SXSW 2017 Interview: SuperGlu

By on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 at 1:00 pm
 

Anyone who’s ever been to SXSW knows you have to be prepared for anything and everything. It’s true for musicians, surely, but also for us journalists too. Two years ago, I was promised by a journalist from Louisiana that I’d get equal billing on an interview I helped record for him; needless to say, the credit didn’t appear when the video went online, leaving a bad taste in my mouth. (The interviewee in question is now a good friend of mine, and Mr. Louisiana is nowhere to be found…) I didn’t think I’d ever have to tag team on another interview again but last week in Austin for SXSW 2017, a blogger (or a super fan even, possibly?) asked me to tag team on an interview with Manningtree rockers SuperGlu (no “e”), and here are the results. Unhelpfully, the mystery man never introduced himself or his outlet, so I honestly can’t credit him until he surfaces.

SuperGlu and I have a funny history, in that I found out about the band via one of their band members’ former partners a good 2 years ago before they came out here to America for their first-ever shows. The details are not so important now (you can read more back here) but it just goes to show that word of mouth indeed helps us journalists find out about good bands to check out and listen to. Further, the hundreds of new fans they played to and made in Austin can’t be wrong, can they? While they’ve grown by leaps and bounds no doubt with all the blood, sweat and tears they’ve shed in their pursuit of writing, recording, and performing to get even better (and frontman Ben Brown had to make a joke out of my starting question in this interview!), at the end of the day, it’s a group of four pals who enjoy being together and making music together, and if their music connects with people across an ocean, then something right is going right in this world. Listen to the interview by me and this other mystery blogger below. For more coveage on SuperGlu – and I assume we’ll have plenty more soon – go here. Special thanks to their manager John for snapping the photo of us below for posterity. Go Longhorns! (It’s an in-joke.)

editor Mary with SuperGlu at SXSW 2017

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