EMQ’s with LOLA BLACK
Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Denver, Colorado based Hard Rock/Metal/Punk band Lola Black. Huge thanks to Lola for taking part!
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
My name is Lola from Lola Black. (VOCALS)!
How did you come up with your band name?
It’s what I go by and also the band name. It was decided by Chris, Paige and myself (founding members). Due to the shifty nature of musicians it’s something that will stand the test of time just as long as I’m ticking the band is and music is something I will always be a part of.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
America; Denver, Colorado to be exact! Where the word “scene” is apparently frowned upon but if it weren’t I would have to say the “scene” is most excellent.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
Our latest release was on November 1st, 2019 and is our spin on Concrete Blonde’s “Bloodletting (Vampire Song)” just in the key of Lola Black. The cover was a follow up from our full length album “Nothing’s Gonna Be Alright” which was released late fall of 2018.
Who have been your greatest influences?
This question has always been a hard one for me because music in general influences me. I can find gems inside everything I hear.
What first got you into music?
I have always been drawn to music. It is the focal point of all of my memories. I remember at a very young age listening to every word and every note of everything that played around me. It honestly doesn’t matter what type of music is on, my ears are just in tune to it and that’s always the first thing I pick up on.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Since I’ve always said Chino Moreno in the past I’ll stick with him because I honestly dig all of his work.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Probably The Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK because the Reading Festival is iconic! The talent on the line-ups over the years is insane! It would be an honour!
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
It takes a lot for me to consider something weird. So, nothing out of “my” ordinary…!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
In the wise words of Bill and Ted “Be excellent to each other”!
If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
I don’t know. I’ll just go to them.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Love, Playing Music! Hate, social media!
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Don’t get me started.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
I can never decide or narrow it down. All-time favourite is a strong title to hold and I love too many. Plus it also depends on if I genuinely love all tracks on said album or just a few. I can’t commit. Sorry.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
I like it all. Anyway I can get the music to my ear holes will do.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
We did a string of festivals called the World’s Loudest Month some years ago and that entire experience was by far the best. We played with almost every band we love and respect at one stop or another that summer!
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I always wanted to be a homicide detective. I am a detective and justice seeker at heart and Joe Kenda is my hero.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Dave Chappelle, Al Jourgensen, Rob Zombie, David Hasselhoff and Joan Jett!
What’s next for the band?
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Social media links-
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
I have no clue what that is but cake and biscuits are delicious.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Nope. You are awesome and thank you for your time.
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