The Untitled Interview #91 – SXSW Edition: Starring Violens

The days are getting longer, the nights are getting shorter and sweeter, and that, my little vixens, can only mean one thing: it's getting close to being almost time for the one and only SXSW. And of course, that means I had to ask some questions of the bands I'd sure want to see if I was heading down to Austin for the 25th annual SXSW-stravaganza.

I have something of a crush on Violens, as I'm sure y'all have noticed. This week I've also been listening to just about nothing but their amazing record Amoral, so it's only fitting to get the guys involved in my SXSW inquiries. If you can get yourself in the path of their super sexy smoky snarling sonic sensations, by all means, do so. Below, the band lets us in on the hot new tour drug, as well as what certain necessity they might just forget to pack.

Les Enfants Terribles: How are you getting to SXSW: plane, train, or automobile?
Violens: Likely all of the above, but mostly aeroplane and foot.

LET: Inevitably, you will forget to pack:
V: Condoms.

LET: How many showcases/parties will you be playing?
V: We will hold the SXSW record: 32 shows!

LET: Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
V: Nite Jewel.

LET: What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Austin?
V: We'll probably snort tequila (the new thing to do on tour).

LET: What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
V: Key Biscayne arts & crafts festival, 1985. Won award for an underwater thresher shark drawing.

LET: Favorite thing about festivals?
V: Everybody knows the best thing about SXSW is hearing all the bands playing together simultaneously by walking down the middle of 6th or 7th Street. Never a boring moment, bad drummer or long pause between songs.

mp3: Acid Reign (Violens from Amoral)

[photo by Tom Hines]


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