Here are some new photos of the delicate flower known as Taylor Momsen, out and about in New York yesterday and today. Isn’t she just precious? Anyway, she and her band The Pretty Reckless are about to start their stint on this summer’s Warped Tour. So. Hardcore. Speaking of “her band” I found this short little interview with Taylor where she managed to snot out some bullsh-t about how she had been “been working on putting the right band together for years, and now it’s finally clicked.” The chick is 16 years old.
Taylor Momsen and her band, The Pretty Reckless, are releasing their new EP, today (June 22nd) in the USA, Canada and Australia. It features the song, Make Me Wanna Die. The group of four have a unique sound. I have to admit that Taylor’s voice is something you might not expect. Taylor who began humming melodies before she could talk and writing songs at the age of five after falling in love with The Beatles now has a way to express herself. I had a chance to interview Taylor about where she might go back in time, how she would describe her music and who she collaborates with.
On who she would chose dead or alive to have dinner with: John Lennon
On if she could go back in time where she would go: Roaring twenties.
On how the band got together: I’ve been working on putting the right band together for years, and now it’s finally clicked.
On her favorite song on the EP: They all have their own meaning to me, can’t really pick a favorite.
On her favorite part of the album making process: All of it really, the writing can be cathartic.
On if she wrote the songs herself on the EP or collaborated with anyone: I wrote it with my guitar player.
On how she would describe her music: Rock
[From Ten Gossip]
Taylor wants to go back to the 1920s? Ladies knew how to wear a skirt back in those days, they didn’t just wander around pantless all the time. But other than that, whatever. It’s clear she’s finally doing what she really wants to do – sing, and be in a band. Not be an actress. And she’s probably going to be written off of Gossip Girl for good, as her “sabbatical” turns into an outright firing. So I hope The Pretty Reckless does well for her – their EP is getting solid reviews, and her voice isn’t even half as bad as I was expecting. Her voice is like a really budget version of Shirley Manson.