It’s here! SXSW is here and with it comes all sorts of folks looking for something new to catch. We were able to grab a quick interview with Holly Macve, the newest signing to Bella Union…she’s making her way to the festival for her first time, so read below to see what she has to say.
We’re just a mere week away from SXSW festival, and we’ve got another interview with one of the acts that’s high on my list of “must sees,” Nap Eyes. They just recently released Thought Rock Fish Scale, which is one of the albums you absolutely must have (in my opinion). We caught up with Nigel to get a few words as they make their way to Austin.
Taryn Miller crafts soaring pop masterpieces under the name of Your Friend. Her debut album, Gumption, puts her in the same vein of similar artists like Beach House, though she’s mostly working on her own up in Lawrence, Kansas; I note that because she sounds nothing like what one would associate with the Lawrence scene from a decade ago. We briefly caught her via email to ask her a few questions about her journey to SXSW this year. Read more
Ancient Warfare should be riding high after all the praise for their 2015 album, The Pale Horse. But, more importantly, the Kentucky quartet is making their way to SXSW for their first time. We caught up with them real quick to get a glimpse of their lives and their expectations coming into town for the festival.
Hospital Ships are back this year, and they’ve got a new album to share with you all too! He’s been in and around Austin quite a bit, playing with friends and recording, so he’s familiar with the scene, but then again, SXSW is a whole different animal. We caught up real briefly with Jordan to give you a glimpse into his world. Look for the new album, The Past in Not a Flood on March 11th, the week before the music kicks off! Read more
You all know we love our Australia, so their latest export, Stonefield, seemed like the perfect act to check in with this week, just before the band heads overseas to the festival for the first time. The four psych-rock sisters are prepping a new album for release later this year, so keep your eyes peeled, and expect to hear a few new tunes at this year’s fest.
Australia’s Spookyland are a few months away from their release of Beauty Already Beautiful, but they’re hoping to continue building some buzz Stateside with their appearance at SXSW. We caught up with Marcus from theband for a few quick words on their visit. Props to him early on for his love of Robert Forster.
As usual, SXSW has slowly inched ever closer without me feeling like I’m fully prepared just yet. I of course have time and will be working to get myself game ready. We here at ATH also want to get you ready with some exposure to bands coming to town who we feel are worth your time. Today I continue that preparation process with an interview from Cali based Adult Books. Nathan and I both have been loving the band’s new album Running from the Blows (out March 4th on Lolipop Records), so we were both excited for this one. Follow the jump for more.
Night Beats should be no mystery to Austin music fans, as you’ll see in their interview below, the band are in town quite a bit. But, for those of you coming here for SXSW, they’re definitely an act to put on your radar. They just released Who Sold My Generation, and now we’ve got a little insight from James as theband makes their way back to Austin. Read more
We’re a few weeks away from the big event here in Austin, and we’re continuing our coverage with short interviews from the acts coming into town. This time we caught up with Stew from Lionlimb, who ispreparing for the release of Shoo on March 4th. Click below for hisanswers and a few of the dates they’ve planned for SXSW. Read more