Which are the best venues to visit this SXSW?
SXSW 2015 is set to take over Austin, Texas for yet another spectacular event, spanning numerous venues with countless showcases and hundreds of artists. We may be a few weeks away yet, but here's a little taster of some of the best places to be this year.
First up, the Parish is hosting some seminal shows all week, so this should definitely be at the top of your schedule. Wednesday, March 18th sees alt rock Londoners Wolf Alice on the bill, impressing with material from their EP releases; though we are yet to see an album release from these four. Equally, LA newcomers BØRNS are not to be missed, nor are San Diego indie favourites Delta Spirit. Thursday sees The Vaccines promote their upcoming album 'English Graffiti', alongside Palma Violets with 'Danger In The Club', while New York's Lolawolf brings their brand of sensational disco pop to the scene. Friday will be headlined by the Jarman brothers' band The Cribs, and Saturday will see appropriate surf-rock from Florida four-piece Surfer Blood.
Borns will perform at the Parish on Wednesday, March 18th 2015
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When a quintet of men with unkempt hair and conspicuous tattoos appear on stage, you have to admit that the last thing you'd expect to subsequently witness is a heart-wrenching rendition of indie folk encompassing truly beautiful lyrics. Yet, this was the scene tonight as Dry the River played at the Norwich Arts Centre and it made for one of the most captivating live performances I have seen in a long while.
Continue reading: Dry the River, Norwich Arts Centre, 12th May 2012 Live Review
Listen up everyone, this year's Mumford equivalent have made themselves known. Okay, okay that might not be an entirely correct statement, but it makes sense, on a par with the many other inter-band references that have naturally sprung up to begin 2012. Dry The River haven't been under this 'hype' bracket for nothing. 'Hype' being the forever clichéd word that never seems to panic the band, only the fearing gaggle of fans that intend to call the band their 'own' for as long as they can. The London five-piece have been around for a while, perfecting this debut seeming to top their list of priorities, obviously all paying off when they were nominated for BBC's Sound of 2012 and finishing this very awaited offering.
Continue reading: Dry The River, Shallow Bed Album Review
Dry The River's new single, Weights and Measures is taken from their new EP of the same name, which will be released on November 14th through RCA. Their debut album will be released in early 2012. Dry the River will be playing a series of UK dates throughout November 2011 and January 2012.
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