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LAist Interview: Stars Frontman, Torquil Campbell

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With the remarkable infusion of whimsical melodies and cutting lyrics, Stars has created a long history of fiercely bright pop. The kind of pop songs that lift you up with the beauty of their melodies and then crushes your heart with the tortured elegance that leaves you hungry for more. Touring to support their latest EP, Sad Robots, Stars frontman, Torquil Campbell was kind enough to grant an interview with the LAist from Oklahoma City.

How’s Oklahoma?

TC: I don’t know. I expect its OK. Um, no comment.

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I saw you guys in Ottawa a couple years ago at Winterlude, you played a free outdoor concert. It was freezing! It was around 20 below zero. I remember the trumpet froze. What made you agree to perform at that concert?

TC: The trumpet was completely useless! That was a legendary show. I believe our coldest ever. Once we played a show in Halifax and it poured for two hours. But you know once you’re wet, you’re wet. And the kids had a great time.

But how did they get you to agree to play in Ottawa in February at 10:00pm? I mean the sun wasn’t even up.

TC: They offered us a lot of money. (laughs). I mean if you’re going to wait for nice weather in Ottawa, you're going to be waiting a long time.