Clementine Creevy, singer-songwriter of the garage-punk band Cherry Glazerr, is the bratty little sister you can’t help but adore.
Ahead of the group’s show at the Irenic on Dec. 30, I spoke to the 20-year-old actress, model, and musician (“I am also an avid, walker, breather, eater and farter,” Creevy added) over the phone. The conversation was kept light. We didn’t want to talk religion, the rainforest or who the president is. Although, I did interrupt her during some very important business.
“I’m eating beans!”
For those that don't know, Cherry Glazerr is a fuzzy, dirty, grimy, new-age LA grunge trio that sprung from Creevy's solo Clembutt project she started in high school. They are the kind of band you would expect to see at a secret show in an abandoned warehouse. Creevy’s lyrics span from teenage angst to grilled cheese sandwiches -- and her musical palette parallels her voracious appetite.
“I do eat a lot of beans -- I’m often very gassy. I love cheese. I eat everything, dude. I like everything! I eat the meats. I eat the man. I eat the greens. I eat beans,” Creevy began to sound like Dr. Seuss. “Mmmm, I love kittens, I love fried kittens -- great snack, great snack. When you just want to have a snack for on the go, throw your kitten on the stove.”
Besides all the talk about our diets, we did briefly discuss music. Cherry Glazerr’s last album, 2014's “Haxel Princess,” is perfect for indie-rockers -- think the soundtrack to "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" -- but they head out now on tour in support of their forthcoming full-length “Apocalipstick” (available Jan. 20). I asked Creevy what the record was about.
“It’s about,” Creevy paused, careful to answer, “your mom.”
After explaining the album’s intricate plot of a beautiful middle-aged woman, Creevy confessed what it feels like to be on stage.
“I want nothing more than to just to go out onstage and play music all the time. I might get a little nervous, like, ‘Holy s---, there is a bunch of people here. I’m about to stand in front of them and form something,’ and I think most people feel some type of nervous energy when they’re in that posish [lingo for 'position'], but it’s never like a crippling nervous, no. It’s more like I get a little bouncy -- I get bouncy.”
Cherry Glazerr headline the Irenic on Friday, Dec. 30, with Slow Hollows opening. The all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available here.
Musician, people-pleaser, lover, fighter and writer Matthew Craig Burke has been spewing musical words of wisdom since never. He lives off of peanut butter sandwiches, beer and Beck Hansen. Follow his updates on Facebook or contact him directly.