Interviews

Dilly Dally – SXSW 2016

Dilly Dally at SXSW 2016 on their Debut Album Sore

I first saw Dilly Dally at the CMJ 2015 Music Marathon in the middle of New York City surrounded by strangers that would soon become very good friends of mine to my right and strangely enough, Bob Boilen of NPR to my left. I had never heard of Dilly Dally before venturing to the lower level of the Santos Party House, but I was wowed by front woman Katie Monks’ consistent, blood boiling howls and the buzzing guitars. The term “dilly dally” itself is defined as “to move or act too slowly; to waste time,” but the energy that snaked across the stage and into the crowd was not that of a slow transfer. At this year’s SXSW music festival in Austin, I sat down with the Toronto, Canada natives before their last two performances of the week.

Read/Listen to the full interview via KTSW 89.9


Tacocat – SXSW 2016

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice: An Interview with Tacocat at SXSW 2016

What is spelled the same way forwards and backwards and sings songs about menstruation? If you guessed Seattle, Washington based feminist-glitter-punk group Tacocat then you’re right on the money. The vibrant quartet trekked down to Austin for this year’s SXSW festivities from their show in Denton, Texas.

Read the full interview at KTSW 89.9


Empress Of – Sound on Sound Fest 2016

Empress of Opens Up After Sound on Sound

“The Los Angeles based one-woman band arrived to Sherwood Forest the Friday of the festival ready to take on the stage with tracks from her 2015 album, Me. The songstress grinds elements of real, gritty feminism and the lifecycle of love and life between her beats and sludgy synths. Both Tafari Robertson, KTSW Multimedia Director, and I  trudged through the mud and followed the woman behind the magic, Lorley Rodriguez into a castle to uncover more about new music, collaborations, female influences, and her Spanish-Honduran roots.”

Read the full interview via KTSW 89.9.


Prinze George – Austin City Limits 2016

Prinze George on Prince, Band Beginnings and Musicianship

This year’s line-up was stacked with some of the best synth-pop and electronica acts in the industry, including M83, The Naked and Famous, Flume and LCD Soundsystem. These household names have also sparked a light for many of the other breakthrough artists on the bill. One in particular: Prinze George, a glamourous synth-pop trifecta from Maryland comprised of Naomi Alquist (vocals), Kenny Grimm (producer) and Isabelle De Leon (drummer).

Read the full interview via KTSW 89.9.