2013

Content from 2013

Plastic Flowers - "Dead Promises": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Plastic Flowers is a dream pop duo formed in January 2011 and consist of George and Anjel. Their ever growing love for ambient music led to composing and home-recording, using distorted guitars, synthesizers, drum machines and found objects. So far they have released three EP albums and three singles. After a year of solo recordings a live band has been formed and together they started touring UK, Germany and Greece in March 2012. Some characteristics of their live shows are the heavy use of synthesizers and atmospheric soundscapes along with the projection of dreamy visuals.

Tall Ships - "T=0": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

\"The mathy skronk of Battles, Foals’ wounded hearts and The xx’s sense of space, all tempered by a freeness of mind that only comes from breathing a dose of sea air each morning\" NME “Everything Touching is an album that revels in it’s own ambition” 7/10 NME “The best live act I’ve seen this year...I think they will be huge.” Jason Carter - Head of Live Music at BBC Radio

Taj Weekes - "Peace and Love": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Contemporary reggae takes many forms, some of them bland or ugly or downright destructive. But some encompass art, art as valid as anything from reggae\'s past, as valid as any other present musical genre. This is where Taj Weekes & Adowa\'s music fits in. It represents the most appealing and rewarding manifestation of reggae now being created. Musically, lyrically and rhythmically it not only reflects the best from the past, but urges the genre to higher heights. Taj Weekes & Adowa unite a true social consciousness with an unforgettable reggae groove.

Pumcayo - Luciérnagas (En Vivo)": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

\"Pumcayó\" is Spanish for \"thump! (it/he/she) fell\". The music crafted by the quintet touches on contemporary folk acts like Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, with occasional nods to progressive rock. The disparate musical strands are all held together by the glue of the band\'s indelible Mexican inheritance and the end result, much like Mexican handicrafts, is intricate, textured, colorful and raw. Pumcayó has collaborated with visual artist Marcel Dzama and has shared stage with bands such as OKGO and Kings of Convenience.

Seth Sentry - "Dear Science": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

eth Sentry (born 1984) is an MC from Melbourne, Victoria. Emerging from Melbourne’s live hip hop scene with the November release of his highly-anticipated debut EP, The Waiter Minute, Seth Sentry has a busy summer ahead, finalising his debut full-length (due for an early 2009 release) whist touring and promoting in support of the EP. The culmination of several years’ involvement in the local scene and a strong musical partnership with respected Melbourne producer Matik, The Waiter Minute EP has quickly garnered widespread media attention and favourable reviews:

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