TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10.
Holloway, North London
Members & Instruments:
Delilah Holliday: guitar and lead vocals
Ursula Holliday: drums and sweet nothings
Amelia Cutler: bass and screaming
Short Bio (in your own words):
Skinny Girl Diet is a social commentary about slim fast culture in wider terms. It’s essentially about society telling you, “you aren’t good enough” constantly. We started six years ago as a three piece and we have just released our self funded album with the money we made through gigging.
What was the first live concert you went to?
Delilah Holliday: The Horrors at the Coronet in Elephant and Castle when I was 10 years old.
Ursula Holliday: Apparently I saw De La Soul and The Buzzcocks with Delilah when we were toddlers but I don’t remember a thing unfortunately.
Amelia Cutler: In Tokyo seeing a band called Electric Eel Shock. They are really weird, but pretty cool.
What is your funniest or worst tour experience?
Delilah Holliday: My dad (our manager) dropped an amp on a guys foot by accident after he was previously “mansplaining” to us before about what grunge is and how we could be “grungier.”
Ursula Holliday: I had an allergic reaction to some eyeshadow I wore and on the drive back from a show my face started swelling up, itched like hell, went red and patchy. I thought I’d have to go to hospital, but thankfully one pill sorted it out. Definitely one of the worst.
Amelia Cutler: In Oslo the hotel we were staying at had free condoms on the bed and we were really upset because we thought it was chocolate. We made water balloons though.
Delilah Holliday: Coconut water, my rose quartz and cozy clothes.
Ursula Holliday: Hair band, deodorant and good CD’s for the van. Once we only had a Snoop Lion CD that was left in their by the previous driver.
Amelia Cutler: A good night’s sleep and good food.
What was the first record you ever purchased?
Delilah Holliday: A Madonna cassette when I was five or four, it had “Don’t Tell Me” on and I played it every day.
Ursula Holliday: Either ‘Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust’ or ‘High School Musical’ soundtrack… Let’s just stick to David Bowie.
Amelia Cutler: I wish it was something cool, but think it was something like Green Day…
If you had to record an EP of covers, which five songs / artist would make the cut?
“Wake Up Alone” by Amy Winehouse
“Stone Cold Dead in he Market” by Maya Angelou
“The Realness” by RuPaul
“Season of the Witch” by Julie Driscoll
“La Misma” by Arete
What’s your preferred music format, vinyl, CD, digital, cassette, and why?
Delilah Holliday: CD, because I like playing CDs real loud on a stereo and being forced to listen to a story by someone. Plus it also reminds me of my childhood.
Ursula Holliday: Cassette, because their dying out and my dad used to make romantic punk playlists with hand painted covers on the case back in the day which are the cutest things ever.
Amelia Cutler: Digital, just because it is so convenient. Though, the crackling sound of a vinyl is really great, it’s something you really can’t replicate.
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