💖 What’s Boys of the Hole about?/ Where did the name come from/How did you set up?
We were drunk at a street party & talked about starting a band & then we got together & fucked about.
At first it was just screaming & clunking instruments, but we’ve developed a sound & vibe that is vaguely better than we first intended.
In terms of our name – Rosie M’s teenage brother was originally our drummer & called us it on a group chat. We didn’t know why or what it meant but want to be down with the kids.
💖 What inspires you to play music?
Fun! Fun is radical.
We have a blast rehearsing & coming up with ideas together. Like with a couple of songs we all chip in with the lyrics & it’s a right giggle.
That’s really what has started us off. Having a laugh & writing songs about ridiculous things – although we are also Emotional Queers™ & sometimes the songs are about feelings.
The music itself is also good.
💖 Who are your main influences in music/life?
Netty, the 80 year old ex opera singer who Rosie M & Izzy made a film about . . . She hated it.
💖 Tell us about your aesthetic
Drag wedding gone wrong.
💖 When you’re not doing band stuff what do you get up to?
Sloshing about in our holes waiting for the glorious first light of the revolution.
💖 You say you’re a new post grunge outfit, but if that outfit were made of clothes what would it look like & which gossip level celebrity would wear it on the runway?
We are made of manic asos orders worn by the lizard queen.
💖 If grunge really were post what would it cost to mail it? & who would be your preferred service provider?
Sian is a postman & says it would cost 70p by Royal Mail standard, but that special delivery is worth it if you really care about actually receiving the grunge. (KNM edit: we do . . . )
💖 Tell us about your affiliation with the following:
Boys in the hood: Not so much
Hole: Excellent band
2001s thriller hit ‘the hole’: Everything. We’d eat you first.
💖 What does feminism mean to you?
All kinds of holes for everyone whenever, or nowhere for no-one, whatever you want. We also gots to fight terfs & swerfs*
*Terfs are Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist’s who say they’re feminists but are against/exclude trans people. Swerfs are Sex worker exclusionary radical feminist’s who say they’re feminists but are against sex work & exclude sex worker’s from stuff.
💖 Tell us about your next release what’s the feeling to it/what’s it about?
We released our first EP 31st of Jan, recorded by Marcelo at Rachmuth Recordings!!
Subjects range from oversharing about messy sexual experiences, shitty tinder dates & toxic relationships, but also crisp flavours.
There’s a lot of phlegmy screaming.
💖 When’s your next shooooooow?
We are playing valentines day for you babes! Romantic. 💞
💖 Where can we fiiiiind yoooou?
Lori on Boys of the Hole: hauntingly heavy delivered with a refreshing sense of humour. BOTH give you the permission to eat crisps, be a messy bitch & sleep in peoples dinner. We’d be anyone for BOTH – fuck waiting til date 2, ‘I’m not that kind of girl’. We’re yours now BOTH, take us or leave us.