Trash Pop Icons – SXSW Artist Preview and Interview

We’re The Trash Pop Icons from San Francisco, Ca. We’re a three piece pop rock band fronted by sisters Naomi and Nadia Zep with our drummer Bobby Templin. People most frequently compare our sound to Paramore, but that could also be because there aren’t enough women in the rock genre. However, we totally accept and appreciate the compliment.

As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Trash Pop Icons had to say:

What do like most about playing at SXSW?

We don’t know yet. We’ve never played SXSW or even been to Texas, we’ve only just heard about it and what an awesome experience it is. More than anything though, we look forward to hearing some great music, meeting awesome people and eating lots of food.

Are you out promoting anything?

Mainly just ourselves and our music. We have an album out already called A Way With Words, which is available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. We also have a new album coming out (currently untitled), which we are VERY excited about. In fact, our set lists for our showcases are mostly made up of songs off this new album.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?

For me, personally, I really look forward to seeing other women fronted bands. Again, I feel as though there aren’t enough of us out there and it’s very important that we all support each other.

What are the challenges for you or your band when playing at SXSW?

Because we’ve never played SXSW or any of the unofficial showcases, I think the whole thing will be a little bit of a challenge. I mean, we don’t really know what to expect. I know that all the showcases are back lined, which is convenient yet challenging at the same time because I don’t know exactly what equipment I’m playing on. So that can be a little scary, but we welcome the challenge and look forward to seeing how it all goes.

Do you have any survival tips for those attending SXSW?

Only just what other people have told me, which is: wear comfortable shoes, wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.

Are you more “stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene” or “play as many shows as possible then get out”?

Definitely stick around and watch if possible.

What are your SXSW Show Times?

Wed March 12 at 12:00pm-12:20pm at Thirsty Nickel (Big Picture Media)
Wed March 12 at 4:00pm-4:30pm at Shiner’s Saloon (Texas Rockfest)
Thurs March 13 at 7:00-7:45pm at Blue Moon (Texas Rockfest)
Fri March 14 between 7-10pm (exact time TBD) at LOT323’s The L8 Show Showcase (Colorado&4th)

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