Interview Stardeath And White Dwarfs

‘I don’t think I would tell people if we would have been riding a little person in my dream.’

Oklahoma indie-poppers Stardeath and White Dwarfs are due to unleash their dreamy sounds on us Brits next month, with the release of debut single ‘Toast and Marmalade for Tea’ via Half Machine Records on 3rd March. The artwork for the single is by The Flaming LipsWayne Coyne, who just happens to be the uncle of Stardeath frontman Dennis.

That’s a rather unusual name you’ve got there - would you care to explain it for us?
I had a dream that me and Casey were flying on a dying star through the centre of the Earth. We came out of one side, and we were at the dawn of creation, getting ready to play a show in front of God and the Devil that was set to open up the new universe. Once we realised that a dying star was a white dwarf, the rest was easy.

More specifically, why is it ‘dwarfs’ and not ‘dwarves’?!
Dwarfs are dying stars and dwarves are little people, and I don’t think I would tell people if we would have been riding a little person in my dream.

To those who’ve not taken time to listen to you, how would you best describe your sound?
Loud and psychedelic.

Your recent single was called ‘Toast And Marmalade For Tea’. Us Brits have toast mostly for breakfast, have Americans not caught on to this?
Sorry, but you can’t blame that on us! That song was written by a band called ‘Tin Tin’ in 1968, and I believe they were from your neck of the woods. But I prefer toast for breakfast as well.

The flip-side was called ‘Chemical’; does that mean you’re all one-time science geeks?
If by ‘science’ you mean drugs, then yes.

You’ve already toured with a pretty hot list of bands - who has been your favourite to play alongside?
Without a doubt, The Flaming Lips.

Oklahoma is (to us, at least) best known for the musical of the same name. What do we also need to know about your home state?
It’s the home of The Flaming Lips, Chainsaw Kittens and The Starlight Mints, and I’m pretty sure this is Kylie’s favourite place to hang out.

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