Windsor, Ontario’s Löve Razër are straight outta 1981 and that’s a good thing.
When you think about hair bands, forget about the late 80s. Forget Poison, and Warrant, and Winger. Hair metal, glam, whatever you want to call it has gotten a bad name from those days, aside from Guns N’ Roses, but they imploded pretty quickly.
There were a handful of competent hairspray laden bands throughout the 80s; Black N’ Blue, LA Guns, Quiet Riot, Enuff Z’Nuff, Kix, Ratt, Cinderella, and Twisted Sister come to mind. They made a lot of noise and put out some solid records, but weren’t necessarily revolutionary. There is an argument whether Def Leppard and Bon Jovi fit here but we’re here to meet Löve Razër not open that can.
For me look no further than 1981. That year two records were released that set the standard, Hanoi Rocks – Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks, and Mötley Crüe’s – Too Fast For Love. That’s all that matters. Hell as far as I’m concerned for the Crüe anything past Shout At The Devil lost the magic, although Hanoi continued to put out quality records late into their career.
Löve Razër are intent at putting the 1981 flash and sleaze back into rock and roll and they seem to have found a willing audience. In less than one year the band has won the Jack Daniels Supporting Act Contest, recorded a 3 song EP, shot a music video and opened for the likes of Gilby Clarke and the aforementioned Enuff Z’Nuff.
So in an era when music sometimes takes itself too seriously, Löve Razër will take you back to the days of final net, tight jeans and drinking Jack right out of the bottle at the Starwood. Hey, we’re here for a good time, not a long time right?
We are…. Löve Razër!
Sydney Snow – Lead Vocals.
Micky Bonez – Guitar.
Metal Mike – Bass.
Crissy Stixx – Drums.
Tell us about your hometown scene…
We have amazing fans here in Windsor! We have a few cool clubs to play, the draw is average, it sure ain’t Toronto. But we definitely have some amazing people in Windsor who put their everything into keeping live music alive here and we are very thankful for that!
What influences Löve Razër lyrically?
Staying true to your degenerate self, all things rock n roll.
Describe your sound as a cocktail – what would it be called and what would be in it?
Smooth, sweet and sexy with a good kick. The Löve Bomb – 3 shots of Jack Daniels, 4 shots testosterone, 1 shot of gasoline, garnish with hairspray, light on fire than drink.
What songs do you remember most from your childhood?
Wait, were adults now?
What’s your superpower, or what’s your spirit animal?
Tiger, cuz Sydney Snow has a really cool 3D tiger shirt.
If you could pick any time and place to travel back to for music, where would you go and what year would it be….?
1981, Sunset Strip.
If you could tour with any band/artist right now who would that be and why?
Guns ’n’ Roses. The tour they are doing right now is beyond massive, it would be a thrill to be apart of it and I know we would do a good job!
Nikki Sixx said recently: “I think all the cardigans are getting sold out of the thrift stores, and bands are learning to whistle before they learn to do a guitar solo. So for me, yeah, I look back on it and go: “Thank God.” Hopefully somebody will come along and replicate and replace that.” What do you think of the current state of rock and roll?
It’s not what it use to be, but it will never fucking die!
Give us your 10 song playlist for the tour van/bus/plane?
GNR – Nitetrain
Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
Slash feat Myles Kennedy – Bent To Fly
KISS – Strutter
Mötley Crüe – Ten Seconds To Love
Billy Talent – Louder Than The DJ
Eagles – Already Gone
Kim Mitchell – Go For a Soda
Aerosmith – Otherside
Rolling Stones – Tumbling Dice
When you’re not playing and have some time off, where could we find you…
Working on new songs!
What’s up for the rest of 2016 and 2017?
We have shows to finish up 2016 in Montreal and Toronto! 2017 is going to be a huge year for us! Many festivals in the works and we will be releasing our full length album!