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Hardly Wasting Time – Six Crucial Questions for Erin Roberts, of Porlolo

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Porlolo is led by Erin Roberts, who may have penned one of the insta-hits of this year.

Her song “Wasting Time” is part country croon, part indie shake. And it’s deliriously effective and ultra-catchy.

Watch here, learn more about Erin below, and keep a look out for Porlolo’s three-song EP Awards, which lands later this week. 

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NAME: Erin Roberts (above)

AGE (if you want to give it up): 40

BAND: PORLOLO

POSITION: Songwriter, singer, guitarist, and trumpeter

HOMETOWN: Denver, CO 

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

I remember laying on the floor listening to records on our family’s record player which was in a hutch in our dining room. The tuner would get really warm and had this great smell, kind of a burning dust and hot wires smell. It’s one of the most comforting memories of growing up.

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

I have no shame at all, and anyone that knows me even a little will corroborate.

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

I love being in a van with my bandmates, who are the greatest people on earth. I also really like getting in a rhythm of playing every night and the way the set changes from repetition and comfort. I like the space away from my family (I have a two and a four year old), but also feel terrible for the negative impact my touring has on them. I like drinking beers, but hate all of the beer drinking. I like staying up all night and it’s terrible to stay up so late. All of the good things about touring can also be the bummer things.

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

Twist and Shout in Denver! It’s an incredible independent shop with a stand-up owner and very supportive of the local music scene. They have the best employees and awesome in-store performances.

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

Oh jeez. I’m probably going to disagree with myself in a few minutes, but the first thing that comes to my head is Brute Choir by Palace Music.

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

Gross. Room service? Coffee first, safety second.

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Images Courtesy of Noisy Ghost PR and Porlolo ; Awards EP Cover by Jaimie Gershen

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