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Having parted ways with Eskimo Callboy, vocalist Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler has been working on his new solo project Ghøstkid and just put out his debut record of the same name, after impressing with recent singles ‘Yøu & I’ and ‘This Is Nøt Høllywøød’.
We managed to catch up with Sushi to talk about the origins and the future of the new project.
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DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard GHØSTKID before?
Sushi: It’s really hard for me to describe the overall sound cause I did a lot of experiments and tried to make every song sound different. I can say it’s a really personal project and would consider it probably as some kind of an alter ego. So give it a listen and decide on your own what it is for you 🙂
DP!: How did the band form?
Sushi: Ghøstkid is a solo project and the idea to go solo came up in my mind long time ago but I really started writing songs when I reached a point where I couldn’t identify myself anymore with the music I was doing with my old band. When I wrote the first Songs for Ghøstkid, I instantly discovered that there is a feeling that I was missing for a long time. I guess, that was the moment where everything came together. Of course for playing live shows I need a band and I hit up some of my best friends to ask them, if they would support me on my way.
DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
Sushi: First of all, I really hope that we get the chance to play the tour which is scheduled for April but besides that I really would love start working on record number two. I already got some cool ideas in my mind and can’t wait to start.
DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Sushi: When it comes down to new bands I would say that I really like the new Machine Gun Kelly record. I mean, it’s not a band but for me he brought back those old Blink 182 vibes and it’s a great record. So I guess he kinda turned himself into a new band. Haha!
DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Sushi: Bring Me The Horizon is always one of my big inspirations cause they always think outside of the box. With every new single they drop you don’t know what to expect and it’s always fresh and state of the art. I guess they’re that “one of a kind“ band that got the talent to reinvent themselves with every record on a really high and modern level. Nowadays there’s not that much happening when it comes down to metal and rock and those guys are definitely the most interesting band out there, in my opinion.
DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Sushi: In general I would say when I played Wacken a few years ago for the first time, in the tent. We went there with no expectations and it was a blast! That was the moment where I realised that my dream came true that I was working on for so long. I mean, if you tell the people in the beginning “I wanna make a living from music” nobody believes in you and, of course, we grow up under the aspect that conventional jobs are much more safe compared to childish dreams like “I wanna be a rockstar“ haha! I guess that was the day where i really felt that this is real…
DP!: Where do you want to be a year from now?
Sushi: Of course I hope that Ghøstkid is growing bigger but besides that I hope that I can just keep on doing what I love the most…music and art 🙂
Ghøstkid‘s self-titled debut album is out now, via Century Media Records.