Who are you and where are you from?
We are the band San Fermin and we live in New York.
What’s it really like touring?
It’s like traveling for business without flying. A lot of sitting around – on the bus, in the green room, in coffee shops. And then at the end of the day, everybody claps for you.
What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?
Seattle is a beautiful city. We had a lot of fun there last week. I also love playing hometown shows in New York.
What’s your ideal festival line-up?
Spoon, The Decemberists, Blood Orange, and Portishead.
What has been your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting Blue Apron deliveries and learning to cook.
What was the worst piece of advice you were given?
Everything will work itself out.
What do you do to relax?
We watch this crazy show called Xavier Renegade Angel. It’s the most surreal 12 minutes of your life.
What are you reading?
Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell.
How about TV, anything good on the box?
Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Do you have a favourite YouTube video?
There’s a mashup between John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ and the vocal part for ‘Jump’ by Van Halen that is sublime.
What website do you visit most?
Maybe NY Mag? I don’t really keep track.
What is your favourite:
Graceland by Paul Simon
Lost classic song?
A new artist that you are most excited about?
Mike, Stephen, and Allen started a punk band called Stereotrash. The rest of us go to every show.
What was the last great gig you have seen?
Hooray for the Riff Raff at SXSW was the best show we’ve seen in a while.
What should we expect from your Irish shows?
We’re playing a bunch of new songs and even some new instruments. Our singer Charlene even plays the drums for one. It’s a pretty high-energy show, especially compared to our recordings.
San Fermin play The Sugar Club on the 18th of May, and tickets can be found here.