All Girl Rock Takes Residence At The Satellite

Kissing Cousins

Kissing Cousins play the Satellite Lounge in Silverlake Dec. 29

All girl rock group, Kissing Cousins, is taking over LA with a residency at The Satellite in Silverlake with a final show on Dec. 29. These girls are celebrating 10 years as a band and what better way to celebrate than to release a new EP?

In With Them is their newest EP, which is as intimate as their sound comes for the band since most of their recordings were done live. The OC Concert Guide caught up with the girls of Kissing Cousins to talk about their tour and new album!

OCCG: How did you guys come together and what’s the story behind your band name?
KC: Kissing Cousins were formed after founding member Heather Bray Heywood and Beth Zeigler met in a correctional facility for wayward girls. The band name is a nod to our shared love of Elvis “the King” Presley.

OCCG: In your 10 years of being together, what has been a memorable moment for you as a band?
KC: Every moment we spend together is unforgettable. We are musical soulmates. With that being said, what a thrill to hear ourselves on American Horror Story.

OCCG: How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard you guys before?
KC: Black Sabbath with vaginas.

OCCG: What are some of your musical influences as a band and individually?
KC: The Pixies, Sonic Youth, the White Stripes and Elvis Presley.

OCCG: How was it like working with Richard Swift of The Black Keys and The Shins?
KC: Richard is a wonderful man and a king among producers.

OCCG: Where has been your favorite place to tour?
KC: As Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home.” Los Angeles has our hearts.

OCCG: Are you guys excited to hold residency at The Satellite in Los Angeles?
KC: The Satellite has been one of our favorite venues in L.A. since before its name change. We’re so honored to entertain Silver Lake every Monday night.

OCCG: Also, your new EP was there something different in recording ‘In With Them’ than any of your other albums?

KC: The bulk of these recordings were done live, with all of us playing in one room at the same time. Also, the producer/engineer is married to our bass player, so that created a real sense of intimacy that may have been lacking with other some of our other producers who weren’t sleeping with band members.