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SXSW MUST SEE: Swervedriver

Like every appealing music festival, SXSW also ensures to bring on a few of the big name bands or pioneers/legacies in their field. This year, not only Australia’s The Church will be headlining the festival, but 90s shoegazers Swervedriver are making a stop in Austin too, while touring the US[…]

SXSW MUST SEE: DMA’s

DMA’s are three friends from Newton, South Australia. They got signed to I OH YOU without even having played (together as a band) live before. Their videos are refreshingly different, because the three sport a, decisively, nerdy/geeky look but their sound is anything but. The songs on their EP are catchy[…]

SXSW MUST SEE: Sexores

Sexores are a three-piece from Barcelona via Latin America. They call their music dream pop and rightfully so: Below the Rainbow feels like a dream, with the vocals barely raise over thick guitar layers.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Ibeyi – Ghosts

Ibeyi are twin sisters from Cuba who do a very special kind of music out of piano and percussion. The video is black and white and minimalistic and gorgeous.

NEW TRACK: Dena – Another Love

This year I want to have a closer watch at what’s going on musically Germany. I’ve already mentioned DENA a few weeks ago. She’s originally from Bulgaria, but lives in Berlin and brings somehow a German angle to pop music. Her new song Another Love is catchy and I’m looking[…]

NEW MUSIC: Be Forest – Captured Heart

This kicks off the SXSW 2015 coverage at glamglare: Be Forest from Italy does melancholic shoegaze and unfortunately we missed them at CMJ. They are still touring the U.S. and – as of now – will be back in Austin next year.

SXSW Day Three Roundup: Ha Ha Tonka, Warpaint, Psychic Twin

Thursday got us into a slow start: after a failed attempt to join the lunch at the German house (prior registration was required), we struggled to find a show. Really. So after a visit at the Swan Dive patio, the gear and poster expos at the convention center, we finally[…]

SXSW Day 2 roundup: Warpaint, No, Nothing More and More

We got a late start into day 2 after a good night’s rest. The plan was to check into the convention center for some sessions and interviews, but a tweet sent us to Swan Dive around the corner to check out UK band Thumpers, who brought us in the mood[…]

SXSW First Day Roundup: Banks, Weeknight, Polytype and More

After Delta changed our flights from a comfy direct to one that takes off at 6 am and includes a layover in Atlanta, we knew this would be a long day. We arrived in Austin around noon (including a one hour time difference), but could fortunately check into our hotel[…]