Photos by Noah Witt

In the middle of buzz surrounding his debut album and upcoming tour, rising Los Angeles-based singer Noah McBeth (aka NoMBe) stopped by to chat with Variance during SXSW in Austin.

He chatted about the new album They Might've Even Loved Me, which is out now on TH3RD BRAIN Records. He also discussed his decision to recruit an all-female band, admittedly inspired by the late music icon Prince, while also sharing his thoughts on his role in furthering equality within the music industry.

His interview premiered Thursday during Variance's first episode of our FutureSounds Radio show, an extension of our annual FutureSounds list of emerging artists to watch, of which NoMBe was among the 2018 selections.

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Our conversation comes ahead of a busy time for NoMBe, who next month will hit the road with fellow Variance faves Mikky Ekko and Mansionair for SiriusXM Alt Nation's Advanced Placement Tour.

Check out the interview below, followed by NoMBe's tour schedule.

NoMBe's upcoming tour dates:
April 7 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium^
April 8 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium^
April 10 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre*
April 11 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall*
April 13 — Washington, DC — Union Stage*
April 15 — Cleveland, OH — Cambridge Room at House of Blues*
April 16 — Detroit, MI — The Shelter*
April 18 — Chicago, IL — The Chop Shop*
April 19 — Minneapolis, MN — Amsterdam Bar & Hall*
April 21 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theatre*
April 22 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex*
April 24 — Sacramento, CA — Holy Diver*
April 26 — San Diego, CA — Voodoo Room at House of Blues*
April 30 — Houston, TX — Bronze Peacock at House of Blues*
May 1 — Dallas, TX — Trees*
May 2 — Austin, TX — The Parish*
May 4 — Nashville, TN — Mercy Lounge*
May 6 — Charlotte, NC — The Underground*
May 8 — Philadelphia, PA — The Foundry*
May 16 — Los Angeles, CA — Troubadour

^ date supporting alt-J
* date for Advanced Placement Tour