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23 February 2010

Francis - SXSW Interview and Video


Dalarna, Dalarnas län Sweden

SXSW Show Times:
Our official gig is on Friday 19th. Midnight at Friends Bar 208 E. 6th Street.

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
We've never been to the festival before so we don't know what to expect. But we do like that it will be much warmer than it is up here right know.

Are you out promoting anything?
We've just finished our debut album and will release a digital single from it somewhere in March. We don't have a release set for the album tough. One or more videos will be recorded this spring. A lot will happen, but we don't know much for sure. It is much more interesting that way.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
Hopefully we'll meet interesting people and see shows with bands we didn't know existed. Of bands that we do know about we will try to watch Efterklang, Holy Fuck, Deer Tick and Broken Social Scene.

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
There is a hell lot of bands so I guess it is a challenge to get the audience to just your show. We really hope we don't play the same time as My Chemical Romance. That is our kind of audience. Hope we don't play the same time as B-Real from Cypress Hill too. That is the kind of stuff that we grew up to, and that is not a joke.

Do you have any survival tips?
Don't eat strange things you don't know anything about. It might kill you, as well as grizzly bears. Don't call their attention to you, that's bad according to the TV. We've heard that water is pretty good too. Friends named after a day of the week might be helpful too.

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
First one of course. Call us what you want but we are not boring and stiff like those famous people hanging out in the hotel room acting like jerks. Well, of course we don't afford hotel rooms so maybe we are like that to, I don't know.

Any additional comments?
Surfer Blood and Warpaint was some really cool band names. Don't know what they do or how they sound but we'd like to check them out at the festival as well.


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