It's that time of year again: SXSW! However, rather than partying in Austin, Texas, I am stuck at home studying for a nursing test. So it goes. If you attend the festival, let me know how it goes!
But in any case, I'll be doing a few spotlights on some SXSW acts. First up is some great bands from Scotland - Frightened Rabbit, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Fangs.
Frightened Rabbit is an indie rock band with a great sound and epic, emotional songs. I only got into the band quite recently but they've been a big name in indie music for some time. I particularly like "Swim Until You Can't See Land," and I think it sums up their sound well.
We Were Promised Jetpacks is another band who sound like they'd be phenomenal live; they have a huge sound, and I've been a fan ever since I heard "Quiet Little Voices." Fangs is an electro/new wave band with a snazzy sound and a big fan following.
MP3s (click to listen, or right click & save as):
We Were Promised Jetpacks - "It's Thunder and It's Lightning" - download
Fangs - "Cos I Said So" (Kid Gloves remix) - download
SCOTLAND @ SXSW 2010:
March 17th: Hudson Mohawke / Frightened Rabbit / We Were Promised Jetpacks / Codeine Velvet Club / Unicorn Kid / Tommy Reilly (The Parish - 8pm - 2am)
March 19th: Broken Records / Twin Atlantic / Young Fathers / Fangs / The Law (Latitude 30° - 2pm - 5pm)