At this point, Slow Pulp should already be on your radar; they were picked by NPR as one of the Austin 100 to keep an eye out for SXSW. But, in case you’re not on the up and up, read below for some quick responses from the band as they make their way to Austin.
ATH: Whats the name of the band/group? Where are you from?
SP: We’re called Slow Pulp! We’re all from Madison, WI and are based in Chicago.
ATH: Describe your groups sound.
SP: Slow pop or something like it.
ATH: What was your most recent release? Any planned releases from 2019?
SP: We released two stand alone singles, At Home and Steel Birds. We’re finishing up a new EP for the Spring!
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?
SP: All killer no filler.
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?
SP: Get lost in each others eyes.
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?
SP: Some of our friends and some bands we are excited about are, Broncho, Sidney Gish, Disq, The Ophelias, Sasami, Webster X and more, there are so many to list!
ATH: What has everyone in the band been listening to, or, what plays in the tour van/car/bus?
SP: Garbage, Kevin Krauter, Kacey Musgraves, Stereolab, Solange, Dolly Parton.
ATH: Describe your perfect festival, real or not? Whos headlining? Wheres it take place? Etc.
SP: Clairo and Limp Bizkit
ATH: Whats on the bands rider? If were bringing you food and booze, what can we bring you?
SP: We will be sipping on TNTs (Tequila and Tonics)
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?
SP: No sides, no frills, just tacos. It will be called slow tacos, where the service is incredibly slow, allowing people to converse at their leisure before consuming their food. It will take so long, that by the time people receive their tacos they would have forgotten that they had ordered them in the first place. That way, they will be extra excited about their tacos.