What is your name?
Hola, I’m Kenneth Frost from The Cuckoos.
What is your genre of music?
Psychedelic Neo-Retro Punk-Funk-Rock and Roll. If that makes any sense.
How did you come up with the band’s name?
I came up with the name while watching ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.’ I thought it had a nice ring to it and it reminded me of the chorus of “I Am The Walrus” by The Beatles.
Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.
We’re just a group of guys from Austin, Texas who love making groovy tunes. I’m Kenneth, I write, sing, and play keyboards. Dave shreds the guitar. Cole slays the drums, and Eric keeps it funky with the bass.
Are you signed?
You recently released your self-titled EP, tell us more about it.
The EP is made up of some songs I wrote during a weird point in my life. There were of changes and realizations I was going through in life and I think each song is something I felt or went through somewhere down the line. I’d say it’s about being young and falling in love too fast.
What was the writing and recording process like?
We recorded the tracks in a couple of different places and worked with a couple different producers. Most of the songs just started off with little bare-bones demos I would record in my room, then from there we just jam the songs at shows, experiment, and build onto them until they become something we all dig.
Who are your influences?
We’re influenced by Joy Division, Pink Floyd, Prince, The Doors, The Talking Heads, The Pixies, The Beatles, Tame Impala. All those good groups.
What is the message you are sending out?
I think all of us just wanted to make music that would make people feel as good as music has made us feel. Inspiration comes from everything, but love is always best.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I usually get inspiration from how something makes me feel, whether it be another song I heard, something someone said, or something I’ve lived through. Either that, or sometimes you just come up with a funky riff and it in itself inspires you.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Making music definitely. Other than that who knows.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I watch films or read. Maybe love. Not much though. Music takes up the majority of my life.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
I’m not sure, but I feel like my parents have raised me well. I guess they’ve always advised me to always be myself, always smile, and just been a genuine and good person.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Take it slow. Don’t rush. Polish your stuff. I’m still doing that.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“F#*ck ’em if they can’t take a joke.”
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
1. The rest of the band
2. The songs
3. The gear
5. All of the rest of the stuff you’re not supposed to forget.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes we are on