Female First got the chance to chat to Nadia of The Jaguar Club all about the band, what's coming up from them in the future and more! Read on to find out what she had to say...
For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?
Updated Brit-pop with soaring synths and soaring guitars. It's the sonic equivalent of a bald eagle, because we're actually American.
What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?
The press often confuses Yoi and I because of his delicate feminine features and long flowing locks.
How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?
I would say fairly difficult, there are so many bands in the world - especially in New York where we're from. There's a lot of competition. And, personally, it's hard to make a name for myself because everyone thinks I'm Yoi.
How important is it for you to have creative control over the work you produce?
We always have creative control over our work, though it is at times hard to resist the temptation of going dubstep in order to gain massive popularity. Now that is one of the nice things about being a truly independent band, we have no one making 'suggestions'.
Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?
I think Will draws a lot of his inspiration from his desire to be a sea mammal and often being trapped in his house by large snow embankments. Yoi and I tend to write songs abou every woman we've ever dated, sometimes the same woman. I think Gavin and Pat are inspired by beer.
If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose and why?
Personally, I would like to collaborate with Robert Smith and the rest of my bank would like to collaborate with Morrissey, and we will quarrel from here until eternity.
Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.
During my first tour with Medals (a previous version of the Jaguar Club), I accidentally flooded a bathroom in Atlanta, was given a cold, stern glare and then spent the night angrily fantasising about quitting the band. I am mostly happy I did not.
Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?
We would love to play a Superbowl Halftime Show, and hopefully ride a giant majestic cartoon lion together.
Where do you hope to be this time next year?
Riding aforementioned majestic cartoon lion at Superbowl Halftime show? Or at least playing a lot more of the summer festivals and getting to travel.
What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?
New music! New videos! And most exciting is our very first UK tour, including the Rockaway Beach Festival, which is happening in October. Also, Yoi's hair will finally reach his butt.