Interview with The Cherry Dolls

Thursday, May 21, 2015

With their tour fast approaching, I had the opportunity to ask a few questions to Jakob Kagan from The Cherry Dolls. They recently dropped the video for their new single 'The Last Time' and you can expect their EP Wasted Pearls to be unleashed sometime this year. 

Describe The Cherry Dolls in 3 words...

The Cherry Dolls

Your EP 'Wasted Pearls' is set to be released later this year, what can we expect from it?

You can expect a slightly colourful departure from most of the classic Cherry Dolls tunes.

You’ve been working a bit with Alex from The Delta Riggs. What has he brought to The Cherry Dolls production wise? Is there any wisdom he has shared?

No direct wisdom as such, but he is very reassuring to be in the studio with. He doesn’t y’know sit us down and teach us these spiritual lessons like a guru. Perhaps his experience just radiates a bit. Also he’s a great friend so it’s pretty comfortable. There’s quite a mutual respect there.

Listening to your latest single ‘The Last Time’, I got the vibe that it’s about a break up. How would you describe the overall meaning of the track?

I think you can really give it your own direction. I like to leave these things a bit more general sometimes. I suppose you could say that. I’d say it’s more about saying goodbye to someone you love, not necessarily because you want to, but because you must. Whether it be a romantic thing or not, that’s up to you.

What has it been like receiving love from the likes of Rolling Stone Australia? 

It’s cool. It’s always great to get a bit of love from such a respected label/brand… But at the end of the day Rolling Stone are just a bunch of people too. Any love is good love right? We’re stoked to get a nod every now and then no matter where it comes from y’know… But y’know, thanks Rolling Stone.

You’ve played quite a few live shows, what’s the most exciting part about touring?

I can only speak for myself, but I think the best part is meeting all the new people in new towns and cities who really dig your music, making their nights, partying with them.

What was the last gig you attended as a regular gig go-er?

Charles Bradley at The Corner

Apart of the EP, is there anything else we can expect from The Cherry Dolls in 2015?

We’re going to LA in August to record with John Horn who’s worked with some of my favourites like Cass Mccombs and The Endless Party so that should be a hoot. A few more releases before the end of the year which will keep on evolving our sound and yeah… We’ll have to wait and see.

Written by Amy Smolcic