Lazergirl is Here

Released today

SOME musicians launch their new albums with gigs, others do interview tours but one singer has chosen a different route and served chips to promote her debut record.

Lazergirl, whose real name is Diana Gorohova, has partnered with Brighton’s popular chip makers BeFries to launch her new album, alongside a chip sauce.

The 24-year-old, who is originally from Russia but now lives in Brighton, launches her debut EP Lazergirl Is Here today.

To celebrate she went to BeFries, in West Street, to try out a new sauce that has been made specifically by the restaurant for her.

She said: “I spoke with Chaan at BeFries and he suggested making a sauce for the launch of my EP.

“It’s hot and spicy just like me. It might even be too hot to handle.

“It was fun interacting with customers and talking to them about the sauce.

“I even did some singing while I served.

“I want people to know I’m not just a pretty face. I’ve worked hard for this, I’m an ordinary girl and I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty.”

Lazergirl describes her sound as a mix of Kesha, Britney Spears and Katy Perry all with a European dance music style.

Her debut EP has been a year in the making and tracks on the record have been sung in three languages.

The bilingual performer has done tracks in English, Russian and Spanish, and hopes that the mix of languages will allow her to appeal to a broader European market.

She said: “I think that is the market we are trying to appeal to with the EP.

“The blend, and the fact it’s mainly in English, is still important for the UK market.

“But I’ve had a lot of feedback on my sound and people saying it’s very European.

“In Europe they play a lot of dance tracks in different languages whereas over here you don’t see it as much.”

The EP was recorded at Church Road Studios in Church Road, Hove.

Lazergirl’s manager Steve Barrey said while the recording process may have been long it has helped the singer develop.

He said: “It’s been about a year in the making which sounds like a long time but in that time Lazergirl has grown as an artist.”

Dead At First Sight was the first song released from the EP, and the track even got the stamp of approval from Brighton crime author Peter James.

The song is based on Peter’s book of the same name and was inspired by the novel which was also released this year.

Lazergirl said: “My manager Steve Barrey spoke about the story as he is one of the main characters and it really struck a chord with me.

“It sounded like a story that would fit my style and I could just imagine how someone would feel being tricked into love.”

The singer’s quest to conquer Europe doesn’t end with this debut EP.

In the autumn she will be releasing a four-song album entirely in her native Russian.

The singer said the rise of music genres such as K-Pop (Korean pop) have shown that “you don’t need to speak English to be popular in the UK”.

To celebrate the release of her debut EP, Lazergirl and Steve will be hosting a party at the Prince Albert, in Trafalgar Street, Brighton, on Sunday, September 15.

The event will, of course, be catered by BeFries and will include Lazergirl’s new sauce.

She said: “The launch will be a celebration for everyone that has helped me on this journey.”

Lazergirl is Here is out now and available for download on all good streaming services.