LSD FAZE TIME: Kristin Velvet



After releasing 3 EP’s on Daniel Steinberg’s Arms & Legs and another one on Detone in 2017 the Australian-born but now Berlin-resident Kristin Velvet put out her brilliant new ‘Insane’ EP on Tiger Stripes‘ label Strange Idols last month (buy here). Make sur not to miss her at the Arms & Legs label night at Watergate (Berlin) on August 23, 2018 along Felix da Housecat and Daniel Steinberg and read our interview feature with her below!


My name is Kristin Velvet but you might know me as my other plant-based pseudonym. I was born in an areoplane (I was a Flying Doctors baby) and grew up in outback Australia. When I was a child my idol was my big brother, because he was awesome at Lego. When I was far too old, I started reading books again. It was then when I realised that silence is golden and decided to listen more. Since then I have learnt its much more fun being interested than being interesting.

One of my best gigs I played was at Sisyphos Berlin on May 1st this year. It was so much fun playing b2b with Daniel Steinberg for 7 hours and sharing dried dates around the dancefloor (they’re a great source of natural energy). One of the best gigs I have been to was Mogwai at Harvest Festival Sydney 2011. I loved how relaxed the band were and how much they seemingly enjoyed themselves.


Now I live in the moment with my große Liebe. In my house you can find a Dragon Tree affectionately named Sideshow Bob and my refrigerator is usually full with very old airberlin chocolate hearts. I enjoy a challenge and green tea ice-cream a lot. I can spend hours dancing on my own. One of my favorite places to visit is my farm in Australia, because it’s wild and the big sky. On weekdays I love some time alone and on weekends I usually enjoy the company of friends and strangers, more often than not on a dancefloor. My favorite song at the moment is Harry Axt – Lifestyle. A film I watched lately and really liked was Nanette. The last series I watched and loved was House of Cards. I am very inspired by my family. My dream is to fully let go of all ego-fuelled ambitions. My worst nightmare is the gym. I love oysters and a good belly laugh and hate people that walk slowly three abreast on the sidewalk. I am addicted to showers, I take 3 a day. I just cannot stop over enthusastically interrupting others mid-conversation, but I’m working on it…. I get totally fucked up, when I abstain for too long. The next day I need to get fucked up. Local Suicide reminds me of Berlin.


Tomorrow I will probably wish I answered these questions differently. Next month (on August 23) we’re having an Arms & Legs label night with Felix Da Housecat at Watergate Berlin, come boogie! Next year I will open my heart fully to whatever comes. In 10 years I hope I’m still hungry, still foolish…. and still dancing.


If I wasn’t a spontaneous & over-indulgent hedonist, I would be a home-owner by now. If my life was a Hollywood movie, I would hope it gets rewritten as a TV series and shown on Netflix so people actually see it would have the main role, because Paulette Goddard, I think she has a sparkle in the eye. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be just between us. If I was a car, I would be a Volvo with a missing hubcap, not conventionally sexy but with phenomenal endurance. If I was an animal, I would be a Brolga. If I was a drug I would be a stimulant. If I was an invention, I would be a GPS, I like helping people find their way. If I was an object, I would be a Dorothy’s ruby slippers. If I could date myself, I would find the mystery bit lacking. If I could play with anyone it would be John Cage if he was still alive. I would like to collaborate with Santa Claus. If I had only one wish, it would be to have at least three more wishes. I would never compare myself to others, because you can’t win.


My word of advice to the reader would be: “Don’t worry! You will always have exactly what you need” – wise words taken from a fortune cookie.

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