Who are you and where are you from?
I’m Lissie from Rock Island, Illinois but I have been living in California for the past 10 years.
Who are your favorite artists from home?
There aren’t a lot of known artists from Rock Island but up in Ojai, CA where I live there are some amazing artists about, from Dave Mason to Daniel Ash (Bauhaus/ Love and Rockets) to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
What’s it really like touring?
Fun but exhausting! Non stop!
What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?
I don’t have a favourite. I like different places for different reasons.. cities are exciting, smaller towns nice for a bit of a break. Intimate venues are great for connecting with the crowd but festivals are fun for making new fans.
What’s your ideal festival line-up?
Again I’m not one for ultimates or favourites but an example would be Tame Impala, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz.
Tell us a tour story…
When my flight to a small Norwegian town was cancelled and in order to get me to the festival they sent a helicopter. My bags never showed up and my laptop ended up in Lebanon but I was able to track it down and get it back. Crazy few days!
What has been your biggest achievement of the year?
Just released Back to Forever in North America yesterday.
What was the worst piece of advice you were given?
I accidentally smoked meth once. Haha. That’s not really advice.. but..
What do you do to relax?
Nothing. Read. Watch TV. Drink wine. Sleep.
What are you reading?
Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
How about TV, anything good on the box?
Revenge and Nashville are back.
What website do you visit most?
None really… just email and social media. Maybe Huffington Post for news.
What was the last great gig you went to?
Haim at ACL.
And the worst?
What should we expect from your Irish shows?
Lots of sweat and fun and energy!
Lissie plays the Academy in Dublin on Friday 25th.