Interview: Matt Johnson (of Matt and Kim) | Consequence of Sound
Ask any fan of Matt and Kim what think they about their live show, and you'll get and adolescence–with songs like “Daylight” or “Block After Block”. . Do you feel this album will change your relationship with your audience?. If you haven't heard of Matt and Kim, Google them. Try typing in "Lessons Learned." See it? Yup, that's them stripping down to their birthday suits in the middle of. Two years before starting the wildly exuberant keyboard-drum duo Matt and Kim, Matt Johnson met Kim Schifino at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute.
It's gonna be "Shorty. Did you have a hard time finding a place you both liked?
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We did search for about a year, but we agreed on everything we wanted for the most part. Kim and I bizarrely agree on a lot of stuff, like way more than two people who spend 24 hours a day together should.
Somehow we don't want to kill each other; that's the amazing thing. We're kind of the same person. We shared a cell phone for like six years. How did you call each other? We never had to—we're always together! What was on your list when you were house hunting? We wanted at least three bedrooms because we both do a lot of work at home. Surprisingly, for a band, 95 percent of the work has nothing to do with music. Kim's always answering emails.
We're just really involved with everything from the artwork to our music videos, so…we both wanted our own office space. We've been sharing one room as an office, but it makes it really easy for Kim to turn to me and be like, "Hey, what do you think of this? I think it might be a scientific fact that men cannot multitask. So we needed our own workspace. Matt isn't very organized at all. I organize everything in our place except his computer.
I'm the kind of dude that when the desktop gets full, I just drag it all into one folder called "desktop. Did you know for sure that you wanted to stay in Brooklyn? We both grew up in the Northeast, so it's nice being a few hours away from where we both started out.
I don't know, it's a weird addiction. Did you tell her about how you proposed when we were looking for a place? You guys are engaged? No, not proposed like marriage-proposed. After a year of looking, we were hanging out in LA and went over to my friend's place, which is a great house in Silver Lake. So I peeked at some real estate—it's so much more affordable than it is here.
I was like, "Kim, we should move to LA. And I said, "Hell no, thank you! You weren't serious, were you Matt? I was kind of serious. I think it was a desperate feeling.Matt and Kim - "Block After Block" (Official Music Video)
Yeah, not to get all serious but We don't see our families or friends a whole lot. We hadn't found a place, we were stuck living in the place we're in now and things just seemed to be getting worse than they'd been in the past six years…. But luckily, we've had a good year. Is it ready to move into, or are you going to do any major work first? We're moving the kitchen from the downstairs to the upstairs, so that's a big job. It's a fully gut-renovated building, so it's a good slate to start with.
The dream is not to have a practice space anymore and just be able to have a room set up in our apartment. So we're talking about soundproofing…. Are you bringing any of the furniture you have or buying all new stuff? We have some finds—like a couple of old '50s tables and some cool, old chairs—but we're definitely looking forward to getting new things. We'd always see things we wanted and not be able to get them because we cannot fit another thing into our [current] apartment.
We live in less than square feet now, and the new place is around 2, or 3, We're at the point where we're thinking about what's going to go where, and every day I'm going to the store to buy another home magazine…. I'd definitely like to get rid of all our [low-end] furniture.
I think that's another grown-up step. Is there anything you've seen that you can't wait to get? There are a lot of great stores around [Williamsburg]. But I also know that in Vermont, the used furniture market is a lot less expensive. We want to take a road trip with a box truck and see what we can find.
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We want a giant kitchen table, one of those really big tables with a thick wooden top. Yeah, my brother and I did our homework at our kitchen table every day. We didn't go to our rooms. So the table's one thing.
And we need a bed frame. We definitely need a really good couch. I want either two couches or a sectional because we're always competing and trying to fit when we lie down.
And I always get the bad end of the deal. He just takes up the most amount of space. It's a very "old country" feel. The first time I went to Matt's parents' house, I loved it. It's a Vermont-style house that just has this nice homey feel with, like, clapboards on the bottom and… What do you call that?
You're not going to be able to explain this! I don't know, we like things that feel…like [exposed] beams and chipped paint… We like the old personality of places rather than super-new, super-clean.
It has to have a feeling of history or whatnot…. We're going to coin that. I don't think we can coin that because I think it exists. Do you like to decorate with personal stuff or buy made art for the walls? Shortly after their win, he was offered a position with the What's Good For You team and joined the television program in It seems Dr Andrew Rochford has now made friends with another famous reality star.
Instagram drandrewrochford Matt and Jane: Presumably still married This couple got married while filming on The Block and are presumably still together. Matt now runs his own development firm, 'The Martino Group'. Broken up Steven and Richard have sadly broken up with Steven now living in Auckland, where he is an art finisher at Pacific Renaissance whilst Richard reportedly lives in New York Season three couples: Erin is an interior stylist and part-time sports dietitian and runs her own brand, 'Erin Michael'.
Still together Who can forget the couple that got engaged on auction day? The couple are still together and parents to one year old girl, Freddie. Jenna went onto study interior design and decoration and launched Bicker Design in and Design School in Scotland is brother to Hudson, born in March Together they run Rod's sheet metal business in Warragul, Victoria.
Rodney handles the metal while Tania takes care of the accounts. Dale continues to run his business D. Sophie launched Vine of the Wild inan online store that collaborates with Australian designers to producer natural products for children. They have now relocated to Byron Bay and are raising their little boy, Harry, who was born in February Still together Dan and Dani are currently engaged and only recently celebrated with an engagement party.
The couple also launched a design business called Red Door Project. Season six was an All-Star season so all couples have already been discussed. The show sees the couple 'come to the rescue' to help out a family in need, calling on donors to help re-design their home, and help overhaul their life. Since leaving the show, they went on to renovate their own home as well as start a building and design business, Nectar.
Bec and George pose for their official The Block photos. Breakthrough with Grand[ edit ] Matt and Kim performing at Coachella in Matt and Kim were signed to the Fader Label in lateand Grand was released on January 20, The duo went on a 3-week North American tour in November to promote the album. The duo also performed the song on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The video was filmed during winter on a cold day. They also engaged in a two-month nationwide tour from September to November. They released their third studio album, Sidewalksin November on the Fader Label. This was the duo's first album to not be self-produced.