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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Lillix: it's about rocking harder

By Anna Coutts
Gazette Writer

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 thing.

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.

 

 

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