by / September 24th, 2014 /

Incoming – Sylvan Esso

Electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso might have been relatively unknown several months ago, but their now mythologised performance at SXSW this year and support slots with Wye Oak, tUnE-yArDs and Tycho have pretty much ended that notion. caught up with the North Carolina locals as they prepare to play at Dublin’s the Workman’s Club.

Who are your favourite artists from home?

Hiss Golden Messenger; Loamlands; Alexandra Sauser-Monnig; Phil Cook; and Make Out Booth

What’s it really like touring?

Like this:

What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?

The Cactus Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What’s your ideal festival line-up?

No way, Jose

What has been your biggest achievement of the year?

I ran one morning for half an hour and that kept me high for weeks!

What was the worst piece of advice you were given?

Listen to anyone but yourself.

What do you do to relax?


What are you reading?

Mycophilia, it’s about mushrooms!

How about TV, anything good on the box?

Northern Exposure; Always and Forever

Do you have a favourite YouTube video?


What website do you visit most?

@Marledavidson on Instagram

What is your favourite:

Record? Too many

Song? ‘Little Star’ by Stina Nordenstam

Lost classic song? ‘Goodnight Vienna’ by Jack Buchanan

Record label? Anticon

Who is your favourite current artist?

All The Moms!

Is there a new artist that you are most excited about?

Annicka Wisswaesser

What was the last great gig you have seen?

Hiss Golden messenger at OCSC

And the worst show you have seen?

The Bachelor

What should we expect from your Irish shows?

Dancing and yelling and good times please.

Sylvan Esso play the Workman’s Club on October 7th, tickets are available from the usual places and priced at €13.