[Scott liked these photos on Instagram.]

Interviewer: Have you been asked to bring anything back to the US from the UK? Big Ben puzzle, Beefeater hat?

Mackenzie Scott: Surprisingly, I don’t believe I was asked for a thing. If I had, however, been asked to bring something home with me, I imagine it’d probably have been crumpets or something bready and delicious of that nature.

Displaying an interest in foreign carbs.

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Mackenzie Scott: When I was playing under my own name I was solo and then the drummer that is playing with me now [Chris DePorter, at the time of this interview] hopped on and then it was my drummer and me. Which is sort of an odd way to go. You would think that I would get like another guitar player or something first or a bassist, but it worked out and it was really cool with just Chris and me, drums and guitar.

Interviewer: That must’ve been an interesting way to start a band. I bet you were able to work off each other well.

Mackenzie Scott: Yeah and it’s really minimal, which is my aim.

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Mackenzie Scott: When I was playing under my own name I was solo and then the drummer that is playing with me now [Chris DePorter, at the time of this interview] hopped on and then it was my drummer and me. Which is sort of an odd way to go. You would think that I would get like another guitar player or something first or a bassist, but it worked out and it was really cool with just Chris and me, drums and guitar.

Interviewer: That must’ve been an interesting way to start a band. I bet you were able to work off each other well.

Mackenzie Scott: Yeah and it’s really minimal, which is my aim.

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“There’s near-permanent eagerness in [Scott’s] voice when she talks - whether that be about travelling to play shows, or how she recorded the album. While the album may take the listener into dark recesses of 22 year-old Torres’ mind, none of that is apparent in her sprightly replies or the sheer enthusiasm she carries when talking about music.”

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“There’s near-permanent eagerness in [Scott’s] voice when she talks - whether that be about travelling to play shows, or how she recorded the album. While the album may take the listener into dark recesses of 22 year-old Torres’ mind, none of that is apparent in her sprightly replies or the sheer enthusiasm she carries when talking about music.”

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  • Mackenzie Scott: I listened to a whole lot of pop music growing up. I’m a child of the 90s.
  • Interviewer: Did you choreograph dance routines in your bedroom?
  • Mackenzie Scott: Oh yeah. I tried, I mean I can’t dance to save my life, but I definitely tried to do the whole Britney Spears act.

“I’m looking forward to trying all kinds of whisky. I’d like someone to recommend something to me in every city I visit - Scotch, bourbon. I’m also keen to possibly try absinthe while I’m there. Everyone says ‘don’t do it’, but I’m curious. Maybe that will need to be an off night though.”

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Interviewer: The other night you were trying to procure some absinthe in an attempt to ‘hallucinate Baz Luhrmann’. How did that work out for you?

Mackenzie Scott: I haven’t done that yet! We just got to the UK yesterday so I’m holding out for a good night when I can maybe get a shot from somewhere.

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Although I love to have fun with my band mates and laugh all day long, I try not to talk too much when we’re in the van. It preserves my energy and my voice, and it gives me time to be in my head for a bit. There isn’t much opportunity for personal space and alone time on the road. Aly (Lady Lamb the Beekeeper) suggested I try it when we toured together in June [2013] and it absolutely saved me.