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10 Quick Ones with KYLE BOLDUC from LYDIA CAN’T BREATHE – December 2017

According to a recent press release: “Florida rockers, Lydia Can’t Breathe has unveiled their new NSFW claymation video for the title track off their new album, Tastes New. The video showcases the band’s creativity as it comes in claymation form and tells the tale of two lovers meeting and growing old together. “Tastes New is the title track of our new album as well as our first love song. We usually write about smoking weed, movies, or partying so this was a new thing for us. It’s about how when you first meet someone and fall in love how awesome it is. It’s like eating something that tastes amazing for the first time!” – Kyle Bolduc”  We get vocalist Kyle to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new music, his influences, and more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

The new album Tastes New is different then our prior material. It has better production and the songs are more thought out. We rushed through the last 2 albums thinking we needed it done and this time we feel we spent more time on focusing doing it right. I am personally stoked on how our whole team of people working with us has grown over the years. If you listen a few times through you will start to notice hidden vocal melodies as well as hidden screams and effects to spice up the mix. One of my favorite parts was the production we did on the slow breakdown in the title track, “Tastes New”!

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

The thing that got me into music starts back when I was just a kid jamming with my dad in the car listening to rock such as AC/DC, Guns and Roses, Led Zeppelin, and Metallica to name a few. Then when I was about 12 years old my parents got me an acoustic guitar for Xmas and I was hooked. I started learning easy songs like Smoke Under Water by Deep Purple and some Tom Petty. Then a year later I got my first electric guitar and I started taking lessons from former U.F.O guitarist Paul Chapmen and started learning how to solo the notes I was playing as well as expanded my playing and writing. After a few years I started jamming with other musicians and formed my first band that would turn into Lydia Cant Breathe some years later!

3. Who would be your main five musical influences?

My main five musical influences in no particular order are, The Beatles for their epic song writing and vocal harmonies that touched so many lives. Second up would have to be AC/DC for their stage presence and awesome guitar riffs and solos! Next would have to be System Of A Down because they are so unique and original, plus super political with a powerful message. Then I would have to say Slipknot for their tough heavy riffs and blend of different styles of music and amazing gimmick and stage show! Last but not least I would have to say Marlin Manson for his song writing and not give a shit attitude towards everyone!

4. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be?

If I could call in one artist to do a collaboration with I would like to do it with Tech 9. The reason being he is an original artist that came from nothing and just kept playing shows and even though he was different he was accepted by so many and now is one of the greatest acts out there. I feel like he has some knowledge of how the industry works from an indie level. Plus he’s a different style then us so it would be cool to go outside of our box a little.

5. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before?

Lydia Cant Breathe is a unique muti-genre band. We range from ska to metal on our newest album with some hip-hop and classic rock parts as well. We like to write music that makes people move whether its dancing or moshing. We have 5 well rounded musicians in the band that can play almost any style so its cool to mix it all up and see what you get!

6. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

The best thing about being a musician for me is spreading and sharing my art and message with people. I get to travel and see different cities and meet new cool people every night. To hear our fans tell them that our music is always on their iPod or disc player all the time, and that our message helped them through tough times is why I do it, to make a difference in the world as much as possible!

7. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

When the band gets together we order food, because everyone doesn’t want to cook. Probably get pizza or Chinese buffet. Shad and Josh get the drinks, they can both throw a few back. Ryan is always the one to bust out the acoustic guitar, and then AJ and me grab it next. Then we usually watch a movie and talk about new themes.

8. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

If I didn’t play music my dream job would be to be a pro athlete. It would have to be baseball or soccer so I didn’t get hurt and end my career early. I think It would be cool to play a game for a living and get paid millions of dollars as well as have an influences on other peoples lives, stay in shape, and be part of a team!

9. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”?

I’ve played music professionally for about 7 years now and during my career something I wish I could take back is some of our old songs and videos. When we started we didn’t realize or have a budget to do professional music videos and recordings. And now we know and have the people on our team that can bring our vision alive musically and visually. The new videos and music we are releasing on this album is the best we’ve ever done, and we are tentatively working on new material everyday.

10. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

I would want to go back and see the first Slipknot album recorded with Ross Robinson. I read about how hard he pushed the band to get to that next level. I would like to see what happened during those sessions! That album has so much raw energy and the lyrics and vocal patterns are some of the first songs I learned to sing and scream. This album made me love heavy metal and the way you can combine other genres into the songs.

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10 Quick Ones with KYLE BOLDUC from LYDIA CAN'T BREATHE - December 2017

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About the Author: ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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