Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee on her Kristin Kontrol krautrock reinvention and debuting live at SXSW

This year, FACT TV’s Bryan McKay, Claire Lobenfeld John Twells packed up and headed to Austin, Texas for South By Southwest 2016 and talked to some of the festival’s most exciting artists.

Dee Dee since 2008 has been best known as frontwoman to New York punks Dum Dum Girls. She’s recently reinvented herself, however, as Kristin Kontrol, a solo project alias under which she swaps her normal Rickenbacker guitar jangles for new wave, krautrock smarts.

We caught up with Penny at SXSW on the week of her first show under the guise, to hear about how she expected Sub Pop to be hesitant about the project, how she’s translated her upcoming debut album into a live show and why she named herself after a decade-old email address. Watch above.

 

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