An Interview With The British Pop Group, Lovestarrs, Whose Motto, “Follow Your Heart And Aim For The Stars”, Keeps Them Motivated and Inspired!
Posted On 28 Oct 2014
Sarah, Hamish and George make up the British indie-pop band, Lovestarrs. They are inspired by pop hooks, honest lyrics, drum machines and funkylicious bass lines. These three create their very own unique brand of pop, living each day by the Lovestarrs motto “follow your heart and aim for the stars”.
Learn more about this group in the following interview with the lead singer and only girl in the group, Sarah:
Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band:
Sarah – Singer / Songwriter / Synths
Hamish – Bass Guitar / Guitar / Synths
George – Drums / Drum Pads (aka beat master)
Hamish and I are brother and sister so we met at birth. I met George when I went to University in London to study Music. He offered me cookies when we first met so I liked him straight away, obviously. I introduced him to Hamish and we all got on super well, so we started to play music together.
Why add an extra ‘r’ to your band name?
Because we are crazy cats! No, in all seriousness, it makes it unique and easy to Google. We want people to find our music as easy as possible. (We are crazy cats though).
In your band profile on Facebook, it says that you guys grew up listening to your parents albums; Tears For Fears, Prince and Cyndi Lauper. Are those of the bands that inspire you guys and your music today?
Yeah we did. My parents always used to play the records from their youth when I was growing up, so I grew to love those records and take great inspiration from them. I love 80’s music and style. I think I was born in the wrong era! I have a broad music taste though, I don’t just listen to 80’s. I’m a sucker for anything with a hook and a clever lyric. I love Katy Perry and at the moment I’m listening to the new Maroon 5 album and a lot of Gwen Stefani.
Lovestarrs is about doing your own thing, staying true to yourself and setting your goals high, and having fun with it at the same time. That’s what we are about.
Thus far, what’s a favorite memory or something quirky that’s taken place with the band (in-studio, onstage, or elsewhere)?
One really funny memory I have happened quite recently actually. I was recording a song called “The Shit” with producer Jerry Abbott in his home studio, who had his teenage nephew staying over at the time. His nephew was playing Playstation and kept cursing. Jerry told him off for his sharp tongue, but we then proceeded to record my vocals where I must have said the lyric ‘shit’ a hundred times. His nephew did not think that was fair at all! We told him my cursing was art, so that was ok…haha.
Any pre-performance rituals?
Mainly just chilling out, or maybe a cheeky G+T. Before we went on stage in Stockholm this weekend we blasted a bit of Craig David’s “Flavor” to get the ‘vibes’ going.
“Life Is A Bitch” is about how things don’t always turn out how you planned, which let’s be honest, happens a lot in life. But it’s tongue in cheek, it’s about learning to laugh at these things, pick yourself up and get stronger from them, rather than be sad. It’s basically saying ‘fuck you life I can take it, give me some more!’
You guys just released your album, Supernova. Congrats! Is there anything in particular that you’d like people to take away from listening to it?
Thank you! Supernova is our debut EP and we are working on material for our first album at the moment. We want Supernova to make people feel good and happy, and also find strength whilst listening to it!
We would love to! We love it there and love the people, especially the positivity and enthusiasm you guys have.