Passionless Pointless is a three piece band from Berlin consisting of Evelyn (guitar/vocals), Jyoti (drums) and Kate (bass/vocals). The band’s
name alludes to the PJ Harvey song of the same name. Bringing qualities of the ferocity of punk and darker, sludgier sounds, combined with
melodic vocals and catchy guitar riffs, Passionless Pointless are bringing back the 90’s grunge sound, with a twist. Their self-titled debut album was released in February 2021. Kate is answering the questions.
What are your favourite qualities in a song?
Rhythm and lyrics.
Where do you look for inspiration?
For lyrics – everywhere around; mostly the streets, things people say in the street, personal experiences and past relationships/friendships (never ending source) For music … I listen to the bands I like.
Where are you happiest?
Outside and on stage playing bass.
As a performer, what makes a show special or memorable?
Interaction with the crowd, when people go crazy and everyone is just out of their mind moshing, pogo dancing and having a good time!
As an audience member, what makes a show special or memorable?
Interaction with the band, when people go crazy and everyone is just out of their mind moshing, pogo dancing and having a good time!
What is your idea of success?
That people listen to our music.
What is something you would like to learn more about?
Playing cannibal corpse on bass.
What was your biggest musical failure?
Not playing a gig at a party with my former punk band where I was the singer and just too shy (I was only 20 then)
What was your biggest musical success?
Recording an album with passionless pointless.
Who do you look up to?
People who understood something about life and how to live it.
What was the first song you have ever written like?
It was hip hop, even 90’s hip hop, because it was the 90s. i was 11, called myself “funk unity” and the song was called “pay”. the beat was from my keyboard.
Who deserves a shoutout?
24/7 Diva Heaven! because they do kickass live shows and have great energy and dedication to rock’n’ roll! Their show at the Duncker was the last one I danced pogo to before the first lockdown.
You can find out more about Passionless Pointless here. Check out their video for ‘The Joy Of Missing Out’ below!