This week saw the first hints of what’s to come from the annual British Music Embassy showcase at SXSW, now in it’s 13th year. Having attended every one of them going back to 2007, the BME has always been curated at Latitude 30, complete with a branded transformation that extends to the venue’s external brick […]
It was August in Scotland and my music-geek-buddy-in-crime, Shell Zenner (BBC Introducing Wales, BBC Introducing Manchester, Amazing Radio, XSManchester…woman KNOWS her music!) was driving us through the narrow roads, green hills and the pouring rain on our way from Glasgow to Sterling when she started playing me The Murder Capital. I had heard “Green & […]
The British Music Embassy is celebrating its 12th year at SXSW, taking place once again at Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto Blvd), which is transformed from the outside in to be thee meeting spot for all things UK music and industry networking. An array of underground and indie acts that reflect the many genres performing […]
My favorite SXSW showcase, The British Music Embassy (BME), celebrates its 16th year of spotlighting a variety of musical genre and geographical corners of the U.K., from punk and grime, to indie dance, garage thrash, and glam rock. From Northern Ireland and Scotland, to Wales and the Northern Powerhouse of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull […]
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 […]
For many years SXSW has seen representatives from all over the world migrate to Austin to connect, promote and learn. In the last five years in particular, more foreign country governments – Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, Ireland, Chile, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore – and have invested in sending their companies and people […]
[Photos by Kyle Cooper] I first heard of the Welsh band Catfish and the Bottlemen before I’d actually heard their music. It was during the Association of Independent Festivals Congress, a conference where festival organizers from around the UK and Europe gather to discuss all facets of the business.