Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher in the UK’s Royal Blood were making quite a stir in their home country, but it didn’t take long for their reputation for heavy riffs and larger-than-life live sets to penetrate the states, especially after their shows at SXSW 2014.
Fat White Family Goes a Second Round with America
The men in Fat White Family give a performance, not a show; an anguished punk rock opera injected with joy while ejecting various types of bodily fluids, taking you through a frightening high that won’t let go. From the first beads of sweat that drip from Lias Saoudi’s brow, know that this is going to […]
Temples – Sun Structures – SXSW 2014
Much has been made recently of the blooming success of the British four-piece Temples; accolades from the most compliment-stingy media outlets both stateside and in their native U.K., many referring to Temples as the band that finally concoct the classic 60-70s Brit-rock formula while still bringing a fresh sound to British rock & roll. Even […]
Hackney House Austin Returns to SXSWi in 2014
Breton – War Room Stories
“Two years is not so long ago…” With the release of their debut, Other People’s Problems in 2012, South London’s Breton left the depths of their BretonLab with musical art pieces in hand and mind and made their way into the touring fray, which included international junkets and SXSW. Two years later in 2014, Breton […]
Warpaint – Warpaint – SXSW 2014
Warpaint, the all-woman indie-rock quartet from Los Angeles are back with their self-titled sophomore effort. Produced by the Flood (U2, Foals), with additional help on a few tunes by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead), Warpaint sees the band picking up essentially where the debut album, 2010’s The Fool, leaves off. By adding Aussie percussionist Stella Mozgawa shortly […]
The Chain Gang of 1974 – Daydream Forever – SXSW 2014
Kamtin Mohager is the creative brainchild behind The Chain Gang of 1974. Born in California, Mohager called Hawaii, then Denver, home during his formative years and was the touring bassist for 3OH3! from 2007-2010 before deciding to put all of his energy into his Chain Gang project. Following the success, and critical acclaim of the […]
The Crookes Release “Holy Innocents” for Valentine’s Day
The Crookes sat down with Kaffeine Buzz today, theoretically speaking, via Skype (along with intermittent screen and audio freezes) to discuss the Sheffield band’s third album, Soapbox (out April 14 on Fierce Panda in the U.K, April 15 on Modern Outsider in the U.S.), and their third time back to Austin to perform a SXSW 2014.
Countdown to SXSW 2014 – Helpful Apps and Online Sources
At week five until SXSW 2014, we offered up tips on tech tools that come in handy during your SXSW experience. This week SXSW released its official schedule for interactive, film and music, which includes music showcases, film screenings, panel sessions for all three, plus keynotes, conversations and more. At four weeks out, this […]