LEONI AND THE STARSHIPS
Like a big punky queer milkshake.
Anyone who’s ever felt like they don’t fit in… including the gays and the they’s.
Leoni (vocals), Archie (drums), George (guitar), Sam (bass)!!
“Perky and up for it queer, non-binary fronted punk pop chock fulla attitude …A bit of Transvision Vamp, some Britpop touches (Elastica, Sleeper for sure), nice keening vocal telling it how it is. Young and fiery. ‘a brand-new high energy act fronted by non-binary singer, Leoni.”
Describe your band in one sentence
George: I think we’re fun, energetic, kind, and inclusive.
Sam: We are crowd pleasers, love to get a pit going and all-round accepting humans.
Archie: We’re a dynamic and engaging band, with an addictive on stage chemistry.
Leoni: Possibly the sexiest band ever.
Who influenced your musical style?
Amyl and the Sniffers, Wargasm & Turnstile.
Share with us an interesting anecdote behind any of your songs.
My song ‘Lavender’ isn’t actually about anyone in particular… I just really like lavender!!
If all of you are to be described as an animal, what would they be?
George: Would definitely be somewhere between a gold retriever and ferret!
Sam: A panda.
Archie: A racoon.
Leoni: A very angry kitten!! (Very angry)
Your favourite music venue in the UK:
George: Jericho Tavern.
Sam: Scala, London.
Archie and Leoni: Camden Underworld and Electric Ballroom.
You are sent to Mars, no check in baggage and you can take one record- which one?
George: Opposites by Biffy Clyro.
Sam: Come Around Sundown by Kings of Leon.
Leoni: The Gray Chapter by Slipknot.
Archie: The Greatest Mistake of My Life by Holding Absence.
We are proudly Subculture inspired. How about you?
George: Hardcore punk because of attitudes and beliefs.
Leoni: I would say I’m influenced by multiple subcultures such as Nu-Metal, Post-Hardcore, Punk & queercore.