Americans are good for our obsessions with rock & roll music and British accents. The band Electric Touch is an all-in-one package wrapped in vinyl and tied with a guitar string. Fresh from a stint at SXSW and moving toward, oh you know, Coachella; the Austin-based band is steadily lighting the music world on fire one supercharged stage at a time. We caught up with frontman Shane Lawlor to see how he’s handling the perpetual stage-hopping. And to hear him speak.
Alright – why did you jump ship from London to the states, and land in Austin, of all places?
I was a bit of a musician ever since I was in school really; I was in a band in England, and we got signed in America. I always wanted to follow my dreams and come [to America] to play rock & roll music. I fell in love with the place, and I met Christopher, our lead guitarist. It was complete chance that it happened; twist of fate, really, and we just ended up staying in Austin. I like it here a lot; when we got signed to Island [Records] we did some time in New York, and New York was wonderful. We moved to LA to record with Howard Benson, (Grammy-nominated Producer of the Year) and we just got back to Texas at the start of the year, so it feels like coming home, really. You come to Texas, and people are just friendly. (more…)