Krista Papista

Krista Papista

The ‘sordid pop’ of Krista Papista has been bubbling in London’s musical nether regions but is now threatening to runneth over with latest, I Wish I Had Blue Eyes. We spend 30 seconds with her...

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 20 Apr 2016
  • min read
The ‘sordid pop’ of songwriter and multi-media artist Krista Papista has been bubbling among London’s musical nether regions for some time but is now threatening to runneth over with new release, I Wish I Had Blue Eyes.

Over the course of a handful of tracks, this London-based, Greek-Cypriot has unsettled as much as she has enticed with her visual songs stretching between electronics, punk and oddball soundtrack sonics.

This artist is following a DIY path, self-releasing her latest single and co-directing a suitably weird video. In the piece, Krista swap roles with a middle aged, suited man as the pair dance a traditionally masculine Greek dance called the Zeibekiko. Sound good? If so, then keep your ears tuned for future musical updates and meet Krista in our 30 seconds below…

I first started writing music because…
It excited the fuck out of me.

I have been making music since…
I was 13.

My music is…
Sordid pop.

You'll like my music if you listen to...
The Knife (people always say that).

My favourite venue is…
I’ve hated every venue I’ve ever played in.

Music is important because…
I don't really need to explain do I?

My biggest inspiration is…
Chet Baker, Elvis and Billie Holiday.

My dream collaboration would be…
Pete Doherty.

To try me out, listen to my song…
I Wish I Had Blue Eyes.

If I wasn’t making music I’d be…
Lost in some shitty bar somewhere in Europe.

In 10 years’ time I want to be...
Happy.

kristapapista.com

Photo credit - Hannah Jetschmann. Watch the video to I Wish I Had Blue Eyes below...