LOIS AND THE LOVE INTERVIEW AND EP REVIEW

 

 

If you obsessively listen to one song because of the way you feel – either good or bad, Lois and the Love, are the perfect remedy. Thrashing guitars, loud as hell drums, and Lois’ amazing scratchy voice are just three delicious elements that the band contains. With a musical mixture of 90’s grunge, electro, post punks, and elements of disco; the sky’s the limit for Lois and the Love.

Listening to their EP Louder Than Love was the remedy during New York’s snow ridden days and now that it’s heating up, snows melting; yes, get ready for it, spring is almost here! Lois and the love, a London-based band who is managed by David Bianchi; also manages amazing bands like The Libertines and Charlie XCX. Louder Than Love is the EP you need to celebrate the fun filled nights that are slowly but surely approaching.

Louder Than Love starts off on a thunderous and chaotic trip with, Denial, and then breaks barriers with songs like I Don’t Wanna Go Back There, Pinocchio and These Guitars. Each song brings something that blends in so well with the hustle and bustle of New York City.

Listening to your Love is Louder EP has been the best company through the crazy New York weather, how has your music evolved since you began playing music together?

Thanks very much. We have been on a constant experimental trip. We never like to limit our music to one sound. Our drummer Eddie is a budding producer. We have written most of our tracks through his beats or on my guitar. My favorite way to write is to jam a rift then record whatever comes out. “Carpet Burns” only took one hour to get down. This comes down to trust and creative freedom in the band…something that has taken three years to perfect.

Watching your music video for WAR, it’s chilling and interesting, how did you come up with the concept of a static like video?

We wanted something visually spunky but not too based on the subject itself. We are big fans of the video makers Messrs, and wanted something vibrant and colorful. I’m a big fan of old film. Gritty edges always seem more beautiful.

When did you realize you wanted to get into music? (This one can be answered by everyone if they like)

My parents bought me a keyboard when I was three years old. I used to write songs on it, then hop around on one leg to Top of The Pops.

So “These Guitars”, is like the ultimate strut song, do you guys have a strut song?

“Lust for Life” by Iggy Pop

Growing up, who were your musical influences? If you can tour with any favorite musician, who would it be?

Blur, Elvis, The Beatles, Queen, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, The Clash, The Specials, The Sex Pistols, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, 90’s Dance, Tina Turner, BB King, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, etc—so many! I would love to tour with Blur, Iggy Pop or Queens of The Stone Age.

Most surreal experience you’ve gone through at a show or as a band in general?

We got struck by lightning. Now things blow up on stage.

Any plans to come and visit New York City? I think you guys would fit perfectly in our music scene.

We’re coming to get ya’s!

And finally, do you guys have a favorite whiskey drink?

I’ll let the boys answer that as I don’t drink it.

Article by: Karen Silva

 

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