The Pierces are a New York-based music band composed of the two brilliant sisters Catherine Pierce and Allison Pierce.
After their debut album "The Pierces" in 2000, the 2 sisters released
"Light of the Moon" in 2005 through Universal. The album was produced
by Brian Sperber and featured 11 tracks that the girls either wrote or
On return to New York from a sold-out UK tour supporting Albert Hammond
Jr. (from The Strokes), the girls released in 2007 their third album
"Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge". Produced by Roger Greenawalt
(Nils Lofgren, Radish, Ben Kweller), the album has been well-reviewed.
The new album has a darker, edgier style, at times using such diverse
instruments as an accordion, a calliope, bassoons, a sitar, violins, an
autoharp, and a Hawaiian lap steel. It marks a definitive change in the
direction of the band, which hitherto has been known as a folk rock
The Pierces appeared on the CW television series Gossip Girl, playing
their songs "Secret" and "Three Wishes" and also in a promo for
Showtime show Dexter.
With talent and elegance the sisters pierced our ears and now they're reaching our hearts...
Interview with Catherine Pierce,
singer and guitarist
of The Pierces:
S: When and how was The
We were born of a virgin witch who then cursed us to be eternally bound
to the music business.
S: How and when did all begin
We sang our first words.
are the positive and negative sides of being a musician in USA?
Negative: It's so big.
Positive: It's so big!
S: Do you feel anxious before a
Not after we have two shots of whiskey mixed with snake's blood.
S: What musicians or artists had
an influence in your life and in your work?
The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel to
name a few.
S: Do you remember what was the
first CD you bought?
S: Do you think the emotion is
different between a song in English and in another language?
Probably sometimes...but if the song is well written the emotion comes
through in any language
S: How could you define the
music of The Pierces?
Spooky, Jazzy, Witchy Sex-Pop.
S: Do you agree with Victor Hugo
who said :"Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad"?
S: When you write a song you
follow your heart, your brain or your hand?
: It's a
full body experience!
S: What is your favourite song
of The Pierces and why?
The ones you haven't heard yet. Artists always like there
newest material best.
S: As musician, what is your
feeling about Internet?
It is my joy and my sorrow.
S: How happened your first
meeting with producer Roger Greenawalt?
We met him at a seance.
S: What will you keep from your
appearance on the TV series Gossip Girl?
: A lock
of hair and drop of blood from each cast member.
S: Have you many others "Tales
of Love and Revenge" to tell us?
: If we
told you, we'd have to kill you.
S: Do you agree with Nietzsche
who said: "In revenge and in love, woman is more barbarous than man"?
S: Can you describe what is a
typical The Pierces' day?
: If we
told you, we'd have to kill you.
S: What are your hobbies aside
Sewing, painting, casting spells, watching reality shows and
you venturesome person?
S: Where would you like to play
in the future, is there a place in the world you would love to visit?
: We loved
France. We'll come back soon!
there any things, which you are afraid of? Do you have any fears?
S: What is the best moment and
best place to listen to your music?
: In bed
with chocolat eclairs or racing down the beach in a stolen car.
our website is dedicated to Manic Street Preachers maybe can you say
some words about them?
May the Lord bless and keep them.
S: What was the last song you
listened to before the interview? And, if you know, which one will be
: A new
that we recorded. Next...hmmmm....maybe some Solomon Burke.
S: Can you tell us the name of
one French song, or singer, or band?
Gainsbourg, Carla Bruni, Brigitte Bardot! Shall we
S: And say something in French?
Only dirty words!
S: What are your plans for the
A delicious dinner.
S: And finally, what’s
the most important thing in life for you?
MANY thanks to The Pierces for the interview!
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