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Live Gig Video: Falls perform ‘Home’ at the Cathedral of Junk during SXSW 2014

 
By on Thursday, 14th August 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

August seems like a long time from March, but this new video of Aussie duo Falls performing live at SXSW 2014 reminds us that it’s not that long now until SXSW madness begins again. Watch as Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown, augmented by a lovely string section (probably different than the one I saw with them in Sydney 2 years ago, surely?), perform their track ‘Home’ in Austin at the (in)famous Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas.

TGTF coverage of Falls is all here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=435vxTiX6dw[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: Bombay Bicycle Club’s promo for ‘Come To’, filmed at Brixton Academy

 
By on Wednesday, 25th June 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

North London’s Bombay Bicycle Club now have a new promo for ‘Come To’, which was filmed as part of the band’s show at London’s Brixton Academy on the 13th of March. The single will be released on the 18th of August. Head over to the band’s official Web site to watch the whole show.

‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’, the quartet’s fourth album, is out now on Island Records.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXNxPRniwRg[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: To Kill a King play ‘Cold Skin’ at Sofar Sounds New York session

 
By on Tuesday, 10th June 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

Something special for your afternoon today. TGTF 10 for 2013 alum To Kill a King played a Sofar Sounds session in New York back in March, and we’ve been given some great video from the session to share with you. The ‘Cannibals with Cutlery’ band are seen here performing ‘Cold Skin’ in the usual relaxed confines of a Sofar session, this time in someone’s cosy flat. Watch the performance below.

All our previous coverage of To Kill a King can be found this way. To date, TGTF has covered Sofar Sounds sessions in Austin (March 2014, during SXSW 2014), Manchester (April 2014) and Philadelphia (June 2014).

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijgDMDTn3YU[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: We Are Scientists share UK / European tour video set to single ‘Sprinkles’

 
By on Friday, 25th April 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

We Are Scientists are in the midst of a North American tour, but last month Keith Murray and Chris Cain were touring Europe and the UK, and during that time, they filmed bits and pieces that made it into this video for their next single. ‘Sprinkles’ appears on the their current and fifth album ‘TV En Français’. Watch below for the clips of performance video interspersed with what else, the duo hamming it up as they always do.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywst96To0IQ[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: Bipolar Sunshine relives SXSW 2014 through Austin behind the scenes documentary

 
By on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

I don’t know about you, but in DC this morning, we had sub zero temperatures. So this new documentary-style video via Adio Marchant – better known at the moment under his solo stage name Bipolar Sunshine – from his time at SXSW 2014 couldn’t have come along at a better time. Sun, shades, good tunes…man I miss Austin!

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSqSrqSTxKU[/youtube]

 

SXSW 2014: last dance at British Music Embassy – 15th March 2014

 
By on Thursday, 3rd April 2014 at 3:00 pm
 

By the final Saturday of SXSW 2014, my addled brain was full to capacity with new music, new faces, and new experiences. Mary and I got off to a bit of a late start after our busy Friday (read all the recaps including my thoughts on the Communion showcase at St. David’s and more, my review of the full Irish Breakfast at B.D. Riley’s, Mary’s Friday night free-for-all featuring London, Tokyo and Glasgow bands, and Mary’s busy interview schedule), in no small part due to the rainy weather we woke up to. Mary had scheduled a quick stop at Holy Mountain (read the start of her Saturday review here), but I wasn’t officially covering any of Saturday’s events, so I was able to sneak in a leisurely cup of coffee before I headed to the British Music Embassy at Latitude 30. (Where else would we have ended up?)

Frankly, after Friday’s whirlwind of music and interviews, I was ready to let loose and dance. Happily, the lineup at Latitude 30 seemed tailor-made to accommodate me. The afternoon started off slowly with Welsh singer/songwriter Sweet Baboo, but the energy level was quickly ratcheted up by Scottish rockers Meursault, Oxford groove factory Glass Animals, Sheffield’s latest and greatest, The Crookes, Brighton-based Kins, and London jazz/funk/pop band Melt Yourself Down. Mary has already covered the acts we saw in detail here, so I will just add that I did indeed fall in love with the edgy rock of Meursault and that my second time seeing Glass Animals was every bit as steamy as the first.

By the time the fourth act, The Crookes, came on stage, I was on my fourth gin and tonic. At some point in the set, I believe I may have had a mildly embarrassing exchange with lead singer George Waite about the errant button on his shirt. I can only hope that everyone else’s memories of that are as cloudy as my own. Luckily for me, I was able to disguise my blushing with one last feverish dance to ‘Afterglow’.

Drinks at British Music Embassy, SXSW 2014

We did actually end up stretching our SXSW Saturday for just a few hours more with sushi and acts at the Hype Hotel (read Mary’s thoughts on the night here), but in my heart, that last dance at Latitude 30 was the perfect wrap up to a perfect week. I had a fabulous time, and I honestly wouldn’t change a thing about it, though I did learn a few lessons that might prove useful for next time.  And yes, Mary and I are already scheming and planning for next year!

On that note, and in closing, I have to thank Mary for bringing me along with her on this year’s SXSW adventure. I had a 12-hour road trip home from Austin, and I spent all of it listening to music I’d picked up along the way, mentally revisiting the faces and places I’d seen. Despite the lengthy trip, it was an incredible week in so many ways, and I look forward to giving it another go in 2015.

Mary and Carrie, 15 March, SXSW 2014

Au revoir, Austin!

 
 
 

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