So I just got back from SXSW, and what a blast! SXSW is one of the most hectic, insane three day parties your kidneys could ever endure. It’s so messed up that even the most messed people up think it’s messed up!
Melbourne duo Children Collide are a restless shake of indie pop, all skewered melodies over tapering, restless basslines. We recently exchanged emails with singer and guitarist Johnny. How do you feel the Australian music scene is going at the moment? It tends to go through troughs and peaks. Which is it in now? ‘Hard one to answer really. There are a lot of amazing bands around at the moment. However, it is a weird time with a very tentative music industry not always willing to take chances; and most interesting music is seen to be a risk. By that I mean that anything decent is going to be slightly original and hence slightly untried and unpredictable in it’s appeal. So I’d say it’s in a creative peak but a slump as far as industry faith and support is concerned’.
The John Lennon educational tour bus ‘is a non-profit, mobile recording studio outfitted with traditional musical instruments’, along with a swag of recording gear assembled in front and rear studios. Along with stopping by at festivals and events such as the recent SXSW, the tour bus has provided countless free services to schools and organisations [...]
French dub group, Zenzile, were one the stars of the recent South By South West music festival held in Austin, Texas â€” their irrascible hybrid of beats and upbeat, funky basslines a pleasant relief from the plethora of indie-guitar bands that seem to dominate the radio airwaves these days. The SXSW website describes them as [...]