Guillozine: What were your influences for this new single?
Gini: When I first worked on the song, I was travelling in Mexico. While riding in the bus, I was listening to a lot of to “Night Manager”, “Starcrawler” and “Death Valley Girls”, but I can’t really name a song or artist who pushed me in a direction… When I got back to Zurich and started playing it with the boys, it developed it’s groove with the way the guys are playing.
GZ: Does the EP have a similar sound?
G: We tried to get some kind of diversity in our songs, but in general I think the songs of our first EP are fitting together in it’s style. There is a bit of a 90ies influence, mixed with crunchy and dreamy guitars. Some of the songs in the EP where the first songs I’ve ever written. So I am double excited to have them finally arranged with the guys!
GZ: What inspired you to create this single?
G: Definitely the travels in Mexico where I had a lot of time for myself and could start appreciation the important things in life again. Also I was surrounded by a lot of great musicians and got this need of writing new songs. I recorded some demos with garage band or voice messages while I was there and send them to the boys. They really liked what they were hearing, so I got even more energized to be working to the songs with them.
GZ: How does it compare musically/lyrically to your other music?
G: Songs about feelings are a big lyrical topic in our music. Sometimes I even feel a bit insecure in sharing them, because it can also be very personal. But then I keep remembering myself, that my feelings of being bored, appreciating friendships, getting hurt, being in love etc. are things that everyone can relay to and I am not the only one on this planet feeling like that. But I think I write a lot of love songs….
GZ: If you had to pick 4 words to describe your sound, what would they be?
G: Catchy, dreamy, energetic, fierceful.
GZ: Pick one lyric or verse to sum up you guys as a band.
G: Have to Pick a Lyric by my flower child sister Mercedes Olles aka Las Robertas:
Run run run free, is the feel, you have to give it to yourself
Wide wide open, is my mind, you have to feel it for yourself
You have to feel it for yourself.
GZ: Are there any pop culture references in the EP that people should keep an eye out for?
G: I mentioned before, that there are some kind of influences from the 90's. I used to listen to a lot of Nirvana, which made a big impression on me. It’s funny, I never knew The Cranberries besides their song Zombie and discovered Linger like a few years ago. They totally introduced me to this
whole world of girl power 90's bands like Garbage, Veruca Salt or The Breeders. I couldn’t believe that I was missing out such a big musical world ruled by these chicks, so I started to listen to a lot of this kind of music and of course it also affected our song writing.
GZ: What’s in the foreseeable future for you guys?
G: We are super excited for this first EP to be released in April 26th via Taxi Gauche! Right now, we are preparing for the recording sessions in summer, which will lead to our debut album. Until then we are very lucky to be playing a show with Sugar Candy Mountain and FEWS.
Check out the music video for "Under Your Spell" here: