Meg Remy is easily one of the coolest front women today. She can sing as much as she can swing. Her band U.S. Girls are blazing the world right now with their funky and soulful jams. Make sure to check them out!
Fresh Pots: From solo shows with tape loops to a full fledged 8 person rocking ensemble, how did U.S. Girls come into existence?
Meg Remy: U.S. Girls came straight out of a cold and lightless Portland winter, 2006. Eva Salaens lent me her 4 track. I couldn’t stand my live-in boyfriend so I made recordings as therapy which later became Introducing...(Siltbreeze 2008).
FP: What’s your process for songwriting, does the band write to you or vice versa?
MR: The process is wide open. Sometimes I write a whole song lyrically and melodically in my head and then have someone transcribe it for me. Often a collaborator will just give me a track idea and I will write words over it and we go from there. On the records it was just me until around 2010. After that I started working with writers, producers and musicians.
FP: You have two wicked guitar players, their chemistry is so on point, where did you find them?
MR: The one in the Kangol is my husband / honorary U.S. Girl, Max Turnbull. The long haired one is Chris Bezant. Chris and Max met because they both worked door at the same bar in Toronto. They do have an undeniable chemistry. Two guitars playing together is a beautiful, expressive thing.
FP: I discovered you guys through the one and only Ian Svenonious, a man of legendary stature, also has impeccable taste in music lol. How did you two link up, and furthermore when are the make up and US girls playing shows together?!
MR: I met Ian in DC at Comet Ping Pong. He came front row to a U.S. Girls show and danced and stared at me. The rest is history.
FP: What future plans are in store after this tour is over?
MR: Read books, exercise the tour rot away, record a new album in April.
FP: Lastly, does Meg drink coffee? If so, how do you take it?
MR: Yes, I drink and I love coffee with a little maple syrup and some hot milk.