She Wants Revenge Interview

She Wants Revenge released their third album, Valleyheart, May 23rd on Five Seven Records, a division of Eleven Seven Music. Valleyheart is a musical love letter to the band’s West Coast upbringing. 

She Wants Revenge:
Justin Warfield – Vocals/guitars/programming
Adam Bravin – Bass/keyboards/sounds/tones
Scott Ellis – Drums
Thomas Froggatt – Guitars

How would you describe She Wants Revenge for a new listener?

Imagine a soup with a little DepecheMode, a little Prince, a dash of Psychedelic Furs, a pinch of Giorgio Moroder,a tablespoon of David Bowie and a teaspoon of U2. A soup you could dance to, ofcourse.

How and when did you come together as a band?

Justin and I grew up in the SanFernando Valley together and new each other through mutual friends. Afterkeeping tabs on each other and each other’s musical endeavors over the years,we finally had the opportunity and free time to work together in 2004, afterone of our mutual friends had a BBQ, which we were both invited to, but told toleave and go make music together, which we did. We left the BBQ and went toJustin’s house and started working on hip hop beats, since we both come from ahip hop background, it seemed like the perfect place to start. After months ofworking on hip hop beats, and honestly, being frustrated with the state of hiphop at the time and the limitations to express ourselves musically, a friend ofmine named Kenna asked me to work on a track for his sophomore record, which Idid. Justin came over that day and I played it for him. He immediately asked meto hold off on sending it to Kenna, as he had some vocal ideas and melodies hewanted to lay down. He took the track home and came back with “Black LinerRun” which would be the first She Wants Revenge song.

What is the meaning behind your name, She Wants Revenge?

When we had a few songs, andrealized we needed a name, Justin first suggested “The WonderlandMurders” which I thought was a little too violent. Based on the lyricalcontent of the first batch f songs, I thought it would be a good idea to havesomething feminine in our name, so I suggested, “Girl Revenge”.Justin flipped it and suggested, “She Wants Revenge”. I wrote it downon a piece of paper, we looked at it for a minute and decided that was it. Nota very exciting story, I know.

What inspired the concept album, Valleyheart and the films?

After 4 songs were done, Justinwrote the lyrics for “Up in Flames” which included references to veryspecific images and feelings only someone from the San Fernando Valley couldtruly understand. We thought about it and decided it would be amazing to”write a love letter” to the place that we come from, the place thathas everything to do with who we are as musicians, aspiring filmmakers and aspeople, hence, the loosely conceptual album. We then decided to make ten videos/ short films to accompany each song and we split the songs up between the twoof us. These short films are just another way we can express ourselvescreatively, while, for the first time, as it pertains to this band, show ourindividual stylistic references and influences, while also achieving visualrepresentations of all ten songs on the album.

What’s coming up for She Wants Revenge in addition to thistour?

We are planning on finishing up thistour and immediately jumping back into working on the short films. We have someshows planned, including international dates, and we will line up a tour forthe summer as well. We would also like to add how much we appreciate all theamazing love and support we’ve received since Valleyheart was released, wereally do have the best friends and supporters in the world.

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