1. Give us a small insight about the formation of the band. When, where and how did Kerosin form?
Sasha: it was in 2008, Moscow. I start writing songs since i was 13 and since 15 i played in a bands. I was in rockabilly band and at the same time in hardcore punk band. So, three years Iater, when I get some more rehearsin and live experience, I form my own band to play my own songs.
2. Right now you’re touring to celebrate the bands 10th anniversary. It’s more then a lot of legendary punk bands ever existed. Ironic about a lot of punk bands is they became more famous years after they broke up. Have you achieved everything you hoped since formation or is the best still yet to come?
Sasha: i dont think that it's a long time... Yeah, it's long period if we talk about Pistols, Clash and other bands with career for 6-7 years... But look at the Damned, Buzzcocks,Social Distortion, Misfits, Kiss, The Toy Dolls etc. 35-45 years of rocking this world and they are still great! So we gonna stick to our guns as long as we can. Of course best is still yet to come: we are working on a new record that come out in 2019- I think that will be absolutely new level for us
Nikita: I believe that now the band is only at the start of the “best times”. Now everything becomes better with every show and every studio session. We’re climbing a hill, and a great distance left behind, but I believe that all the pain and tears are gonna be compensated.
3. You’ve played with some of your idols like The Misfits and The Adicts. What did you learn from playing with those massively influential bands?
Nikita: First of all – being kind, intelligence and friendly. Despite of their “punk” image, they are really positive and incredible people.
Sasha: I was Misfits fan since i was 13 and at 16 I get Misfits skull tatoo on me. It was very excited to share stage with them twice! I love Jerry Only- he is incredible kind guy and a great musican. He was always very kind and friendly with us. Both bands that you name are great professionals and they do their best on every show. And, by the way, both bands are huge Ramones fans, just like me;) Adicts show is unique thing, it really touchs everyone, not only fans. And Misfits live is a very strong and powerful thing just like Motorhead or Ramones live. Much respect for them, they are real rocknroll heroes!
4. What is the weirdest thing that has happened to you while touring?
Sasha: We toured a lot in Russian lowlife countries, so there was all: junk stories, prostitues, cops on the show, fights and so on. Russian concert life is unbeliveble rough shit!
Nikita: Oh, in the end of our tour in 2016, I’ve seen our drummer being wasted as hell! It was really weird, he acted like it was his last day on Earth! Actually, I’ve never seen him stoned and drunk before that night.
Dima: Nothing weird happens. Totally boring. No one didn't crush a hotel room or throwing out a tv through the window or accidentally vomiting on each other when drunk. Just tons of gay jokes and stupid rules. Haha
5. Which album made you want to form KEROSIN? I hear a lot of Social
Distortion influences in your music. Maybe something by them?
Sasha: Of course! Social D selftitiled and 'Somewhere betwenn heaven and hell', and white light' also. All the Ramones and Stooges records. And at that time on 2008 I was very influenced by italian punknrollers The Peawes'Dead End City' LP and The Bones albums. It's awesome band from Sweden. Bones is ultracool group I love all the stuff they did, it's very high energy rocknroll with great melodies and streetwise punk attitude. Few days ago Beef the singer/vocalist of The Bones put some guitars in our common track for Kersoin's upcoming new record. I'm very proud of this conversation! Hope everybody can hear it very soon
Nikita: I don’t know about early years, but right now about the songs we write, for me the biggest influences
are mostly Operation MD, Sum 41 (during their 2002-2005 period) and Frank Carter. I also love Social D, there’s no doubt!
6. Did you know any Estonian band prior hooking up with Dead Furies?
Nikita: No, but I really like both Dead Furies albums!
Sasha: of course I know JMKE. To me its kinda like estonian Dead Kennedys. And I heard about band called Psychoterror.
7. What is your favourite track 7 on an album?
Sasha: First i think that it's hard question , but then I remembered 'Brain Drain'! Of course it's 'Pet Cemetery' from Ramones fantastic record Brain Drain
Nikita: The hardest and the most interesting question I’ve ever got!
I think it would be Anti-Flag – Set Yourself on Fire. I’m all into lyrics, so I love the message of this song!
P.S. I prefer an acoustic version of this song.
Dima: My favorite track n7 is Creeping Death from Metallica's Ride The Lightining
8. Do you have a lucky charm while touring and playing shows? We have always performed with Chuck Taylor sneakers. I’m actually afraid to perform with any other shoes.
Sasha: i'm always performing in Chuck Taylor sneakers too, but not because of good luck charm, but because i m a ramone to the bone!;)
Dima: Yes I have. I wear different socks on my feet. It is my rule for life not only for tour. I really feel anxiety when my socks for some reason have the same color. Brrr
Nikita: I should forget something important from home to take with me on tour; in that case it’d be a great tour!
9. Do you have families at home and is it hard to say good-bye when you go on a tour?
Nikita: Yes. Sometimes I can’t handle it, and then I start to write. I have a really close friend in Moscow, to whom I dedicated every line I sing, and I’ll be missing her anyway
Dima: I have a family. Wife and four cats. No, it's not that hard to say goodbye. I just asking my wife to not to bring a new one kitty and asking my cats to not to eat my wife on her sleep.
Sasha: for me not. I would like to be half year or maybe more (7-8) months on tour and it wil be ideal life for me. 'Touring touring- it's never boring', ya know?
10. What can Estonian crowd expect from your shows in Estonia?
Dima: .They can expect raw sound and maybe Sasha's primal roar. Haha
Nikita: We’ll tear ourselves apart to show you what we call “Kerosin show”. Doesn’t matter if there’s a lot of people in the crowd or not, if it’s a huge venue or a small club, every show is sick! So, we will try our best!
Sasha: light side of Motorhead, dark side of the Ramones and musical punch kick and BOOM CRASH BANG! See you soon, estonian punks and rocknrollers, cant wait to meet you!