SXSW Interview: Living Hour

We’re in the thick of it, and yet it’s just started. Me? I’ve already seen 45+ bands in the last three days, so I plan to keep that going. One act on my radar is definitely Living Hour, and they’ve quickly thrown back some answers to our questionnaire.

ATH: Whats the name of the band/group? Where are you from?

LH: Living hour from Winnipeg Canada

ATH: Describe your groups sound.

LH: Like ice melting in a clear plastic cup, turning solid into liquid, slowly shifting states from the heat of your hand. Dream pop indie rock slow-core post rock shoegaze art pop, lol.

ATH: What was your most recent release? Any planned releases from 2019?

LH: Softer faces March 1 2019 on Kanine Records

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?

LH: Weve practiced a set yes.

ATH: Lets say your band has been booked an official showcase at a pop up venue somewhere in the middle of6th 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?

LH: Wed all take a knee/ sit down encourage everyone to partake and urgently enter a soundscape that hopefully helps to sooth their souls even if its just for a 30 min second of the blurry maddening exciting day

ATH: What has everyone in the band been listening to, or, what plays in the tour van/car/bus?

LH: The Magnetic Fields, Mdou Moctar, Veneer, pisces,Patsy Cline, Friendship, Gemma, hello shark, eternal summers, gobbinjr, The Dream podcast, mostly the sound of us individually mumble singing to ourselves and breathing and eating and laughing and the click clack of magnetic chess boards.

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