Say Lou Lou's name inspired by 'bitter spinster aunt'

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Say Lou Lou's name inspired by 'bitter spinster aunt'

Say Lou Lou got their name from their great aunt who was a "bitter old spinster".

The pop duo - twin sisters Miranda Anna and Elektra June Kilbey-Jansson, who grew up in Australia and Sweden - had an elderly relative called Lou who lived in London and they always got to hear "strange stories" about her.

The tales stuck with the siblings so when it came to coming up for a name for their act they decided they wanted to use Lou in some capacity.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Elektra said: "We have a great aunt, an old London lady, a real old spinster, who was really bitter and angry, we always heard strange stories about her, she was a horrible lady, but we loved her name, so we kind of stole it from her."

The duo's name is also inspired by the twins favourite children's book growing up about a wolf who eats her rabbit friends.

Miranda explained: "We love the name Lou, Lou - its sexy! It's a bit French, its playful, its sweet, but it also feels like it could be a bit nasty as well. "We also have connections to our favourite children's book, who was a wolf who is really lonely and desperately wants to make friends, and she makes friends with a pack of rabbits, and then she eats them when she gets hungry, and she feels really lonely and ashamed."

Say Lou Lou's debut album 'Lucid Dreaming' was released worldwide this week.