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. State.ie 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?
What’s it really like touring?
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?
What was the last great gig you have seen?
Hiss Golden messenger at OCSC
And the worst show you have seen?
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.