6 Questions With RIVALS6 Questions With RIVALS

Welcome to “6 Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so it has become a permanent fixture here on Indie Minded. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay the same. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.

Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.

We hope you enjoy this series, and if you know anyone that might be interested in being part of it, please have them reach out to us for more information.

Next in the hot seat is Los Angeles-based indie dark-pop band RIVALS. We have not had the privilege of featuring RIVALS here on the pages of Indie Minded, so we are thrilled to bring you this short interview. Sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.

For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?

Kalie Wolfe – We play Dark Pop! Were from Los Angeles! Micket and I have actually known each other for about 10 years now but, when I was like 17 years old, I went on a tour with his old band The Collected as a photographer. He heard me sing and about a year or two later, he hit me up asking me to try to sing a song and here we are!

In which ways do you enjoy interacting with fans (i.e.: social media, backstage, on the street), and do you find that this is an important piece of your career?

Kalie Wolfe – I tend to run our social media, I try to always reply to everyone. I ask questions, get to know them, have actual conversations. I also love meeting people after we play who have never heard us before, I don’t know why but that makes me really happy, someone who had no idea who we were coming into the show and leaving loving us.

Of course! Interactions with fans and them being there at all are why we’re here. They’re the ones who support us, who are there for us. They’re the MOST important part of us. We’re pretty much family at this point.

What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?

Micket Woodle – Really getting your band up off the ground in the first place. Finding the idea and mindset for what your band is gonna Sound like and who’s really willing to tough it out with you to make that dream come true

If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?

Kalie Wolfe – “Reflection” probably, love that song lol but also “Moonlit” but also “Wild Things,” IDK I like so many haha.

What do you think is the most realistic goal you can achieve as an artist/band? What do you hope to achieve?

Kalie Wolfe – I hate setting limits, I feel they make you think small. We as a band have always said “Madison Square Garden, three nights in a row sold out” and I believe one day we can do it.

Anything is possible! I hope this happens for you!

Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?

Kalie Wolfe – Super weird but driving, I tend to write a lot when I’m driving. I know Micket writes a lot when he’s driving too. It’s kinda like the one place you can go where no one can just walk in and disturb you, you know since your moving haha. Plus it’s quiet and just a good environment.

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Kelly Murphy
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