A little over two weeks after Perilla left the New York City rock band in April, a new generation of rockers has come to the fore.
In the past year, the likes of Taylor Swift, Björk, and Florence and the Machine have been joined by a slew of artists, including Perilla and others.
But now, as summer winds down, new guitarists are coming to the rescue.
Perilla is the latest of those newcomers, joining the ranks of the new wave of guitarists.
We sat down with Perilla recently, as she began touring with the Americana group Avey Tare’s The Fall, and shared her thoughts on her newfound fame, the importance of the American guitar, and how she hopes to remain relevant.
Avey TARE, THE FALL: What was the first guitar you ever owned?
Perilla: I started playing guitars at an early age.
My dad took me to a friend’s house and gave me a Les Paul Standard, which is my current guitar.
I had it for about three years before I bought my first guitar, which was a Gibson SG, in 1994.
What started me on this path was my dad and a friend of mine playing guitars together and I was just a kid, so I started practicing guitar.
My first guitar was a SG.
I’ve always been a guitar guy.
I love guitars, and I’ve always wanted to play guitar.
How did you get interested in music?
Perillas own musical interests started when I was a kid.
I think I started listening to Bob Dylan.
I was about 12 years old, and my dad was going to a gig in Florida and they were playing “Bob Dylan.”
He was just hanging around the place playing guitar, so he took me and my friends and we were just really into it.
I would watch the videos of Bob Dylan playing, and we would all get really excited.
I started going to shows with my friends because we all liked it, and eventually I started buying records.
I guess it was around this time that I got into hip-hop and I started watching artists like Biggie Smalls and MC Ren.
At that time, I really started to like the whole hip-hip-hip music scene, which at the time was just like, I don’t know, it was hip-hopping and hip-hops and the stuff they were doing.
I wanted to be a part of that.
Did you have any musical influences?
I grew up listening to my dad play guitar, my mom and my mom’s best friend were playing.
I remember having my first records when I’m a little kid.
When I was like 11 or 12 years of age, my dad had these records on cassette tapes, and they played records of his favorite artists, and so I became obsessed with that stuff.
What did you like most about playing guitar?
I really love playing, especially in the studio.
I really enjoy the way it sounds.
It’s a lot of fun.
What’s your favorite song?
I’m not really a songwriter, but I have this song that I wrote about my dad.
He was a big fan of John Lennon, and the lyrics were really about him.
He had these big dreams, and that’s the reason that it’s about him, and he always said, “I’m going to be the best father ever.”
What’s the hardest thing about being a new guitarist?
I think it’s that people don’t understand that it can be so difficult to be able to play the guitar and really get to know yourself, and really learn what you’re doing.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
I guess I’m just really, really confident.
I like to play a lot.
I can really play, and when I do, it’s just so smooth and I’m able to do something really cool, and it just feels great.
What have you learned about guitar playing?
What you have to do is to really put your foot down and put the energy into it and be really committed to it.
What do you think makes guitar players special?
I don’t really know what that’s.
I just think that you have a certain type of talent, and then you have the ability to put it to good use.
What inspires you?
I can’t say, because I don and I’ll be honest, I think my dad taught me how to play.
I learned to play in a lot more ways than just playing.
When he was playing, he was always singing and playing and singing and dancing.
He would always be in the background and would play guitar on the side, and if you listen to his music now, you can really hear the energy that he had.
How do you feel about being famous?
It’s not really what’s important to me.
I don ‘t really care what people think, but it’s really important to be on top