In natural KOPPS fashion, the song is unique, fun and off the wall: just like them. A little more on the band, KOPPS is a 3-piece alt-pop from Rochester, NY. They do their own songwriting and have a fully choreographed, highly energetic/experienced live show. The project is produced largely by Joywave front man Daniel Armbruster. The band has toured the USA with Joywave twice and has collaborated with them on other hits such as “Tounges” and “Hott”. Dark Beauty asked a few questions to see what they are up to…
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Where were you born and where are you now?
Rochester, NY and Rochester, NY.
How did this project form?
In the earlier 2000s Kyle and Patricia wanted to experiment with making music that sounded like 90s vocal house… la bouche, etc. We wanted it to be high energy and knew we wanted the live aspect to be entertaining. We definitely needed more members once things started picking up so we added guitar and drums and were off to the races. CLICK SPOTIFY BELOW THE HEAR ‘OH DANG DANG’!
Who are the members and what are their musical roles?
Patricia Patron – Vocals
Kyle O’Hara – Bass
Travis Johansen – Guitar
You give a refreshing take on pop music, definitely with sparkle and edge. Was this something you planned or did the sound come together magically when you first jammed?
I think trying to emulate 90s house I think we realized it was actually very difficult. So, we kind of made things our own with a weird mix of dance and alt and it lead us to [sort of] the sound we have presently. People seemed to like it from the beginning so we ran with it.
KOPPS infuses humor in a cool way, does this reflect all your personalities or is there a certain member with this vibe?
I think we all appreciate a slap stick-ish humor. I (Patricia) can definitely use humor to get through hard situations… so I think it’s become a real part of the band’s image.
Tell us something about the group your fans may not know:
Travis enjoys running, Kyle is a vegan and Patricia owns a Historic Landmark.
What does “Dark Beauty” mean to you?
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