Interview With Sunday Girl - 13th November 2010
Photo Of Sunday GirlWe were due to intevriew Sunday Girl back stage at the Academy in Bristol before her support slot on the Ellie Goulding tour but due to soundcheck getting in the way we did the interview via e-mail,

You are named Sunday Girl after an old job can you tell us more about this?
I worked in my local old fashioned pet shop for years when I was younger, I worked at weekends and no one knew my name so I got called the "sunday girl" I love how the name is quite anonymous. I used to bring so many pets home, my poor mum. I had 13 animals at one point!!

Do a lot of people originally think that you are named after the Blondie song of the same name?
Yea they do and I do love that song but the pet shop girl is the real story

At what stage did you decide you wanted to create your own music after playing in cover bands?
I had always written poetry and scribbled down words and tried to write with the bands I was in but always found it very hard so once I got management I got writing with proper song writers. The process was a lot easier then and I could write exactly what I wanted

who would you say your main musical influences are?
Mazzy star, saint Etienne, joy division, gold frapp, kelis, peggy lee

I understand your debut album is already written, when are you planning to release it and what can we expect from it?
The album is out in March, it’s mainly written by myself and Jim Elliot who has written singles for Kylie. It’s pop but quite dark at times with loads of layers of sound and vocals, quite ethereal and washy. A real wall of sound!

The video for your latest single ‘Stop Hey’ is really impressive with a lot going on what was it like to make?
I love shooting videos and love the process and organisation that goes into it. I meet up with the director to discuss themes and for this video we went with the idea of superstition which I love but am very scared off, so walking under ladders was my worst night mare! But it looked great. It was also inspired by the photographer Tim Walker who was a great inspiration to me while I was doing my set design degree and university.

When is ‘Stop Hey’ being released as a single?
Its out in January, I’m scared but excited

I understand you played Cardiff Friday night and then dashed off to play an acoustic set for Diesel, how did you find playing two sets in two days?
2 sets in one day is hard but I think this sort of thing will only become more and more usual. Ellie often dashes off to do other shows after her shows but I think it’s about building up your voice so it can cope and catching as much sleep as you can as that really affects my voice when I’m tired.

You have a bit of a live show tradition at the moment where you take a photo of the crowd and post it on your Facebook when did this idea come about and do you have a lot of response from your fans identifying themselves in the pictures?
after a few shows in I wanted to get the crowd involved more so I started giving away free t shirt to whoever I say singing the loudest to certain parts of one of my songs and then I just thought let’s take pictures! everyone loved facebook and to have yourself tagged in a crowd pic seemed a fun idea and people seem to be loving it so I’m pleased I did it

What do you do whilst on tour in-between shows to keep busy?
iv been doing a lot of knitting and drawing. Also reading and going out with my band on little adventures, we have been on some country walks and go karting. Horse riding was on the cards but my management got a bit scared there might be some broken arms so we kept clear

Are you looking forward to playing any shows more than others?
every show is different so it doesn’t get boring but it’s always fun when my friends or family turn up to some shows

How does it feel to be tipped as one of the best artists to watch from many huge publications?
It hasn’t sunk in to be honest! it’s amazing but it doesn’t mean I’m safe yet, still lots of work to do

MySpace seems to be a big tool in the music industry these days with artists communicating with their fans over it and some even ditching their own website and having just a MySpace site, what are your opinions on MySpace as a tool in the music industry?
I think MySpace is good for people to listen to music but I prefer facebook and twitter for talking to fans, as you can upload pictures and respond easily to people. I think it’s great to chat to fans and see what they are liking

Where would you like to see yourself this time next year?
I want to be loving what I’m doing, having loads of fun and hopefully the single does well and I’m making progress

One last random question that we ask every band, if you could be an animal out of a Zebra and a Giraffe which one would you be and why?
Well giraffes have the best eye lashes I have ever seen but zebras are very beautiful and I would love one as a pet but I think I would like to be a giraffe

Interview By Trigger
 Band Members

Jade Williams
 Latest Releases
Sunday Girl - Stop Hey
Release Date - January 2011
1. Stop Hey
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