Mac DeMarco opens up about new friendship with ‘real sweetheart’ Julian Casablancas

Pair have been hanging out in New York

Mac DeMarco has opened up about his newfound friendship with The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas.

The pair met after Casablancas’ team reached out to him proposing a coffee date, DeMarco reveals in a new interview with NME in this week’s print issue, available digitally and on newsstands now. DeMarco also joined The Strokes on stage at a recent US festival.

“Julian’s great, a real sweetheart”, the singer-songwriter says. “It was crazy to find out he’s a dad, doesn’t drink, doesn’t do drugs. He just has an insane haircut and plays soccer.”


“I was like ‘What the fuck?!” I felt weird and so did Julian I think but when we did finally meet up it was fine, although I was really drunk. He said, ‘Hey man, I really dig your tunes’.”


Since that initial meeting, the pair have hung out a few times and went to watch Ty Segall in New York together.

The pair found themselves on the same bill at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta with DeMarco watching The Stokes from side of stage. “[Julian] said my name so everyone thought I’d played guitar onstage. I hadn’t but I went with it, it’s such a funny thing to have on your track record.”

DeMarco’s new mini-album, ‘Another One’, is set for release August 7 and he will tour the UK in September.

Mac DeMarco will play:

London, Roundhouse (September 1)
End Of The Road Festival (6)
Glasgow, ABC (7)
Bristol, Motion (8)
London, Roundhouse (9)
Birmingham, Institute (10)
Beacons Metro Festival (12)