Wandering down the dark stairs at London’s Kamio venue, I was struck by a feeling of dread. Mostly because the walls are painted in a red and black vortex design, which got me thinking what’s at the end of the stairs? Where does it lead? To a circus of hell?
Not quite, I was about about to interview Strong Asian Mothers, ahead of their first headline show of the year.
The room was dark but surprisingly spacious, band members, support acts and the backstage crew were busy clattering around onstage.
Drummer Josh and I waited politely whilst Strong Asian Son Amer was nestled in the sound booth. The next thing I know he drops to his knees and rather frantically searches for something in the dark – a micro SD card it turns out to record the gig on.
Lead singer Kalim aka Khushi’s delicate vocals drifted from the green room.
Strong Asian Mothers, released their latest EP, Animal earlier this year. I sat down for a chat with the band whilst they chowed down on Sainsbury’s Finest baguette and tzatziki that might’ve been slightly off.
Have a listen to our chat below:
The Animal EP is out now.