"It's L-ectro spelt with an L, cuz it's all about the lesbians!"
the glam vocalist boasts.
Lesbian frontwoman Laura D's in-your-face attitude may grate
with some but it's a huge hit on the east London club scene. And
the Vinyl Black Stilettos' recent EP release, You Want Her, You
Love Her, has already taken off across the UK, Germany and the
Tipped to set the stage alight when they warm up for headliners
Uh Huh Her at this year's lesbian event of the year, GoGo Festival,
Laura and her fellow band members aren't afraid to express how they
feel. Says Laura: "You should stay true to yourself, men either
like me or hate me, I don't fucking care, people like me for who I
Inspired by Peaches and Soho Dolls, she describes their songs as
"very direct, forward with a lot of lesbian sexual content".
Laura D formed the band in 2009, using the advertising site
Gumtree, through which she managed to bag two fine musicians,
Dionysus D and Jay, whom she describes as "the music behind the
magic". Auditioning over 20 artists for the roles, she made sure
they knew her strong views on the band's focus, telling them in an
interview style all her own: "It's all lesbians, if you're not
comfortable, get out of here, fuck you!"
When they're not putting lesbians at the heart of their music, a
priority for the Stilettos is getting the fans involved. When the
band advertised two spare seats in their GoGo Festival mini-bus,
they were flooded with requests. An obvious hit with their female
fans, Laura D boasts: "I've got panties thrown at me
Mind you, Laura makes the business of sex almost de rigeur,
handing out business cards to fans with "WHY I MUST HAVE SEX WITH
YOU" printed boldly above a checklist of reasons, including, "I'm
"People are hookin' up at our gigs, like two girls having sex in
the toilet, it's always fun," she jokes.
Feisty Laura D ends the interview by stating passionately:
"Well-behaved women rarely make history." If that's true, it should
only be a matter of time.
Vinyl Black Stilettos + Uh Huh Her perform live at GoGo
EP out now, available on iTunes UK/Europe, iTunes US & Canada,
Amazon Mp3 and Spotify.
Picture credit: Emre Soykan