They’ve been engaged nearly a year, but Chelsea Tyler and fiancé Jon Foster are in no hurry to tie the knot. But there are no cold feet to speak of – they’re just busy touring with their band.
The pair met in 2011 – when mutual pal Zoë Kravitz introduced them at a party – then began dating and started their band KANEHOLLER “about 48 hours after meeting,” Foster, 30, tells PEOPLE.
“It’s been a really, really incredible experience to be able to do that with somebody that you love so much, you know?” says Foster of working with Tyler, who is Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler‘s daughter. “Especially to make really fun, electronic music. It’s kind of not the norm.”
The couple just released Vol. 3, their third EP, and will be performing at the SXSW festival in Austin before heading out on the road with the Ting Tings for a string of tour dates, starting March 23 in San Diego. And Tyler’s brother Taj will be joining them as their road crew.
“We’ve got a sweet little minivan that’s going to accompany us the whole way,” says Tyler, 26, laughing. “We’re like two soccer moms.”
Adds Foster: “But it’s like a badass minivan. It’s all black with rims. It’s really funny.”
The couple says they don’t mind the cramped quarters, though, because they’re practical people.
“With touring, it makes it really easy because we need one hotel room for the band, one extra room for my brother, for the crew,” says Tyler.
Something else they find funny? The notion that you shouldn’t work with your significant other.
“We definitely get a lot of people that we work with that are like, ‘How the hell do you do this?’ ” Tyler says.
“We both kind of recognize that you have to have somewhat of a hold on having a few different relationships involved. You have your working relationship and your romantic relationship and your friendship, and all those things have to be handled with a certain level of respect and delicacy,” adds Foster. “I feel like it’s helped us.”
Tyler notes that growing up with a rockstar dad also helped her in terms of prepping for a music career of her own.
“I’m learning a lot of things that rubbed off on me from growing up on tour, just even being used to being so comfortable on the move all the time,” she says. “I definitely have moments of doing [my dad’s] moves onstage where I’m like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, don’t do that!’ ”
“He’s so supportive and loving, and I’m so grateful,” Tyler adds. “But at the same time, we make entirely different types of music, and it’s kind of nice because I’m kind of on my own. Touring with five guys in the ’70s was very different from what we’re doing right now. We kind of get to teach each other and learn together. It’s a beautiful thing.”
As for planning their big day, “We’re gonna give ourselves the time to work on that. It’s one thing at a time, planning a tour and all that,” Tyler says.
Not that everyone around them is as go-with-the-flow as they are.
“Our parents are freaking out. They’re like, ‘You haven’t reserved anything?!’ ” says Foster. “It doesn’t mean that we’re not as excited about the wedding as we are about the tour or anything like that. It’s just one step at a time.”
Still, they’ve got a bit of a timeline: “We definitely like the warm weather, so we want to do it in the summer,” says Tyler. “We are having a very small, very private ceremony.”