60 Seconds With... Kristina Miltiadou
Define your genre in five words or less?
Gritty, pretty, crunk-pop.
Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
I’ve had a few already – Sia, Lilly Allen, Kimbra, Kate Nash, Nelly Furtado (circa '90s). Basically any white pop chick with a bit of quirk. In my dreams they say Beyonce.
Describe the best gig you have ever played?
The first night of my Workers Club residency in February 2011. The place was packed and I didn’t expect it. Everyone was so ready to see us play and so into it, it felt incredible.
Tell us about the last song you wrote?
It’s a duet actually, and I wrote it from a males perspective. It’s an R&B super banger, back n’ forth, “hey girl”, all of that, beat heavy. I need to find the perfect partner for it.
Where would you like to be in five years?
Travelling, being creative, spreading my work, hangin’ out, performing, hopefully have had at least two successful albums released worldwide. Mostly just happy and constantly creative.
Do you have a pre-gig ritual? If so, what is it?
Lots of sleep, singing lesson, lots of water, sushi, minimal talking. I always miss out on the rider 'cause I never drink before a show!
Name an interview question you wish someone would ask you, and answer it.
What would you do if you met Beyonce? I already did. I balled my eyes out. Then I shook Jay-Z’s hand.
If your music was a chocolate bar, which one would it be, and why?
Crunch. Good pop to it. Nice and simple. Kinda old school. Sharp. Bright. Big letters. And kind of sounds like crunk. Crunk Bar.
KRISTINA MILTIADOU launches her single Carousel at The Northcote Social Club on Wednesday March 28.