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LomoAmigos: Chew Lips

UK based Dance-Electro duo Chew Lips have been making waves this summer, playing a huge bill of festivals and venues around the globe from Bucharest to Brighton and beyond. They will also be playing a special FREE in-store gig on September 6th at the Lomography Store Soho. Before they fly off to super-stardom, we gave the duo a Diana mini and crowned them our LomoAmigos. Find out more right here.

Photos:Chew Lips

Tell us a bit about yourselves:
Hi we are Tigs and James – we are Chew Lips – and we create electronic pop music.

How would you describe your music?
It’s alternative pop music I think. Just slightly left of centre.

You have been playing at various festivals over the summer. Which was your favourite and why?
This summer my favourite was pahoda in Slovakia. The weather was amazing, the people were beautiful and really up for partying, and we’d just done a 13 hour flight from china that we came so close to missing we really didn’t think we would even get to the show. So it was all one massive relief after that.

If you could perform with any musician of your choice who would it be and why?
We’d probably love to collaborate with the Beach Boys maybe or Prince. No hold on, if I could duet with just one person it would be Scott Walker. He’s the greatest male vocalist.

If you weren’t in Chew Lips what else would you be doing?
I’d be an unsuccessful writer.

Tig’s vocals have been compared to that of Karen O’s (YeahYeahYeah’s) on various occasions, how do you feel about this?
She’s an amazingly talented woman and someone who i totally respect so I feel fine about it.

Tell us about the Diana Mini shots that you took?
I put my camera around my neck and it came with me through a bunch of summer shows, from Europe to china and everywhere in between, including my brother’s wedding. It was a lot of fun.

Did you enjoy the experience of shooting with film?
Yes definitely. I don’t have much confidence with film because I remember getting a lot of blank photos back as a kid and feeling annoyed because the moment had passed and I had screwed it up.

If your photos had a soundtrack what would it be? (3 songs, title and artist please)
John Lennon – mind games
Beck – earthquake weather
Kurt Vile – peeping tomboy

What plans do you have for 2013?
Mainly to blow your minds with album number 2, which is coming out at the beginning of 2013 and then to tout it everywhere.

Don’t miss The Chew Lips live in-store gig at Lomography Gallery Store Soho on September 6th.

The Diana Mini is the ultra-compact, petite version of the Diana F+. This camera takes soft-focused, lo-fi images in 35mm and allows you to change between half-format and square shots with a flick of a switch. Get your own Diana Mini now!

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