If you’ve ever thought pop stars have it easy, well, you’ve never met The Veronicas. Essentially twin sisters Jess and Lisa Origliasso, there is so much demand for the Australian duo, that they haven’t had a chance to catch their breaths since they first formed back in 2004.
In fact, they didn’t even realize they now have an online videogame to play on their website. “We have a videogame?” asks Jess. “It better involve a lot of insults, slapping, bitching and sleeping.”
Such oversights are allowed. The constant flurry of activity though is seen as a good thing, according to Jess. “Seriously, we love what we do, and we get bored very easily,” she says. “I’m sure I have some form of A.D.D., so it works out best I think.”
As the girls swing around North America for another leg of their Revenge Is Sweeter tour, followed by an opening slot on Kelly Clarkson’s tour, they’re still doing it in support of their second album, the synth-heavy Hook Me Up. Originally released two years ago in Australia, before the end of this year, it will have seen six different versions released 12 different times worldwide.
Though they still have three months to go before a UK release and subsequent tour, you’d think they’d be finding the material is a bit stale at this point. Jess laughs at the thought and replies, “You would think so, but we’re actually still having fun with it. I mean, we are absolutely dying to start working on new music, but this music is still new to a lot of people, so their energy and excitement keeps us going.”
The Veronicas play
Toronto: Circa on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
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