SXSW 2014 Interview: Casual Sex

By on Thursday, 27th March 2014 at 11:00 am
 

Ah yes, the band on everyone’s lips, Casual Sex. (In case you haven’t figured this out yet, it’s very important to refer to the band with their proper name to avoid embarrassment in the wrong company…) They had a whirlwind of a week gigging, playing in all sorts of places across Austin, but I would have imagined that their Friday night appearance, surrounded by their fellow countrymen at the Showcasing Scotland night at the British Music Embassy was particularly special for them. It was certainly special to me, even from the get-go: once inside Latitude 30, I was greeted by a burly yet kindly man in a kilt!

It was amazing to have all four members of Casual Sex – Sam Smith, Ed Wood, Pete Masson and Chris McCrory – sat down next to me for this great interview in which we talked about their brilliant week in Austin including the amazing food, where the band name came from (come now, we all wanted to know that surely, yeah?), and they talk to me about Glasgow as well.

Also of note: usually it’s me bringing things to shows for the bands I know, but this night, I was the one to be surprised. Many, many thanks to the guys who brought me a special EP as a present and signed it for me. It is now installed in a place of honour on my desk at work. Cheers guys for your time and your kind present!

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