SXSW Interview: Rosie Tucker
When you come to SXSW you never know what you’re going to stumble into, but 9/10, its going to be something with a lot of buzz. In the case of Rosie Tucker, the buzz is deserved, with songs to support the current hype. They will be releasing Never Not Never Not Never Not this Friday via New Professor. Read on for questionnaire responses, as well as a list of SXSW shows.
ATH: Whats the name of the band/group? Where are you from?
RT: Rosie Tucker (is a person, is a band). Were from Los Angeles.
ATH: Describe your groups sound.
RT: We sound like three people who really like Red Hot Chili Peppers and one who vehemently doesnt. Kidding. We sound like pals who love shaping guitar parts around the songs I think up.
ATH: What was your most recent release? Any planned releases from 2019?
RT: Weve started leaking singles from the upcoming album, Never Not Never Not Never Not, out on New Professor Music on March 8th, 2019
ATH: For most SXSW sets, you get 30 minutes to leave a lasting impression. Whats your plan of attack? You have a set list mapped out yet?
RT: I figure well play the album through for most of the sets. Im looking into acquiring a teal sequined suit jacket and a better personality before tour.
ATH: Lets say your band has been booked an official showcase at a pop up venue somewhere in the middle of 6th street. The lineup features thrash metal, hip-hop, spoken word, and you. The sound is horrible, the lineup is not your style, and the crowd seems angry at the world. How would your band deal with such a situation?
RT: How angry are they? If theyre angry at me Im going to cry because Im completely defenseless against the disapproval of others which is why I picked an entertainment career. If theyre angry at someone else maybe we can rile em a little. Open this pit up. Anger is perfectly natural, Ive heard, and not intended to be repressed for years on end probably.
ATH: There are tons of bands coming into town. Of the 1000+ bands coming into town, who would you ideally like to play with. What band friends will be here?
RT: Illuminati Hotties! Blushh! Runnner! Soft Streak!
ATH: What has everyone in the band been listening to, or, what plays in the tour van/car/bus?
RT: Wolfy (the bassist) is currently working through the entire discography of every band listed under the girl groups wikipedia page and Im looking forward to learning about what shes found.
ATH: Describe your perfect festival, real or not? Whos headlining? Wheres it take place? Etc.
RT: Festival of Stay Home and Beat the Crowds. Festival of Nap With Your Friends In The Sunshine In The Park Near Your Apartment.
ATH: Whats on the bands rider? If were bringing you food and booze, what can we bring you?
RT: Salads, like nice ones, the type where someone had to cook a bunch of ingredients separately in bulk to make the effort worth it. We dont need the booze but maybe some kombucha? Is weed still illegal in Texas? I just realized Im a monster. Pizza would be great. Maybe some water. On second thought we dont need anything.
ATH: The band gets to create their own taco pop-up shop at SXSW? Whats the name, and what sort of tacos will you have? Any sides?
RT: Its going to be a collaboration between Guisados and Revolutionario North African Tacos from West Adams in Los Angeles. Its going to change the world. There will be no queso, not as Texans know it. There will be corn smut, there will be pineapple kimchi.There will be a literal boatload of watermelon agua fresca.
SXSW Shows: 3/12 @ Side Bar (130 PM), 3/12 @ Barracuda (430 PM) 3/12 @ Cheer Up Charlies (11 PM), 3/14 @ The Shed (1 PM), 3/14 @ Hole in the Wall (4 PM), 3/15 @ Independence Brewery (850 PM), 3/15 @ Dozen Street (5 PM), 3/16 @ the Shed (230 PM)