SXSW 2012 Video Interview: General Fiasco

By on Friday, 23rd March 2012 at 1:15 pm

One of the bands that I was absolutely dying to see at SXSW this year was Northern Irish band General Fiasco. We’ve written quite a bit about them here on TGTF and I’ve always loved their videos, but had I ever seen them live? Nope. So last Wednesday (14 March) I was treated to a double dose of GF, first with an interview in the lovely Austin sunshine, and then that night at the Northern Irish showcase, where they played alongside Derry’s Wonder Villains and #7 on our 10 for 2012 poll Cashier No. 9 (review coming soon; in the meantime read Cheryl’s 10 for 2012 profile on them here, my Bands to Watch feature on them here).

To expedite the posting of our interviews and to avoid lag times in transcription, we filmed video chats with the bands we met. Special thanks to Ed Blow for manning the camera on this one (I feel terrible as he’d never done it before and had a hand sprain afterwards); cheers for taking one for the team, mate! And if you’re wondering what that squawking was, there was a bird sitting in the tree directly above the band, and evidently he wanted in on the action – a bit of Austin wildlife flavour, if you will.

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[…] always have a different outlook on bands after I’ve interviewed them and they’ve revealed themselves to nice people and not posturing, obnoxious snobs. So I viewed my impending first view of Belfast’s General […]

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