Guillemots: "Scissors Inspired New Show"
Guillemots take to the stage - as do their glitter-loving new pals...
Indie quirksters Guillemots have revealed supporting Scissor Sisters last year has inspired them to be even wackier on their forthcoming tour.
The 'Mots took to the road with the Scissors in November 2006 and say watching the glitzy US group at work sent their imaginations into overdrive.
"Watching them perform inspired us to be even more experimental - we loved what they did with their lighting for example," Guillemots drummer Greig told MTV.co.uk.
"We're currently working on an idea incorporating a huge piece of sandpaper for our tour. If we're allowed to we'll install it on stage - honestly, it makes an amazing sound if you rub instruments across it!" he said.
Singer Fyfe added, "We're friends with the (Scissor Sisters) now. I speak to Jake quite regularly on the phone and we'll discuss music and ideas."
The Guillemots kick of their European tour in three days (February 4) - and we're hoping to see Fyfe pay tribute to his musical mates by donning a gold sequinned suit.
Meanwhile, Scissor Sisters will be headlining a special one-off gig at London's Koko club on February 18, in aid of HIV charity, Body and Soul. Support comes in the form of Pet Shop Boys and Radio 1 DJ, Pete Tong.
Anna told us, I really believe in social activism and its something that seems to have fallen by the wayside, especially with my generation. I hope to play my part in leaving the world better than I found it."