The month of March is quite the intense stretch for us music bloggers. Yes, it’s an incredible time, what with Ultra and SXSW landing in the same timeframe. Not to mention that Coachella, Bonnaroo, EDC and more are just around the corner. Sometimes though, with that insane vortex of information swirling around us, content slips through the cracks. Today is a perfect example of that, as we bring you our SXSW interview with German sensation Milky Chance.
We won’t take up any more time with how this amazing interview should have come out a long time ago. Instead, we ask that you please sit back, relax, and enjoy the read.
TMN: So first off, let’s talk about SXSW. How’s it going so far?
Philipp: We had our first show yesterday.It was really good. It was pretty late at 12, and we’re still kind of like adjusting to the time shift, so it was really late for us, but it was a cool show. And yeah, it seems to be like, I mean it’s a huge festival. I just looked in the thing like where all the artists are named, and it’s crazy.
Clemens: The sad thing about when you come here and see all the artists that you want to see but you don’t have time because you’re so busy, and you’ve got like 5 gigs in 3 days, and doing interviews, and on and on. So, that’s kind of the bad side of a showcase festival.
TMN: We feel your pain. (Laughs) Yeah, our schedule is just back-to-back all the way down, trying to run across the city. So, I saw on Facebook you guys are doing its #AroundTheUSIn80Days, is that the hashtag you guys are using? Talk to us about that a little bit.
Philipp: Umm yeah, I mean it was pretty funny. We were sitting here on the way to America, and we were just talking like how could we name the hashtag?
Together: 25,000 miles
Philipp: And, so that’s one time around the earth, so we were like yeah let’s name it like in one day uh around the world, and then it was like we are also 80 days in America, so we just kind of like, you know the movie?
Clemens: Around The World In 80 Days, so we just named it like this. It fits perfectly. It was really funny.
TMN: How has the reception been for you guys in the States? We have to imagine that like in Germany, you guys kind of have your home crowd and stuff like that, but when you first came over here and started doing shows before this stint
Philipp: Maybe people are a little more extroverted, like a little bit more enthusiastic, but I don’t know, it’s hard to make a difference between nationalities of crowds because it just depends on the daily thing – like the mood, the venue, our mood, like spark…
Clemens: Spark in the air
Philipp: So, yeah maybe probably a little more crazy? But in a good way. Besides that, I don’t know, I don’t think there’s a big difference.
TMN: Have you had any cities in the U.S. stand out in particular?
Philipp: San Francisco was awesome.
Clemens: I liked New York as well. We played in the Bowery Ballroom.