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- Posted on Feb 29th 2008 12:00PM by Jolie Lash
"It's totally like the perfect bill," Donnas singer Brett Anderson tells Spinner. "Ever since they started playing we were like, 'Oh my god! We have to play with them!' They're one of the few bands that puts on a real rock show and it's like not like, shoegazing emo bulls---. They're all about antics, performance and the show. That's something we've always loved and I feel it's totally missing right now from live music."
So far the two bands have played a handful of dates and are settling in nicely with each other. The two groups have been hanging out backstage, coming up with a host of strange topics to converse on.
"They're super fun to talk to," Anderson enthuses. "Everything they say sounds cute and extra interesting because of their accents, but they are [also] interesting people. Backstage in Vancouver, we spent the whole time talking about Icelandic horses. It was so funny -- they were just imitating the horses."
And fans might be able to check out some of the revelry going on as the Donnas recently launched their own YouTube channel. "We're trying to film more than usual," Anderson says. "It's actually on the front page [of YouTube] right now. The good feedback from that made us kind of excited to be like, 'Yeah, maybe we should keep this going.'"
Another thing that's made the girls feel excited these days? Releasing their album on their own, new imprint, Purple Feather records. "Oh God, it's so amazing," Anderson says. "It's like a trickle down from the top. We're positive and happy 'cause we're in control and doing things our own way. Nobody's unhappy, nobody's complaining. There's no us and them -- there's no conflict -- because it's just a simple, straight forward message coming down from the top."