New Zealand pop rocker, Gin Wigmore, is hard to forget — between her bleached blonde hair, tattoos and totally unafraid lyrics, we’re falling for her. Plus, she had a cameo on Revenge, which, hello, is a huge deal. Check out her poppy video for “Man Like That,” where she completely tears down her ex, in the most fun way possible.
Glamour: What’s the story behind “Man Like That”?
Gin Wigmore: It’s a song written about an ex lover of mine warning any future girls that may think he would be a treat to date, that he really isn’t. The song goes on to explain all the tricks he pulls that you may initially think are wonderful, but really are over-rated, cliche and lame as time rolls on.
Glamour: Who are your musical influences?
Gin Wigmore: Everyone from Irmas Thomas to Joe Walsh, Pat Benatar, Mahalia Jackson. And this awesome band I love called Shovels & Rope.
Glamour: We saw you in those Revenge promos… what’s that all about?
Gin Wigmore: Yip, that was fun. It felt very glitzy Hollywood being in that. To be honest, I didn’t know about the show prior to being asked to play in it, and believe it or not, still haven’t even had the time to really sit down and watch a few episodes. But I really like the idea of a chick getting revenge, so I think it would become a firm favorite for me when I get a few hours to have a series marathon of it.
Glamour: How many tattoos do you have, anyway?
Gin Wigmore: I think I have about 12 or so now. There are pistols, lyrics, a bear, skulls, flowers, crosses… basically everything but the kitchen sink! I got my first one at age 14. My mum and dad just about lost their minds when they saw it. Although after they settled down about the whole ordeal, they have come to love my skin pictures.
Glamour: What were you like as a child growing up in New Zealand?
Gin Wigmore: Pretty free and easy. We lived on the side of Mt Victoria in the North Shore, so I would stroll around the mountain to primary school, after I had made my own lunch consisting of a badly spread marmite sandwich, mallow puff and red capsicum (yes, a healthy child). I would slide down the hill on cardboard after school, scare myself with friends in the cemetery a couple houses down, jump off the drawbridge for the ferries at the wharf to swim and basically have a pretty wicked time.
Glamour: What do you do in your spare time?
Gin Wigmore: Pat my dog, brush my dog, feed my dog, play with my dog, stare at my dog in awe of his beauty.
So no doubt, Gin is pretty cool. Are you a new fan of hers? Be on the lookout for her upcoming Gravel & Wine album, out soon!