Z.Berg, lead singer/songwriter for the LA Indie girl-band, The Like, finishes up her Q&A from P1…
So for the short film shown before your video “Fair Game” (shot by Gia Coppola), was it staged or was it actually shot before one of your shows?
We sort of realized that it was a fun and funny process when we get ready for a show. It’s a bit of a transformation and we thought it would be a good “Hard Day’s Night” way to start off the film.
Did you sit down before hand to discuss what you wanted the film to look like?
Oh yeah. We’ve known Gia for years and it was great to work with her.
Has she been shooting other films or is this her first?
She did a similar fashion video for a clothing line. This is sort of the beginning for her, so that’s exciting.
You have played with and opened for bands like the Arctic Monkeys, Tori Amos, Kings of Leon, and Muse. Which was your favorite to play with and why?
Um…a lot of people have been fun, the Arctic Monkey show was really, really fun. They are such a powerhouse live band. It’s inspiring to hear them live. It is great to meet someone who writes more lyrics than I do. Alex is constantly singing a real mouthful. I mean all the bands have been nice and friendly and everyone we’ve performed with has been an amazing experience. I think we’ve learned something with every band we’ve toured with.
Are there any current acts that you’re influenced by?
The Daft Kings. A couple of them helped engineer the record, Tommy, Homer and Victor who play with Sharon Jones. They’re a really great modern band that we enjoy playing with.
Who are your musical influences?
The Beatles, The Stones, and The Beach Boys. All of us have similar musical tastes and those were the bands we listened to growing up. Leslie Gore, who is a very talented songwriter as well as singer, you know Leslie Gore, Ellie Grenich and Jackie Shannon were all talented songwriters as well as singers. Those people are extremely inspiring.
The Like are currently on a nationwide tour. Their latest CD “Release me” is now available.
The Like play the Troubadour Sat, June 19th