Every Wednesday night this month, glam rockers Semi Precious Weapons took the stage at West Hollywood’s iconic venue, The Roxy, to the roar of adoring fans — and it’s no wonder.
After garnering widespread recognition as the opening act for Lady Gaga on The Monster Ball tour and their fans including the likes of Kate Moss and Adam Lambert, SPW are well on their way to world domination… one Mick Jagger meets Hedwig and the Angry Inch thrust of the hip at a time.
With a raw and sexy enthusiasm, Semi Precious Weapons’ lead singer Justin Tranter, dressed in high heels and over-the-top grunge-goes-glam outfits, gives the audience a show that Vogue once called “unashamedly crass and deliciously animated” — a sentiment that’s apparent in our interview with the singer.
We got a chance to talk to Justin after the last of The Roxy shows about the new album, a wide range of influences including Marilyn Monroe and Jay-Z, as well as the perks of having fans.
Now that your residency at The Roxy has come to a close, what are your plans for the summer? Is there a new album in the works?
Yes, the summer plan is to finish our new album with Tricky Stewart. We have honestly never been so excited about our songs and recordings. But we are also doing some Festivals in the UK and Europe and some other touring moments… so, it’s gonna be good.
Now for the inevitable question – how was it to go on tour with Lady Gaga?
It’s unreal. The fans, the friends, the Gaga! And for her to also be one of my best friends, to tour the world with a BFF… its pretty f-ing awesome. Continue reading