Quick note - If this makes NO sense, try reading this first: Fantasy Bands. The following is rated T for Teen.
You can listen to the second single, "My Doggie Got Losted" here:
This week, I was finally granted an audience with up and coming band The Verti-GoGo's. The three piece have been causing quite a stir on the Gotham City rock scene, and their first studio album "Synesthesia" looks set to lift the band from underground sensations to fully fledged rock goddesses. I caught up with them at an EXCLUSIVE after-gig party at Wayne Manor, proof that The Verti-GoGo's are beginning to turn some influential - and exceedingly wealthy - heads.
BumpyBoo: Hey girls, great show! Why don't you start by introducing yourselves, for those who aren't familiar with you yet?
TANK GIRL: They call me Tank Girl. I'm an Aussie, and I sing and play bass guitar for The Verti-GoGo's.
NEMI: I'm Nemi Montoya, and I play guitar. (She points to Delirium) And she is known as Delirium.
DELIRIUM: I'd like to find an instrument that makes the same sound as hugging. Sometimes on stage I forget the notes, but it's alright because you are always in harmony with yourself.
TG: She means she's a drummer.
DELIRIUM: Usually I am, but the moon-
TG: Not now, mate.
BB: So, how did you guys meet? I mean, as Tank Girl has already mentioned, she is Australian. Nemi, you're from Europe. And as far as I can understand, Delirium, you are a conceptual entity. I can't imagine what might have brought you together.
DELIRIUM: We have always been. Or never were. I feel like they are both true, but also, neither are true.
NEMI: (smiling) That's SO deep. Wow...
TG: Pair of bleedin' hippies! You wanna know the real story? Where else COULD we meet? Comic-Con, of course.
BB: Of course! Moving on, now: critics have described your music as "visionary" and "complex", although some have dubbed it "mind-cripplingly un-listenable". You certainly have a unique sound. Who or what are your musical influences?
TG: Aw, you know, the usual. Crunchin' bones, stompin' heads, explosions and s***!
DELIRIUM: Growing flowers, or the hush of a teardrop falling into a pillow. The wind is music, and so is the sky.
NEMI: We're doing clever answers? I was gonna just say WASP.
BB: You can still try a clever answer.
NEMI: Really? OK...WASP!
BB: Tell me, how does a relatively unknown band end up here, at Wayne Manor? It must be pretty exciting!
DELIRIUM: Oh yes! Yes it is. Everything is!
TG: Alright, girl, don't wet yourself! Haha, it IS pretty cool. Nemi hooked us up with this.
NEMI: Yeah, we were quite lucky, I ran into an old friend at a show, and she pulled some strings for us. Scream Queen, her name is. Do you know her?
BB: Never heard of her.
NEMI: She used to be in a band, back in the 90's: Scare Tactics. They put us in touch with some great people: Arnold Burnsteel, Bruce, a few nameless others. We've been very fortunate.
BB: Speaking of the elusive Mr Wayne: what's he like in person, girls?
TG: He ain't so tough. I could take him.
NEMI: You wish! He's quite dreamy in the flesh, Bumpy. Gorgeous. I wonder if he likes metal...?
DELIRIUM: And he's Batman. He's a nice man.
TG: Hahaha!! WHAT?! That's a good one, mate! Batman...has anyone ever told you you're a total nutter, Delirium?
BB: You do seem to have quite an imagination. Which brings me to my last question: where do you picture yourselves in five years' time?
TG: Loaded! Wasted! Famous!
NEMI: I hope we're still doing this, that would be amazing.
I turn to ask Delirium, but she has already left - in her place is a bunch of multi-coloured balloons. They quiver for a second in the air, before a gust of winds calls them out into the street.
The Verti-GoGo's new album "Synesthesia" is out now. The first single, "Butterflies (Killing Your Face)" will be released next week.