Interview: Loui Rose

The dulcet and quite frankly stunning tones and vocals from singer-songwriter hotshot Loui Rose were first conveyed across to us via a series of youtube videos, which portrayed the 21-year-old Southamptoniser in a number of outdoor settings with her chum/collaborator Sam Dixon, shooting the proverbial shit and laying down some serious jams with nothing more than a digi-cam and an acoustic guitar. Now with some solid live performances under her belt, most recently laying the smacketh downeth at Camden’s Lock Tavern and Soho’s Madam Jojos, she’s currently firing on all of her music-related cylinders in a not-too-different fashion to other Killing Moon-approved superstar-in-waiting Bebe Black; in fact, after some casual twitter perving (yeah, we do that), we’ve learned the two are getting prettaaaaaaaay chummy. We like to think we’re partly responsible for forging what could be the biggest co-operative ass-whooping partnership since Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior (aka “The Mega Powers”) totally bodyslammed the fuck out of Earthquake and Typoon (aka “The Natural Disasters”), although the reality is, like most things we like to think we’re responsible for, we’re basically not – we just happened to be around at the time. In any event, we wanted some answers. Loui provided them…

Could you introduce yourselves for the hi-brow readership of the Killing Moon blog?
Hello my beauties, I’m Loui Rose and I like writing songs and singing them loudly on stages. I don’t take myself too seriously and like to portray that in my songs…

Favourite release of the last 12 months, and why?
I’m rubbish with keeping up to date with the charts but my favourite discovery in the last 12 months is probably Matt Corby his voice reminds me of a big bowl of mummy hugs. He hits notes like Whitney and has the face of a beauty! What more could you want…

Loui Rose – Hearts and Daggers (Demo)

Loui Rose – Night Owls Early Birds (Demo)

Favourite show of the last 12 months, and why?
Does it have to be new…?I f so, then American Shameless. Its the same script as the British one but for some reason has a lot more grit and nudity, its finished now and I don’t know what to do with myself!

[KM: What the…? Oh. We see what you’ve done there. You’ve taken our Americanism-speak of what is otherwise referred to as a “gig” or “concert”, and swerved it to mean…what it also could mean. We never thought this would pan out in this come-back-to-bite-us-in-the-arse sort of way. But it has. We’re now not only going to have to revise the future format of these interviews, we’re also going to have to take a good, long, hard look in the mirror and ask ourselves “Who are we? Why do we speak like fuckheads?”. Cheers Lou, couldn’t have done it without you]

If you could moon anyone, or anything, who or what would it be?
My teacher from Year 2. To this day I swear she is some sort of alien. We didn’t get on and she always picked on me, so it would be nice to show her some bottom.

You’re about to be killed. You get to pick one song to hear before your inevitable demise. What’s it gonna be?
Hall and Oats’ What I Got… The scene from 500 days of summer when Joseph Gordon Levitt is strutting down the road just after doing the deed with Summer. I would re create the dance before I’m killed at least, then I would be in a good mood. And probably scare the crap out of my killer.


Killing In The Name Of, or Dark Side Of The Moon?
Dark side of the moooon!


Loui Rose plays “The Station Sessions” at St. Pancras International Station on 14th April 2011 (that’s tomorrow) at 6.00pm

Thanks to Dan Stevens @ Darling Dept

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