Friday, April 29, 2011

An interview with The Pierces

I've been babbling on about The Pierces and their gothic carnival pop-rock since September last year. In the intervening six months, they've been off on tour with Lissie, made it onto Radio 2's A-List and finally got round to completing their new album, You & I.

The latest single from that record is called Glorious. Perfectly suited for the hazy nights of late spring, it's a dreamy, close harmony lament with soaring strings and a twingy twangy guitar riff. Critics will undoubtedly draw comparisons with The Bangles and The Go-Gos, which is (a) a lazy assumption about all-girl bands, and (b) entirely accurate.

The video correctly focuses on how sisters Catherine and Allison Pierce are, in common parlance, "total babes".

The Pierces - Glorious

I was lucky enough to interview The Pierces last month in the plush Penthouse suite they call home while they're in London. It's for a feature that'll be published on the BBC website towards the end of May, when their album comes out in the UK. I thought you might like a sneak peek (sneak listen?). So here's six minutes of it.

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