When we interviewed Camila and Leisha they were kind enough to
take a few minutes out from their American tour and told us how
they're raring to get over to Europe for their only British gig in
June at the GOGO festival. We'd heard some interesting rumours
about the stuff their fans get up to and we decided to poke a
DIVA: Let's talk about your fans. They make art for you,
CAMILA: Yeah, they make us stickers and we had one girl take a
ton of photos and make posters for us. They've made us videos, a
tour album. We've even had people make shoes for us.
C: Yeah they actually decorated a pair of blank Vans from
scratch; put out logo on it and stuff. They did a stop motion video
on it, which was amazing. Yeah, they're really, really creative.
We've had even fans turn out to be colleagues - for instance the
Explode video (see link below) was made by a fan turned
D: What's the weirdest thing your fans have done?
C: Just sending weird letters, or sneaking into our dressing
rooms and clubs and leaving us funny things. The weirdest things
happened in London when someone snuck into our dressing room and
left us a weird note.
D: What did it say?
C: Ha ha, I'll never tell! I don't want to out the person!
D: Our lips are sealed! Cam, you're multi-talented aren't you -
playing keyboards, singing - what else? Lead guitar?
C: I play lead on some of the records and I kind of just try to
do whatever I think will do the song justice. I play bass, I play
guitar, I produce, I play drums and sing; I try to do a little bit
of everything. I don't play drums amazingly well, but I play enough
to get by.
D: So you're the Dolly Parton of the indie world?
C: Hahaha I'll take it.
D: Do you like Dolly?
C: I love her. I think she's amazing because she will only write
her own songs and she won't sing anyone else's. She's a very
headstrong woman, which is something to be admired. She's a bad
D: She sure is. Are you two signed yet?
C: No, we have our own label, Plaid
D: That surprises me. I think you'd go down really well on the
indie music scene here. "Same High," the song you did for The Kids
are All Right, was a coup for you, wasn't it? Did you approach
Wendy Melvoin and [director] Lisa Cholodenko or did they approach
LEISHA: They actually approached us to do it. Lisa Cholodenko is
a friend of ours. We were working with Wendy at the time and they
asked us to write a specific song. They showed us some clips
of the film, and we wrote the song based on that. It ended up
making it into the movie, which was awesome for us, it was great
publicity. Lisa put a poster of ours in the film, too. It was so
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