Yeah yeah, it's a bit weird interviewing your own band for your own website, to promote a gig that you're putting on yourself ... but I, Doris have always been staunchly DIY and what's more DIY than blowing your own fucking trumpet. Strap in for the weirdness, and here's a 5 question interview with some Dorisses ahead of this Saturday's LOUD WOMEN return to the Hope & Anchor - 14 August with Currls, Fraulein and The Slugs ...
For people who’ve not heard you play live before, what can we expect from you at the LOUD WOMEN gig?
Doris: Lots of smiles and disco/indiepop bangers, perhaps some overexcited rambling at out first gig for 18 months, a brand new (very punkrock) Doris on guitar, and some never-heard-before future hits!
Doris: Quippy lyrics, vocal harmonies, glittery eyeshadow, pinnies a-plenty and on-stage wine.
What’s the most important thing we need to know about your band right now?
Doris: We’ve been busily recording some enormous, patriarchy smashing hits, coming to your ears very soon.
If you had to do a cover at the gig, what cover would you choose to play? (And why)
Doris: Covers – with lyrics rewritten in a suitably Dorissey way – is part of what we do! One day though I’d love to do a straight cover of ‘Hold On’ by Wilson Phillips.
Pass the mic – who are your top 3 contemporary bands?
Doris: Currls, Fraulein and The Slugs are totally where it’s at!
Doris: Also … if we’re talking contemporary bands, Wet Leg. We should really have written this song! I find myself humming it at work, a lot. “Is your muffin buttered? Would you like us to assign someone to butter your muffin?” Genius.
Draw us a picture…
Doris: Here’s a drawing of a highland cow that wants to run for office.
Doris: As you can see, it’s a good likeness. Manifesto included. He’s called Crawford. He’s opinionated and becomes quite reactionary when Police Interceptors comes on.
Find I, Doris on Facebook, Instagram and Bandcamp, and catch them live this Saturday 14 August at the Hope & Anchor, Islington, London.