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Press: Spalding Rockwell in Interview magazine January 2003

Updated: Mar 17, 2023

Spalding Rockwell was featured in the Dec/Jan 2003 issue of Interview Magazine with Brittany Murphy on the cover.


Image of Interview Magazine December/January 2003 cover featuring Brittany Murphy
Interview Magazine December/January 2003 cover featuring Brittany Murphy

In 2003, Spalding Rockwell was producing a full length LP while regularly performing their dance club hit "White Cotton Panties”on Larry Tee's electroclash circuit at Luxx/Berliniamsberg alongside other groups ARE Weapons, Avenue D, W.I.T., Scissor Sisters, Felix Da Housecat, and many others. In 2003, the A.R.E. Weapons asked Spalding Rockwell to join them on their summer US Tour. In 2004, "White Cotton Panties” was featured on the electroclash album Badd Inc. Luxury, Excess, Extravagance on Mogul Electro Records.







Image of Mary Louise "ML" Platt Perlman and Nicole Lombardi in Dec/Jan 2003 Issue of Interview Magazine
Mary Louise "ML" Platt Perlman and Nicole Lombardi in Dec/Jan 2003 Issue of Interview Magazine


Image of Mary Louise "ML" Platt Perlman and Nicole Lombardi in Dec/Jan 2003 Issue of Interview Magazine
Mary Louise "ML" Platt Perlman and Nicole Lombardi in Dec/Jan 2003 Issue of Interview Magazine



 

Full transcript below...


NOW!


TWO HOT NEW YORK CITY BANDS TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE RULES

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAH LEN


SPALDING ROCKWELL

Nicole Lombardi, 23 (vocals, keyboards, bass, co-producer).

M.L. Platt Perlman, 22 (vocals, keyboards, guitar, co-producer, engineer). WHERE TO HEAR: Badd Inc. Luxury Excess Extravagance, 2002's definitive electroclash compilation. An EP will be released on Mogul Electro Records in early 2003.



MATT DIEHL. What's the weather like down there in the under-

ground?

SPALDING ROCKWELL: Hot.

MD: The worst thing about being one of New York's hottest underground bands is.

SR: We don't get much sleep.

MD: How would you describe your music to a long-lost aunt from lowa?

SR: There are the deep sounds of house, hip-hop's collage sam-pling, lush, swimming vocals from early techno and new wave, punk's performance element, and pop's palatability.

MD: What are the three clichés about being a New York band that are completely true?

SR: Number one, two, and three: image.

MD: Moby or the Strokes - who's more overexposed?

SR: Who?

MD: What record made you want to put your band together?

SR: The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique.

MD: Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll: Rate in order of importance.

SR: No comment.

MD: What future do you predict for your band?

SR: Short skirts. High heels.

MD: What is your band's plan for world domination?

SR: Inevitability.

Left: Spalding Rockwell's M.L. Platinum and Nicole Lombardi [second and fourth from left wear clothing by VERSACE. Platinum's shoes by PRADA. Models: BRIAN CHRISTI/Clear and MARK THEO/Boss. Theo wears clothing by VERSUS.



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