MELODY LANE had a great interview with ALEX K, singer and guitarist of the swedish Glam/Goth rockers LIPZ. ALEX told us about the roots of his band, the new album “Scaryman”, future plans and the love he and his bandmates have for the for the swedish monsters GHOST B.C.
Interview not to be missed!

MELODY LANE: First of all, also if it can sound a bit expected…Can you tell us where does the name LIPZ  come from? 
Alex K: Hehe! Actually we wanted something short and catchy, a name that easily get stuck in your head and haunts you for the rest of your life.

MELODY LANE: The line-up of the band is confirmed, is it the same of the beginning of the band…or have you had changes in the last years? Can you tell us something about the roots of LIPZ?
Alex K: Me(Alex K), Conny S and Koffe K are from the roots and we’ve changing the bassist, like 3 times but now we’ve finally found our soulmate Chris Y.

MELODY LANE: Can you list us 3 songs, from the LIPZ discography (including new material), that can define the sound of the band … 3 songs that can help our readers to know LIPZ at the best. 
Alex K: I think If you mix the 3 songs “Get it on” “Star” and “Ghost town” you’ll get the idea of what Lipz is all about.

MELODY LANE: Tell us something about the creative process of your music. Is there a main composer or we can talk about a team work? The songs come from ideas of a single member and then the band works on these ideas in the studio jamming together, or your songs are written in the studio and all the members compose together?
Alex K: We have a really good teamwork in Lipz and we’ve made the songs together in the studio, of course some of the ideas comes individually but we always finish the songs together.

MELODY LANE: Who writes lyrics and words in LIPZ? Can you tell us something about contents and messages of the lyrics of your songs?
Alex K: For this album “Scaryman” me(Alex K) and Conny S are the ones who wrote the lyrics, and The theme of the songs is mostly based on horror.

MELODY LANE:  So will you tour in the next future? Have you already a touring schedule? Any chance for us to see LIPZ playing live here in Italy in the next months/year?
Alex K: Actually we will play with the mighty D.A.D at “Luppolo in rock” the 15th of July in Cremona (Italy) and That’s the only one booked but we have many others yet too be confirmed.

MELODY LANE: Could you tell us two bands, from the actual international scene, you’d like LIPZ  to tour with?... And why these bands?
Alex K: That’s a really hard one.. But one band we know we would love to tour with is the Swedish band Ghost! And that’s because of there amazing look and super cool sound! We think that Ghost fans would also like our sound and look and we think that we could get along pretty well personally with the members of Ghost.

MELODY LANE: We know that ‘to define is to limit’… but how do you define LIPZ sound? Are you a Glam Rock band…a Sleaze band…a street metal band? Or…
Alex K: You’re right, we hate to define our sound but we usually hear from our fans that we are all of this sub-genres and many more, so we prefer to leave the labelling to our fans.

MELODY LANE: Which musicians are/have been your main musical inspirations? And which are your favorite bands nowadays?
Alex K: We’ve been inspired by many different musicians, just to name a few of them, Eric Singer (KISS), Michael Jackson, Peter Klintberg (Cartago), Jimmy Hendrix. I think We all been listening to a lot of Ghost recently.

MELODY LANE: As a musician, what has been your biggest achievement to date and what do you want to achieve in the near future?
Alex K: Finally releasing the album “Scaryman” and getting positive feedbacks of it from all over the world was a really cool achievement and we would really love to tour on all continents.

MELODY LANE: In the end…A message from you to all MELODY LANE readers.
Alex K: We wanna thank each and everyone of you for all the love and support we’ve been getting and we hope to se you all at our future concerts, and to all of you out there that haven’t bought our album yet, do it now!! You won’t regret it !