How long have you been doing music for?
Leta - Ive been writing songs since I was 5 years old. The first song I wrote was about looking for a friend in a huge world. I’ve Played piano since I was 5. I have always known that I wanted to write songs. Music is my highest form of expression and happiness…besides my kids.
Denver - one of my first songs that i ever wrote was also about looking for a friend! it was called “where is mr. green?”… i started really playing guitar/writing songs and playing with friends when i was 14 years old, and started doing music as a career 9 years ago.
What was the first record you bought?
Leta - Michael Jacksons, “Thriller”.
Denver - R.E.M. Green
Who are your influences?
Leta - My influences are Nat King Cole, Jeff Buckley, Sade, Ani Difranco, Daft Punk, The Police, Kate Bush, Massive Attack, Sonic Youth, Bob Marley, and Lisa Gerrard… To start.
Denver - im really not sure. as much as i get inspired by musicians that have a unique take on their craft, i think i get more musical inspiration by visuals and film. trying to capture a feeling i get when i see something. i would say that movie trailers are a heavy influence on me.
Explain your sound in 3 words.
Leta - oulful, electronica, pop.
Denver - collaborative, soothing, pop
How did you two meet?
We met through Greg Dulli of “The Afghan Whigs” / “The Twilight Singers”.
Leta - Indian & Mexican
Denver - sushi and pasta
Leta -Hmm… Too many to name! “The Wall” By Pink Floyd, “Passion” By Peter Gabriel, Anything By Stevie Wonder or Bob Marley.
Denver -nine inch nails “the downward spiral”
Denver -Real Genius
Leta -Chocolate Covered Almonds
Denver -ice cream sandwiches
You have unlimited dollars and can buy any car - what would you get?
Leta - A brand new Lincoln Towncar, driven by a driver other than me.
Denver -a delorean. with flux capacitor.
What was your worst job you ever had?
Leta - Working at a Grocery Store In North Carolina, I Had To Be There at 4:30am Five Days A week! Yuck!
Denver -refinishing aggregate driveways during a tennessee summer. 12+ hours of working with this sticky chemical in the hot sun and humidity.
If you could have a song of yours the theme of any TV show - what would it be?
Leta - “Paperbag” by Two Of Cups
Denver -arrested development. because it was the greatest show ever. but also friends- between that many seasons, syndication and dvds, those guys must have made a fortune.
:::First thing that comes to mind when you hear…:::
Leta - MONEY!
Denver - waiting
Leta - CAVITIES
Denver - yellow
Leta - BORING
Denver - bowl games
Leta - BRING A JACKET!
Denver - milwaukee ave
Leta - LOVE IT.
Denver - the best.
Leta - GOTTA KEEP YOUR LOVE LOCKED DOWN
Denver - SNL
Anything else you want to say?
Leta - Thank you for listening to Two Of Cups! Wake up to us daily. Xo
Denver - thank you!