Seymour Stein Loves The Flairz
Aussie kid band The Flairz has a fan in legendary A&R man Seymour Stein, who told me this morning he was highly impressed by the pre-pubescent trio when he saw them at South by South West. "They're great," Stein told me on the phone (I'm interviewing him for the Icons issue of Swindle magazine). "They need to work on their songs, but they're great."
By the way, Stein, founder of Sire records, knows his shit when it comes to this kind of thing - he's signed a few small bands in his time, you know, like The Ramones, The Pretenders, Depeche Mode...oh, and he discovered Madonna.
After we hung up I called Style Councilor Steffie straight away - she had blogged about The Flairz a few days ago after seeing them play at the Troubadour. I told her that if she ever gets bored of journalism she should seriously consider a career in A&R, seeing as she (not a millionaire) and Stein (a millionaire) clearly have the same taste in music.
Posted by Caroline Ryder