Q: You've been on the road almost a month. What do you hate about touring?
A: There are a few things—one of them is being away from home. The other one is what work it is to find a shower sometimes.
Q: Do you have groupies?
A: We have a very close-knit scene—like a family. We are also really oblivious to a lot of things, so even if we did have groupies we probably wouldn't notice. The first time I saw paparazzi I didn't understand what they were.
Q: What's the meaning behind your latest album, Music for Men?
A: It's half-serious. We're making fun of the idea of masculinity and femininity and how some people don't necessarily belong to just one gender. Also, it's our first major-label release, and major labels are run by men.
Q: It's still a boys' club, the music industry?
A: I think most industries are boys' clubs, except fashion. Fashion is one of the only industries run solely by women and gay men. And I think that is really rad.
Q: You're good friends with Kate Moss, right? Do you ever say, "Put some meat on your bones?"
A: I think for me to tell her to eat food would be exactly like her telling me not to eat food.
Q: What's your next project?
A: I am doing two more lines for Evans [a plus-size-clothing company owned by Topshop]. I just finished a book. And then I'm starting to work on the new record. I have a lot on my plate.
Q: What's the book about?
A: I write about growing up in Arkansas and what an opposite experience it is to my life now. There are some really quirky Southern stories in there.
Q: Can you tell me one?
A: When I was a kid, we had this broken-down van that sat in my yard forever. It was a super-trashy van, up on blocks, that we used for storage. I would fashion these big sheets into crazy dresses, and I would spend all day inside this van, spinning around and pretend that I was Glenda the Good Witch of the North. That was my bubble.
Q: Now you're kind of like Glenda the Good Witch of rock and roll—dancing around all night?
A: Instead of a broken-down van, I spend all my time in a bubble called a tour bus.