Band also announce October tour
Shears of Scissor Sisters has hit back at allegations that the band are a
gimmick, camp act and that the connotations of novelty are an unfair statement
to make about the group.
interview with the Daily Mail, they talk about their recent stint in the UK,
including Ana Matronic’s appearance as a guest coach on The Voice.
‘Our music is universal,’ says Shears. ‘And
we’ve always transcended the gay-band thing’
‘I got irked recently when a TV presenter said
our new single was camp. I met the author Gore Vidal earlier this year. At one
point, he turned to me and said: “Camp is just another word for somebody with
‘That’s so true. It’s a word with novelty connotations.
I resent it, as I’m not a camp person. I’m straightforward. On stage, we adopt a showy
personality, but to call us camp is dismissive.’
Celebrating ten years on the scene with their
fourth studio album, Magic Hour being
released at the end of the month, camp or not, the Scissor Sisters are an
unstoppable force of infectious (and definitely not camp) Manhattan pop music.
They will be promoting Magic Hour with a number of tour dates:
Dublin Olympia - October 1st
Belfast Waterfront - 2nd
Portsmouth Guildhall - 15th
O2 Academy Leeds - 16th
Glasgow Barrowlands - 19th
O2 Apollo Manchester - 20th
Bristol Colston Hall - 21st
London Roundhouse - 23rd
The band’s new single, Only The Horses is out