ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Lillix: it's about rocking harder
By Anna Coutts
Lillix has been storming up the charts lately with their catchy
pop rock song "It's About Time." The Gazette caught up with
Lillix drummer Kim Urhahn for a closer look at the Lillix life.
So what is Lillix all about? Are you trying to send
out a feminist message to inspire young girls?
We're not really trying to send out some sort of feminist message.
It just happened that it ended up all girls in the band. Our
message is to show, not just girls but guys too, that they can
do it. They can do what they want if they try hard enough.
Has this always been what you wanted to do?
Oh yeah. I mean, I am a complete drum geek. I hope I can do
this forever. It's awesome. There is nothing I'd rather be doing
than playing the drums.
What, or who, was it that got you to completely fall
in love with playing?
Well, I always thought drums were a cool instrument. My parents
put me in piano at three, so music has always been in my life.
But I really got into the drums after I saw the movie Satisfaction.
The drummer was such a bad girl. I thought it was the coolest
Speaking of differences, you are a new addition to
the band, while the other girls have known each other for years.
Do you think this will affect the Lillix sound?
It already has, I think. On the CD, Lillix has that large essence
of pop. But our live show has already hardened up with more
of a rock edge since I joined.
You have been playing a lot recently. Is it hard being
on the road so much?
It is tough being away a lot when we are touring, I think especially
for the other girls. Being on the road isn't as fun as it's
made out to be. I mean, even right now I'm suffering from fog
head after being on the road all day yesterday. But the good
times makes it worth it.
Do you ever get any negative reactions? A lot of girl
rock bands are known to be given a rough time because rock music
is still such a male-dominated industry.
Well, it's kind of half and half. There will always be people
who think we are just a bunch a manufactured girls meant to
look pretty who can't actually play. But that is just secondary.
We know we can play and so do our fans. Our main love is our
instruments. That's all that matters to us.