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Ivy Lies - Ivy Lies Newsletter Interview

27 Feb 2011 // An interview by Shade

What can we expect to see from Ivy Lies over the next year?

(Emla) We have been focusing a lot on the album release, which is really exciting and with that we plan to tour this album in May and bring out some new material towards the end of the year, we are wanting to go back over to LA to play as well.  

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians? 

Practice! Listen to lots of music and be yourself don't mimic other people 

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

The Veils, they have beautiful songs and have a really original sound.

What will Ivy Lies' next release be?

(Emla) We have just released our 4th single of the album called 'Highway' and not to sure yet what the next release will be, maybe we will ask the fans.

How do you come up with your lyrics? 

(Lisa) Mostly I write about personal experiences, but usually while I'm jamming a song I'll just kinda half sing words half ramble nonsensical sentences but usually something cool will come out of that.

Who would you most like to support live?

Jimmy Eat World are a long time love of ours and they are coming to NZ soon. We would be real keen to play support for them.

How do you believe Ivy Lies fits into the NZ music industry? 

In New Zealand we have a lot of talented female musicians but for some reason there are not that many female bands out there. It's a male dominated industry so we are happy to get in there.

What can you never leave home without? 

Our phones...gotta keep connected.

How do you describe Ivy Lies' music? 

Straight forward pop/rock.... based on hooky choruses and honest lyrics.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

The Powerstation

What is the best part of being a musician?

(Lisa) Touring...its so much fun getting out on the road, playing to new crowds, hanging out with friends in bands.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

Zowie because she's a cute little pixie! Sami sisters. Cairo Knife Fight. The Earlybirds.

What is in your CD collection at home?

Haha a million things! In the player right now though is Queens of the Stone Age. We went to the show on 21/2. They're so amazing live, such an inspiration and were lucky enough to head to the aftershow party and say hi to Josh. For reals.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment? 

(Lisa) We played a show at a really small venue in Auckland and the whole time we were playing I was getting electric shocks from the microphone, and I started to cry, not because I'm a wimp just because they were really strong and concentrated on my face. 

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

Home in Christchurch with are families. Everyone in New Zealand has been affected by the latest earthquake and our hearts go out to those that have lost loved ones.

What inspired you to start Ivy Lies?

We were all really passionate about music, and we all had similar tastes in music. So playing music together worked for us and felt right, we love doing it.

How did you come up with the name Ivy Lies?

We knew this girl who stole all our boyfriends.....

What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

Band Together in Christchurch, was an amazing show and had the best vibe. Hopefully we can do something to help out with the latest quake.

How do you keep in contact with your fans? 

Through Facebook, MySpace and Twitter mostly. We are lucky we have such awesome fans, they are very cool.

What rumour would you like to start about Ivy Lies?

(Lisa) We are all actually men.


About Ivy Lies

Ivy Lies are a three piece all girl rock/pop band from Auckland, New Zealand, that play upbeat hooky pop tunes with harmonious melodies and a solid rock edge.

Originally formed by Lisa, Emla and Rosie under the name 'Starlett' when the girls were still in school, the band caught the eye of SonyBMG. The development deal that followed led to the release of two singles, ‘What I Had’ and ‘Let It Go’, both receiving heavy airplay on commercial radio and music television.

In 2007 the band underwent a number of changes. They packed up their worldly possessions and moved from the genteel sophistication of Christchurch to New Zealand's Big Smoke: Auckland.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Ivy Lies


Little Mind Games
Year: 2011
Type: Album

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