We’ve banged on a bit before about how much we like new pop group Red Blooded Women. Smart and sassy with killer tunes, they know exactly how to make a dancefloor move and have good fun doing it. Their new single, a bleeping cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy The Silence’ is out in April so we caught up with these good time girls in the middle of their recording.
Hello Red Blooded Women. Who are you and what are you upto?
Liz: Hello Londonist, We are Liz, Candy & Carly AKA Red Blooded Women, a hot new electro-fabulous girlband and we’re bringing back the 80s with our own little twist. We’re just about to release our reworking of “Enjoy the Silence” originally by our favourite DM boys So times are very exciting for the 3 of us!!
Whereabouts in London are you based? What’s brilliant and what’s totally horrible about it?
Liz: I’m the only one actually based in London, and I’m a Richmond SW kinda girl I love living here it’s so pretty and green – there’s nothing better then a beer by the river on a sunny day. Candy and Carly live just outside London in Essex and Reading, but we do most of our writing, recording and partying in London. We love the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly and Soho at night, and you can usually find us in some bar in East London at the weekend.
Where are you from originally, what does London do better?
Candy – I was born in Essex and still reside here, although my family are all East Londoners. Carly is our little Welsh lovely, and Liz is from the darkest depths of Swindon! As for what London does better, I’d say late nights – we’re party girls through and through!
What London location has been the most significant in the lifetime of Red Blooded Women?
Liz – We’ve just shot the music video to our new single “Enjoy the Silence” and it follows us on a journey through some of our favourite London spots. It’s so beautiful and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.
Candy – It has to be Archway though. That’s where our studio is based, where we record all our material – we have spent a lot of time there. Literally from dusk till dawn sometimes, so I guess that’s where RBW took shape.
You are probably the only people in the world ever to big up Archway! What are the band up to at the moment?
Carly – We’re busy busy! We’re gigging at the moment and doing loads of promo for the single. We’ve just finished filming our video, and we’ll be back in the studio next week to finish tweaking our album!
What do you reckon you sound like?
Liz – An 80s mixtape, with a 2009 twist – we are electro- pop and proud!!! We write catchy hooks, we have 80s influenced production but we keep it commercial and we take inspiration from all the greats- Madonna, Kylie, Abba, DM, The Human League, Prince, Michael Jackson etc. We also love the fact that electro girls are hitting the charts hard for 2009- Lady Gaga, Little Boots, La Roux – it appears to be the Year of electro hotties!!!
Give us your most awesome reason for why we should check you out rather than every other new band out here?
Liz – Because we’ll seduce you with our vocals, tease you with our suggestive lyrics and get you hooked on our melodies – and if all that fails we’ll flash you a bit of leg!
What’s your favourite London venue and why?
Carly – Probably 93 Feet East in Brick Lane. It’s an awesome venue, the sound is incredible and the cameraderie in Shoreditch is always brilliant.
Can you think of a cool London location that would be amazing to do a gig at?
Liz – The London Eye. Intimate audience, great view, and over in 20mins. Good times!
What about somewhere a bit more grubby – have you ever busked?
Liz – I can safely say we haven’t, though I’ve sung to people on the night bus against their will – not sure that counts! I would love to busk, I think we’d make big bucks, though I’m not sure how happy our management would be! We are all about live performances, we want the crowd to get captivated and leave humming our songs, though I imagine that would be a bit of a challenge by the elevators in Tottenham Court Road Station
What’s your favourite clubnight in town?
Candy – There are so many cool places around East London, as well as the big superclubs, but we’d have to say Club Popjustice at Trash Palace on a Friday night – we DJ’d there recently and those boys certainly know how to party!
What other new London bands / artists should we be checking out?
Carly – We’ve done a few gigs alongside a new singer called Antigone who is awesome. She’s Australian, but based in London. And I have to mention my boyfriends band Vices, as well as Echo, a new acoustic 4 piece harmony group that our friend manages.
And finally what’s your London secret?
Candy – My dad took me to an amazing fish restaurant that all the London Black Cabbies go to. It’s like an institution for them. It’s called Fish Central, off of City Road. Amazing food! Also, in Walthamstow is a secret gem of a place called Walthamstow Village. You wouldn’t believe its there. Round the back, it’s like you have just stepped into Hampstead!