Super World Interview Time: Eleni Karageorgou AKA Post Lovers

Post Lovers recently released the brilliant Melbourne & Going Anyway on double way-hay!! side 7″ as part of Inner Ear’s “A Distant Victory Singles Club”. Check classic indie guitar-driven surfs-up tunes that immediately lodge in the mind, they stood out for me as a cut above the norm so we were delighted and excited when Eleni Karageorgou (for it is she) agreed to do an interview with us. Sweet!

We love the new tunes, are you happy with the reception they’ve had thus far?

I’m happy that you liked them and thrilled with the reception they’ve had! Inner Ear gave them a chance and i should thank them dearly for that.

How long have you been Post Lovers?

It’s been almost two years since I started out this solo project.

How did you put your backing band together?

I started mixing some songs with Stavros – he is a sound engineer and a bass player- he helped me out with recording the bass on the songs and we did the mixing together. When the first nine songs were ready we looked for other musicians who could be interested in playing the songs live on stage with us.

Danai was the next one to say YES and is now playing keyboards, percussion as well as singing the backing vocals along with Stavros. The (very) latest members of the band are Nikos (electric guitar) and Danae (drums) and I guess we’re finally ready to go!

Given it’s a solo project why give the band a name rather than using your own?

Well it’s a long Greek name isn’t it?

What did the name Post Lovers come from?

Chatting with friends on music genres (post rock, post-punk) someone just said “post lovers” and I said ok that’s it!

Did you have a firm idea how you wanted the record to sound while you were writing the songs?

I try to write one song at a time and one instrument at a time. I keep writing and deleting until I’m happy with the result. I don’t know if that’s firm…

What’s in your fridge?

Let me see… Many bottles of water, a quarter of a watermelon, a few vegetables, and some spaghetti with tomato sauce I should really get rid of!

What was the first piece of music you loved, and why?

I know the electric voice of Sotiria Bellou came as a big shock when I was young. I have a thing with voices…

If you could change one thing in the world right now what would it be?

Basic human rights for everyone, everywhere.

What is your favourite song that you’ve written and why?

Love them all, can’t say why!

What musicians would you consider to be your biggest influences?

David Bowie, The Pixies, Patti Smith, Nirvana, Pulp, The Smiths

What’s exciting you on the Greek music scene these days

Well, everything! Lots of music, venues, new bands in different music genres get to meet their audience.

If you weren’t a musician what would you love to do?

I would love to be a photographer.

Can you recommend a good book?

Clarice Lispector – The hour of the star.

Eleni did some art for us too, we will be revealing all soon!

 

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