Los Angeles native Clementine Creevy is the voice and bass guitarist behind a three-piece band called Cherry Glazerr, named after NPR anchor Chery Glaser. The teenage trio, which includes Creevy, bassist Sean Redman and drummer Hannah Uribe, recently released their debut album, Haxel Princess, on Burger Records and scored the soundtrack of Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane’s spring video. Now they’re gearing up to play at this year’s South by Southwest Musical Festival in Austin, Texas. We caught up with Creevy just before her trip to Austin.

Songwriter and guitarist Clementine Creevy.

Songwriter and guitarist Clementine Creevy.

NM: My inspirations…
CC: Jon Stewart, Coco Chanel and Eddie Hazel (the guitar player from Parliament-Funkadelic).

NM: My sound is…
CC: Dreamy punk rock

NM: My newest album, Haxel Princess…
CC: Is a bit of a breakout for us. I have developed as a songwriter and guitarist, and we experiment with bigger, crunchier sounds and faster tempos.

NM: My pre-show ritual…
CC: There’s a great story my uncle once told me. One time he was complaining to his friends about something, and they turned to him and told him, “Don’t nobody give a #&*! about you.” So before I go onstage I tell myself over and over, “Don’t nobody give a #&*! about you.” And I just relax.

NM: My music and style icons…
CC: Nico and Patti Smith

NM: Bands I am currently obsessed with…
CC: There is this new all-girl surf band from Seattle called La Luz—they’re really great musicians. Awesome sound. I’ve also been listening to a lot of Smashing Pumpkins lately.

NM: I’m excited for SXSW…
CC: It’s going to be so awesome and exciting to get that exposure.

NM: My style on stage and off…
Soft, black clothes. I love good 60s pieces as well. I love gold and black.

NM: The soundtrack to my life…
CC: There’s a Riot Goin’ On by Sly & The Family Stone

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