It's appropriate that one of Catfish and the Bottlemen's most popular songs is entitled "Homesick." The North Wales boys are rarely home, spending most of their time on the road making fast friends with a flurry of penetrating-to-the-bone rock music, willing to play anywhere and talk to anyone, and continuously showcasing their talent along with a deep appreciation for all their adoring fans.
For those of us who are fanatics for indie music that emerges out of the U.K., the small venue on San Jacinto and 6th Street, Latitude 30, becomes the haven known as the British Music Embassy Showcase during SXSW. The first glimmer of what’s in store for 2015 has surfaced, as BBC Introducing announced their showcase bands in conjunction with PRS for Music Foundation.
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW Interactive 2010 Photo Gallery - March 20, 2010
The last day of SXSW 2010 for me. Started with the British Embassy Brunch, featuring The Crookes and Broadcast 2000, but no coffee. Then over to see Of Verona, the Filter Party for Athlete and The Constellations, ending with Alvarez Kings, P.K. 14, and two other bands I wasn't into, at all. Finally time to detox and get some sleep. Can't wait for next year!
Kaffeine Buzz SXSW 2010 Photo Gallery - March 17, 2010
A packed St. Patty's Day, complete with a visit to Levi's Fader Fort and We Were Promised Jetpacks (although we left empty handed), Everything Everything; Band of Skulls at British Embassy, Princeton at Wave Rooftop, and Miike Snow at Galaxy.
Surprises are something of a tradition at SXSW. Mine happened when my friend Kris let me know Band of Skulls (he is part of the tour crew) was playing the PBS SXSW party at Austin City Limits (ACL)—and that afterward, I was completely blown away, as was friend Tisha and all the rest of us who were lucky enough to experience it all live.