Introducing Kill My Coquette, a four piece rock n roll band from LA influenced by the likes of Jack White, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and the New York Dolls.
Natalie Denise Sperl leads the line for the band with her growl and guitar licks leaving a lasting impression on each one of the quartets blues-laden tracks. If she looks familiar, that's because she's appeared in a plethora of American hit shows including Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, and CSI: Miami. She also starred alongside Jackie Chan in Around the World in 80 Days and appeared on the cover of Esquire.
So an actor turned musician, didn't Johnny Depp have a problem with these characters?
“Famous actors who pursue music careers are sickening.”
Yes, suffice to say Johnny ain't a big fan, but according to Natalie, he has a point! Well to an extent...
"I agree. How much more do you need? That being said, if the music is good then I'm glad they did pursue it. Make sense? There's no rule actors can’t have musical ability. If you have musical talent, it doesn't matter what else you do. Don't think too much. Just do what moves you. If it's good people will notice. If it sucks, it sucks."
An interesting take on things. And as my introducing questionnaire proves, thats not the only interesting take on topics she has. Here are the ten questions put to Natalie, exploring why Gangnam Style isn't her scene, why the CIA should advertise in Hollywood and what her dream gig might look like...
1. What is your favourite album and why?
Raw Power by Iggy Pop. Why? Cuz of its raw power, haha! Great hooks, heavy guitars.
2. What is your least favourite album and why?
Korean pop star Psy’s album with "Gangnam Style” on it. Drives me nuts.
3. What made you start making music together?
Kill My Coquette is four people who really love to play. That's how it starts.
4. Right now, what are you most looking forward to?
Playing live again. The best part.
5. Favourite swear word?
6. Do you have a favourite inspirational Quote?
"Well behaved women seldom make history." Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
7. Do you have a favourite Kanye West Quote?
Who? (just kidding)
8. If you weren't in a band, what profession would you like to attempt and why?
CIA spy. It's kind of like acting - I'd get to play different characters and get paid for it. PLUS I'd get to learn many languages, carry big guns and stay up real late! Oh, wait is that only in the movies??
9. What profession would you not like to attempt and why?
DMV clerk. Imagine getting a root canal followed by an ice cold dunk followed by immediate food poisoning from bad seafood. That wouldn't be nearly as painful as dealing with people at the always crowded, always under-staffed Department Of Motor Vehicles!
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
"You're opening for Lou Reed. Warhol is doing your light show, Nico is singing back up and Edie Sedgwick & Ondine are your whip dancers."
Kill My Coquette's debut EP is available now