As I knew nothing about CELLULITE STAR apart from the name I had to interview them. Answers by Izzy. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl

How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
-It’s obviously very important. As far as our name “Cellulite Star” is concerned, I can tell you that our
former member Kla wanted to state clearly that irony is a huge part of us. Note that we take music very seriously, but hey, we think you need to be able to be ironic and self ironic to survive in this world.

What was it that made you want to do the band?
-Kla created this band back in 2004. That was the time when she got to know a band called Hardcore Superstar and immediately thought she wanted to rock just like that, putting together an all-female band that could kick asses!

What is your definition of the music you play?
-It’s always hard to give a precise definition! We consider ourselves a rock band, but we have so many different influences, going from the most classic heavy metal to hard rock to a more punky sound!

How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
-There is no preset formula! We write down the material both in the rehearsal room or on our own, then we lay down some rough demo and start thinking about all the arrangements. This time we have had a great help from our producer Davide Moras (Elvenking/Hell in the Club) together with Federico Pennazzato (Secret Sphere/Hell in the Club) who took care of the recordings.

Where do you find your inspiration to create?
-I can say most inspiration comes from everyday’s life and all that goes around of it. All happy, sad, depressing or angry moments bring a different approach on creating a song.

How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes into art work etc.?
-It’s very important to have an idea of how you want your band to appear. I think sound, image and artwork should just be equally important in order to offer the best you can. It surely takes a lot of thinking, imagine making such decisions in an all-girl band heh

Do you find that there is a greater freedom in working with digital than working with physical?
-I’ll personally always will be on the side of the good old CD! Digital music can be easier to “spread”, there’s no doubt about it, but there’s nothing like having that CD you wanted to buy so bad in your hands, reading the lyrics a thousand times and singing to them.

Are there any limitations to digital? Can you do everything you like?
-I think I accidentally answered to this question here above! IMO digital music lacks of the “sentimental” side of music.

Is there a scene to speak of for a band like yours? Where do you fit in?
-There are not many all female rock bands, but we believe in girl power hah! We love bands like Crucified Barbara or Thundermother, but I think we all want to be fitted in the “hard rock world” together with our male collegues. We would like to be considered for the quality of our music rather than just for being girls.

What does the future hold?
-Who knows “Out of the Cage” was released in December and we really hope we can bring our music around with most live gigs possible and then maybe we could start thinking about writing new material.

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