I LOVE SLEIGH BELLS. AND SLEIGH BELLS LOVE ME (I hope).
Q: What are you enjoying right now?
Derek: We’ve been listening to a lot of Clams Casino, Main Attractions…
Alexis: I think there are a lot of good female artists right now…
Alexis: Yeah, Grimes. Azealia Banks.
Derek: Yeah, I’m really excited for the new xx record.
Alexis: Oh my god, I love that demo.
Derek: What’s her name? Romy Madley Croft… I love her voice.
Alexis: Talk about somebody who does a lot with little. Everything is well thought out.
Derek: I feel like opposites attract with them. We have a lot in common; we’re both ideas taken to the absolute extreme. With us, it’s density and volume. With them, it’s negative space.
Alexis: Maybe you’ll know… who did The xx cover? Was it Aaliyah? (Q suggests Aaliyah’s Hot Like Fire as covered by The xx). That’s right! We love Aaliyah and that was amazing.
Derek: Clams Casino is my favourite producer right now, for sure. We’re always listening to Motown and Alexis is a really big soul fan. I’m God that Lil B song – I’ve listened to that more than anything. Eventually it’ll be the song I’ve listened to more than anything ever. Because I listen to it sometimes up to five times a day. That’s a long time! Thirty minutes of every day.
I think Sleigh Bells is going to be just fine.