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Babeland is sponsoring Seattle band The Redwood Plan at SXSW this year--you can catch their live performance on Friday, March 18 at Noon. We had the chance to catch up with the lead singer, Lesli Wood, and the drummer, Betty ST, in between busy recording and touring schedules. Here's what they had to say about the band's music, their inspirations and what they're looking forward to at SXSW this year:Shannon: How did you all start playing music together?Lesli: Betty and I started playing together casually a few years ago. I was still in Ms. Led at the time and I had a couple of song ideas that didn't quite fit with Ms. Led's style. The songs were dancier and not as political and I thought it would be fun to see what Betty and I would do working on them together. The songs had potential, so we decided to bring some other friends in and of course, Syd and Larry perfected the lineup. Really, it was just a bunch of friends getting together playing music we enjoy.Betty: Lesli and I applied our success in hanging out together drinking whiskey, to hanging out together, drinking whiskey and playing instruments. It grew from there, with Syd and Larry, into an incredible chemistry. I feel very lucky to play music with these three people.Shannon: What tends to be your muse for music?Lesli: For me, the lyrics/energy of the songs tend to come from a place of inspiration and motivation to live the shit out of every second of every day. Whether it's in my relationships, my career, my outlook on life, I want the best in everything and I never want to settle for anything less. I sing as hard as I can, live, work, and play as hard as I can and I don't believe in putting obstacles up for myself.Betty: Connection. And personally, a ridiculous amount of idealism and romanticism.Shannon: Why the Red and Black color scheme?Lesli: It matches my hair!Shannon: What are you most looking forward to at SXSW this year?Lesli: We're so honored to be representing Seattle at SXSW especially amongst such amazing bands as The Young Evils and Campfire OK. I love the energy at SXSW and it's always a lovefest seeing your friends there. And to actually share a stage with all these great Seattle bands will definitely be a blast.Betty: I'm looking forward to margaritas on a patio with most of my favorite people.Shannon: Are there any bands you are really excited see/ share the stage with this year?Betty: I didn't get to see You Say Party! when they came through Seattle last year. I'm not going to let that happen this year!Here's a clip with more details about SXSW, the upcoming album and the band's plans for touring in the next year:httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8oTiRAQaoo