It was a warm Friday morning when team Whiteboard journeyed over to a swanky west-end hotel to meet up with The Scissor Sisters. Following two huge shows at the Shepherds Bush O2 Empire, finding time to fledge over to the UK for a short time, prior to the release of their fourth studio album – Magic Hour, featuring collaborations with acts such as Calvin Harris, Azealia Banks, Pharrell Williams and Diplo.
Having come a long way from the seedy New York scene that brought about the birth of the band, having played to an onslaught of huge crowds within some of the world’s most prestigious venues, with a hearty back catalogue of anthemic singles that essentially fall into the pop category, whilst upholding a strong nuance of the invigorating excitement that goes into a classic dance track. Going on to build their way into the stratosphere of success and fame that surrounds some of the world’s biggest 21st Century pop acts.
Thus, as Babydaddy and Del Marquis strolled into the dining room of their London lodgings, we underwent the usual formalities and jumped straight into the interview…
So to get the ball rolling, we asked a relatively easy question to learn a bit more about the band members, and their enjoyment of England’s fair capital: What’s your favourite thing about being in London?
Now let’s talk about your forthcoming album – Magic Hour… Draw a pie chart, outlining the elements that went in to creating the album.
So, it would be right to say that the new album contains a fair amount of collaborations. So if you could collaborate with anybody, dead or alive, who would you choose?
Then following a sneaky IPhone internet search to gain a reminder of Prince’s symbol: we went on to ask the guys: If you could play your dream show, where you were second on the bill… Who would open and who would close for Scissor Sisters?
Then bringing our time to a close, we left on the fun note of finding out, “Where do you think you will be in 10 years time?”
Interview by Jonathan Hatchman
Photography by Burak Cingi