Ahead of their first of four headline shows across London this summer, we had a little chat with Chess Club’s latest signees Lip Filler about their inspirations, how their live show compares to Madame Tussaud’s and why they decided to play in each corner of the capital this year.
1. What made you decide that one London show wasn’t enough, and you absolutely had to go round the compass on your upcoming x4 date tour of the city?
In a democratic vote we discovered that the band like the number four more than it likes the number one. We got a bit excited by this and went all out and booked four venues. Later that night right we found a compass, realised it had four points and just laughed in complete disbelief then thanked god
2. You’ve touched on the overstimulation of London life in previous interviews, how would you say this has affected Lip Fillers’ sound?
I mean when you’re all cooped up in the same place together, I think creative processes can maybe become overstimulating too and I feel that’s kind of reflected in the songs we write. Whether it be structurally or just some wack ass noise thrown in randomly, I think Lip Filler wouldn’t be fillin’ if we weren’t overstimulated 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 4 weeks a month, 12 months a year, 10 years a decade.
3. Lip Filler is still very young, but your two released singles (‘Cool’ and ‘Haircut’) are already distinctive with your sound. Did you have a clear idea of what you wanted Lip Filler to sound like when forming?
Haha, not at all. We don’t even know what we sound like now, let alone when we started. We’re still figuring that one out but the best way to do so is just to continue writing bangers. Bangers. Yeah. Mash. Bang.
4. What does the future look like for the band?
The future looks bright with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; a rider with pineapple juice, a pack of Sauvignon Duals and pre-cooked Richmond sausages. We also got a busy summer so follow us on Instagram and keep an eye out for our festival dates ��
5. For someone who has never had the privilege of attending a Lip Filler show, what should people expect from your upcoming live dates?
Expect: impeccable timing; smiles and fun for a straight 40mins; incredible support acts; George’s frontman-ship; umm pyrotechnics and an all round unforgettable experience comparable to Madame Tussaud’s.
You catch the band on the following dates across London this summer:
Wednesday 5th April
Wednesday 3rd May
The Hope & Anchor, London
Wednesday 31st May
Bermondsey Social Club, London
Friday 30th June