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Tuesday, 19 February, 2002, 10:50 GMT
My Music: Kinesis
Kinesis are fans of Radiohead and The Pixies
Kinesis are fans of Radiohead and The Pixies
With an average age of 17, adrenaline-rockers Kinesis, from Bolton, Lancashire, are one of the youngest and loudest bands currently climbing the UK rock ladder.

They are favourites of the BBC Radio 1 Evening Session and have a new single, ...And They Obey, out on 25 February.

Guitarist Conor McGloin tells BBC News Online about how he gets his musical kicks.


What was the most recent album you bought?

I bought See This Through And Leave by the Cooper Temple Clause.

Where do you most like listening to music - and why?

Headphones on my walkman. I can escape from my mundane life.

What songs do you sing in the bath?

If you heard me sing, you'd know people wouldn't appreciate me singing in any situation.

What song always makes you cry?

How To Disappear Completely by Radiohead.

What was the first album or single you ever bought?

I bought 1977 by Ash, purely by chance when I was 11, maybe 12.

Which is your favourite and least favourite song?

I particularly like Women Who Love Men Who Love Drugs by Oceansize. Nickelback's How You Remind Me annoys me.

Which song by another artist do you wish you had written?

I wish I'd written Debaser by Pixies.

Do you prefer CDs or vinyl? Why?

Vinyl feels so nice and is great for collecting. I have many vinyl records yet no vinyl player. It feels like I'm buying a piece of history.

Roughly how many records are there in your collection?

I'd say there are around 300 to 400 albums now and about the same amount of singles.

How long do you spend browsing in record shops - and what's the best record you've ever bought on impulse?

I love the local record shop. I love buying things after simply hearing about them in NME/Kerrang etc. I bought Mystery White Boy by Jeff Buckley on impulse and it changed the way I look at music.

Which song from the past 12 months is most likely to gain classic status?

I don't really think there are any from the last twelve months. Independent Woman or Get Ur Freak On were both hugely important in the development of pop music. I'd tip those two.

Which artists do you currently most admire?

Oceansize, Radiohead, System Of A Down.

If you organised a rock festival, who would have as headline and supporting acts?

Headline would be Radiohead. Also playing would be Cooper Temple Clause, Leaves, Oceansize, And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of Dead and Mars Volta.

Do you visit any music websites regularly?

Rockfeedback.com, Drownedinsound.com, NME.com , Kerrang.com, bbc.co.uk/radio1/alt, Kinesis-official.co.uk.

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