London by way of Oxford band Zulu Winter – yes, all five of those handsome musicians! – sat down with me at the Austin Convention Centre on the last full day of festivities at SXSW last weekend. I was their last bit of PR before they went to go off and check out other bands, and for some of them, before they headed out to their mates’ Mumford and Sons outdoor show following a film screening (Mixing film with music? Yeah, this is SXSW all right…)
This was my final big meeting at SXSW, so when they left I felt like crying because I wanted to take them all home with me and I was sad they’d gone. And then it hit me: SXSW was really nearly over. If I had to meet anyone, these were the chaps to meet: they made me feel completely at ease and made me laugh about my favourite colour (you had to have been there…) so I thank them for humouring me for this interview. Something tells me that after this and their great show at Cedar Street Courtyard on Thursday as part of the Filter/American Rag showcase (review coming soon), I’ll be plastering myself on these exceedingly nice chaps from Oxford and all their appearances at the Great Escape.
Catch the band live on their first headlining tour this spring; all the details are here. Very special thanks to Dana and Sarah for organising this interview for us here at TGTF.