with Wes a blur behind us. However, the band never stands still and works hard to keep their music fresh, varied, as well as aggressive and loud. Half these guys grew up in the African bush learning how to make shampoo out of an anthill, some leaves and a dead bird, so their approach to music is equally as weird as their childhood.
They took their 'band' to the boarding school they went to and it was then they met Martin. They should come check us out because life is too short. Beans: Get back to work! If you need a little more convincing, why not check out our. Punk Globe: What inspires you? The collection of songs are going to be just as good, possibly better than the previous lot and have had some really great responses live. See more info at The Kamikaze Test Pilots tour dates listed on Ents24. Punk Globe: What are your feelings on the situation in Zimbabwe? The band was started in 2005 by brothers Ryan and Wes Niemandt, who hail from southern Africa, with Simon Buckett joining as bassist in 2009.
Kamikaze Test Pilots are something a little bit different for you. Citing their interests as netball, crochet, horse-riding and knitting, Kamikaze Test Pilots are more than a little eccentric. There were a number of member changes, with Martin joining the band as bassist in January 2006. My dad worked on mines as an electrician and we moved every five years or so. It was recorded and mixed by Enrico Tiberi, who also produced the album with the band. No money, and if you have money, you have to spend it as soon as possible, or it will become worthless. Punk Globe: What band past or present would you like to tour with? Punk Globe: You have a one minute with the world leaders of today what would you say to them? Both are available on the normal streaming services and online.
Beans: It's the motherlode lyric-wise for anything angry. Ryan aka Beans plucked up the courage to ask his grandfather, a 6 foot plus ex-cop, if he could have a set of ancient jazz drums to fulfill a dream thought up during the long and hot african summers. Punk Globe: What can we expect from a live performance? Drinking's becoming unaffordable, time to leave! We get along and we're mates. I hear now that a lot of shops and traders aren't accepting the local currency and certain sectors are striking so that they can be paid in foreign currency. They can expect a no nonsense sense of nonsense. The band was started in 2005 by brothers Ryan and Wes Niemandt, who hail from southern Africa, with Simon Buckett joining as bassist in 2009. Punk Globe: Any tour plans? Both albums are diverse and eclectic.
We were getting our noses rubbed in it so to speak. Got a tour booked 24th September through to the 30th. And to keep playing until our arms drop off! There's corruption everywhere, but I was sickened by the way it was flaunted. Check them out and let the music convince you. . Beans: It's a call to everyone to stop fighting amongst themselves and take a look around at what is happening and do something about it.