1. Introduce us to your band!
My name is Krista Acheson and I’m a singer-songwriter. I’ve been working mainly as a visual artist and now, I’m getting back into music again after a bit of a hiatus. I don’t really have an official band line-up; I hire and work with multiple session musicians to make the music happen. I’m going to specifically mention Scott McKinley because not only did he contribute all of the creative guitar playing, in addition to the bass, on Land Mine and Simple Social Tragedy, but his interest and help with my project encouraged me to get back into recording music.
2. How did you guys start out?
I started writing songs when I was about 14. My dad was repeatedly strumming a chord progression in the living room, so I asked him if he wanted a song for it. He said sure, and I wrote a full song for him in about 5 minutes. I hadn’t thought much of it, but he felt it was something to encourage because it came so naturally. I began recording an album in the studio a year or so after that.
3. Describe your band’s sound
My intentions were to make a sound that was both snarky and sugary at the same time. I’m trying to achieve that with a blend of punk rock, ska, 50’s styled three-part harmonies & doo wop
4. What influences your craft?
Usually the people I meet or things I’ve experienced. For example, my song Penny for your Thoughts is about a woman I worked with whose name was Penny. Simple Social Tragedy is about a guy that relentlessly harassed me in a bar. Everything I write usually links directly to a person or an experience.
5. What makes your band different? Why should people listen to you?
I’m not sure I’ve succeeded at being different, but since it’s not really in line with what is currently popular I’m hoping that might enable it to stand out a little. As to why people should listen to it; I think overall it has a lot of positive messages.
6. When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
Land Mine is pretty much the main track. It received over 719 000 streams on Pandora internet radio within a month. That one has definitely gotten the best response.
7. What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
The struggle of motivating myself to continue releasing music publicly, while knowing it can be so quickly dismissed or rejected.
8. What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
I’d have to say the streaming response I received on Land Mine. It meant a lot to me when I got that report; you couldn’t imagine.
9. How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
My plans are to finish up the other two EPs I have in the works right now. They are in different genres and under two other band names. I’m very eclectic when it comes to creating, so I’ve been trying to compartmentalize things. Otherwise, I’m going to continue promoting this EP and begin recording a single to follow it. If anyone is interested, everything I’m working on is accessible through my website: http://www.trimorfik.com
10. When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
I’d like to be remembered as someone who created work that was meaningful and who utilized every inherent gift she was born with.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to us!
Thank *you* for *your* time and for supporting my music. 🙂