SXSW 2014 Interview: Luke Carson and Neil Gillespie of CYMBALS

By on Thursday, 27th March 2014 at 1:00 pm
 

Mary and I arrived in downtown Austin late on the Thursday night of SXSW 2014, after we attended a special Sofar Sounds show earlier in the evening. Once we were back in the now-familiar downtown area, we split up, Mary rushing to see Longfellow at the British Music Embassy, while I headed off to try to catch The Strypes at Swan Dive before my tentatively-scheduled interview with CYMBALS.

Like everyone at SXSW, CYMBALS were on kind of a crazy schedule, and it took a flurry of texts and e-mails to arrange the final meet up for the interview. In the end, I only managed to catch a few minutes of The Strypes before I diverted to Cheer Up Charlie’s to chat with CYMBALS before their late night show. Cheer Up Charlie’s is another dual-stage venue with bands playing both inside and outside, but I managed to find a fairly quiet place to talk with the CYMBALS’ rhythm section, bassist Luke Carson and drummer Neil Gillespie, about their recent album ‘The Age of Fracture’, their busy touring schedule and some of the other bands they had the chance to see during their time in Austin.

 

Thanks to Daniel and CYMBALS singer/guitarist Jack Cleverly for sorting the details of this interview.

CYMBALS at Cheer Up Charlie's 13 March 2014

CYMBALS bassist Luke Carson

 

CYMBALS at Cheer Up Charlie's 13 March 2014

CYMBALS drummer Neil Gillespie

 

CYMBALS at Cheer Up Charlie's 13 March 2014

CYMBALS keyboardist Dan Simons

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