18 August 2019
Festival new girl Lauren Spiteri took to TRNSMT like a seasoned pro last month.
The singer-songwriter played to a relaxed crowd as she headlined the Queen Tut’s on Friday 12th July. Ahead of her performance, Glasgow UNESCO City of Music caught up with Lauren, the niece of Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri.
You’re originally from Glasgow but you’ve only just come back – how does it feel to be playing at TRNSMT?
Yes, I’ve been living in London for 10 years. I only started playing live in November last year so I did a few gigs in London and then I’ve done two since I came back to Glasgow in December. It’s been nice to play home crowds - I’m super excited about tonight!
What’s it like being back in Glasgow?
I love it! I’ve missed it – it’s been a long time coming. I had a really nice time in London but I’m happy to be back.
What are you hoping for over the next few months?
I’m releasing my next single the end of August/the beginning of September - we just shot the music for it yesterday. Eventually, I just want to tour, be on the road and make music. Hopefully people want to listen to it.
You’re very new to the music scene – how did you get started?
I mean, I’ve always been in and out of music – often it’s been writing with friends who are musicians. I’ve always been involved in it. In London, I was a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. I did makeup so I worked in the music industry in that sense, doing make-up jobs and those kind of things.
What are your main inspirations?
Main inspirations? Well, when it comes to writing songs, it’s just life and personal experience but musically, I love Crowded House, the Rolling Stones and Mazzy Star. I also love hip-hop – my little sister really influences me in current music, so your Brockhampton and things like that. All types of music.