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SXSW 2012 Video Interview: Zulu Winter

By on Wednesday, 21st March 2012 at 11:00 am

London by way of Oxford band Zulu Winter – yes, all five of those handsome musicians! – sat down with me at the Austin Convention Centre on the last full day of festivities at SXSW last weekend. I was their last bit of PR before they went to go off and check out other bands, and for some of them, before they headed out to their mates’ Mumford and Sons outdoor show following a film screening (Mixing film with music? Yeah, this is SXSW all right…)

This was my final big meeting at SXSW, so when they left I felt like crying because I wanted to take them all home with me and I was sad they’d gone. And then it hit me: SXSW was really nearly over. If I had to meet anyone, these were the chaps to meet: they made me feel completely at ease and made me laugh about my favourite colour (you had to have been there…) so I thank them for humouring me for this interview. Something tells me that after this and their great show at Cedar Street Courtyard on Thursday as part of the Filter/American Rag showcase (review coming soon), I’ll be plastering myself on these exceedingly nice chaps from Oxford and all their appearances at the Great Escape.

Catch the band live on their first headlining tour this spring; all the details are here. Very special thanks to Dana and Sarah for organising this interview for us here at TGTF.


SXSW 2012 Live Gig Videos: Dutch Uncles preview new songs at the British Music Embassy

By on Monday, 19th March 2012 at 4:45 pm

Dutch Uncles was definitely one of the hardest working English bands at this year’s SXSW; if I’m not mistaken, they did 4 shows in 2 days, including 3 as part of the British Music Embassy’s programming at their home for the week, Latitude 30 on San Jacinto Boulevard. Have a sneak peek at two new songs from their follow-up to 2011’s ‘Cadenza’, rumoured to be out later this year.

First up is ‘Nometo’ performed at the PRS Brunch on Friday morning (16 March), which was served up alongside a supposedly English breakfast buffet but I was informed by natives that it wasn’t authentic; second is ‘Threads’, performed as part of the Northern Day showcase at the same venue on Saturday 17 March. Enjoy both below. Special thanks to Dutch Uncles and their management for allowing us to film these.


(SXSW 2012 flavoured!) Live Gig Video: Films of Colour play an acoustic, snowy version of ‘Running’

By on Wednesday, 14th March 2012 at 2:00 pm

TGTF 10 for 2012 winners Films of Colour will be releasing their fourth single, ‘Running’, on the 16th of April. It will be backed by ‘Creature of Habit’. To go along with this single news, the band have released the video below, featuring an acoustic version of ‘Running’ played on a snowy plain.

If all goes to plan, I will be catching the band at the Second Play Stage SXSW performance at the Omni Hotel tonight at 6 PM Central time. If you’re in Austin, get yourself down there. They will also be playing at Easy Tiger’s BMI Showcase on Thursday at 8:30 PM.

Read our 10 for 2012 interview with Films of Colour here.


(SXSW 2012 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #735: Tribes

By on Tuesday, 13th March 2012 at 6:00 pm

Tribes‘ debut album ‘Baby’ is just getting its stateside release today, but we’ve got the new video for ‘Corner of an English Field’ by the band for you this evening. Part tour slapstick, part live cuts, it’s a nice visual for those who think the song is a bit of a snooze. (I’m definitely not in that group; I think the song is just lovely.)

The band will be at SXSW this week but they’ve got a massive April/May UK tour lined up; all the gig details are here.


Real-time Tweeting from SXSW 2012

By on Tuesday, 13th March 2012 at 11:00 am

Want to keep up to date with what editor Mary is up to at this year’s SXSW? Bookmark this page and stay in the loop on the latest developments via the special SXSW widget below that searches for “#tgtfatsxsw”. You can also follow her at @theprintedword

Throughout the festival season, we will be bringing you live Tweets whenever and wherever possible. Stay tuned here on TGTF for more details as the festival season marches on.


(SXSW 2012 flavoured!) MP3 of the Day #508: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

By on Tuesday, 13th March 2012 at 10:00 am

Like yours truly, Benjamin Francis Leftwich will be heading to SXSW. To celebrate this historic visit, Ben wants everyone to have his cover of the Beatles’ ‘Ticket to Ride’ for free. Listen to and download it for absolutely nothing below. Want to see the video for Leftwich’s latest single, ‘Pictures’ and get another freebie mp3? Head over here.

He’ll be performing at the Agency Group’s Latitude 30 showcase at 9 PM on Thursday, among other appearances.


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