Sleigh Bells members Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller filed the complaint today (August 22) and name Lovato, UMG Recordings and the track’s producers Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub as the case’s defendants, according to .
“A comparison of the two songs reveals that, at the very least, the combination of the hand claps and bass drum, structured as 3 quarter beats and a rest, with the bass drum providing a counter-rhythm to the hand claps, is at least substantially similar in both works,” says the band’s complaint.
The duo – made up of Brooklynites Alexis Krauss and Derek Edward Miller – took to Twitter to launch the attack, before receiving a backlash from Lovato’s ardent fans.
Demi Lovato responded to those allegations by tweeting: ‘Sounds nothing like it and with all the advances we’ve made in the LGBT community…I think more than one female artist can kiss a girl and like it….’ Seeing as her album’s called Confident we doubt Demi’s going to crumble under accusations of plagiarism.
Sleigh Bells had already reached out to Lovato's camp last year regarding the similarities between "Stars" and "Infinity Guitars," which is the second single from the band's debut album .