Laulia take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the various artists around the world! Today it is the turn of Laulia to take us behind the scenes by tackling the challenge!

A song that made you want to make music?

Harry: Sunflower: Paul Weller

Kurt: Minority by Green Day

Lauren: As much as I cringe looking back, When You’re Gone by Avril Lavigne… 8 year old me totally wanted to be her.

Ollie: Snow by RHCP

Best rider you’ve had?

An entire bingo hall, pitta breads, humous, cheap wine and a crate of warm Guinness.

Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?

Featuring on the same record as Courtney Barnet, HINDS, and SuperGlu was pretty great, especially considering how long we had been a band at the point. Though seeing Chris Eubank drive past us in his Rolls in Brighton outside The Pipeline was a pretty major event as well.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“Lord knows I’d surrender, but I owe everything to you”


Easiest song you wrote?

Terms Of Love came together in what felt like 10 minutes.


Favourite song in your set?

Harry: Terms Of Love

Kurt: The Collectors

Lauren: Bloody Knees

Ollie: First Rule

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

I think something unexpected would be the most fun.. it’d be so easy to choose someone in the same genre as us, but pushing boundaries and having no clue what it would come out like would be really cool. Like, for example, Bjork would be pretty mental.. not a clue what would materialise from a collaboration like that, but I’m sure we’d love it.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Decision making.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

One of us used to be in a Cartoon Network advert mini-series, but we’re not telling you who..

Jokes you have in the band?

Lauren’s lack of self control when a loaf of bread is left in front of her is pretty funny…

Key to writing a song?

For Lauren, lyrics come so naturally if she’s expressing an emotion. So bad moods work great for songwriting. Other than that, playing together and vibing off one another is so important. Allowing ourselves (and each other) to experiment freely, without judgement is key. So essentially, trusting each other to develop and build on our ideas is what creates real magic.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Dover currently, we’ve mainly focused on playing the South this year.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

The Andrews Twins, that counts as one person right?

New band you’d recommend?

Valeras, Porridge Radio, Berries, Deluxe Deluxe, Drug Store Romeos, Vinyl Staircase, Gurr, The Estevans, Nature TV

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Wolf Alice or Cherry Glazzer

Place you’d most like to tour?

Australia, South America, USA, Europe

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“Female-fronted is not a genre”

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

It’s the name of the songs.

See us live at?

Nothing in the diary for the remainder of the year live wise, we’re now focusing on finishing up writing our EP which we start recording early 2020.

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

For artists yes, for consumers no

Unusual merchandise?

Not so far, but keep those eyes peeled.

What do your fans mean to you?

I always find it really strange referring to people who support us as ‘fans’, it feels like it really divides us from them, but we just want them to feel as part of what we’re doing as we are. They’re coming on this journey with  us, and that totally blows our minds. Without them, a career wouldn’t even be viable, so we owe them so much and want to connect with them as much as possible.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

No, but Kurt did put Harry’s back out of action for 2 weeks due to a freak piggy back incident.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Lauren or Ollie for sure.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Probably a grizzly bear. Whilst they’re all cute, fluffy and cuddly they have a pretty angry / aggressive side, which very much relates to us as people vs us on stage. That or a Tapir! It’s kinda weird looking, not too certain of itself, but generally a solid geezer.

Elizabeth Birt

February 5, 2020

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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