TWR’s SXSW showcase companion pt1


There is a great program showcasing new music on called “The Waiting Room.”  This week they will feature UK acts appearing at SXSW 2010.   Original airing is tonight for Part I and details can be found here.  I’m really looking forward to both lineups.  If you miss it, check out the podcast. 

I’ve created a companion to go with the broadcast.  You can go directly to each artist’s MySpace page to listen to their music.  And for a few bands I’ve included a description,  links to a random album review and interview if you’d really like to know more.  😉

Race Horses – Debut album released this year, “Goodbye Falkenberg”.  Very poppy.  Reminiscent of 60’s bands.

Interview  |  Album Review

Standard Fare – “The Noyelle Beat” will be released the end of this month.  They list influences like Belle & Sebastian, The Lemonheads and Fleetwood Mac.

Interview  |  Album Review

Fyfe Dangerfield – The Guillemots frontman has an album out called “Fly Yellow Moon” which he recorded between projects.

Interview  |  Album Review

Best Fwends – Think Beasties and you’ll get the idea.  “Krusher” is a tour EP which includes some other bands.  They are now living in the States.

Interview  |  Album Review

The Jim Jones Revue – These guys remind me of a Jerry Lee Lewis revival with fuzzy feedback and a heavy dose of the blues.  Kind cool combo.  Lead guitarist, Rupert, is Beth Orton’s brother.  This band has several big-name fans like Mick Jones and Bobby Gillespie and have supported The Dead Weather.  Album name:  “Here to Save Your Soul”

Interview  |  Album Review 

The Lovely Eggs – Male/female duo that plays what I personally consider 90’s style indie music.

Interview  |  Album Review

Christopher Rees – “Devil’s Bridge” is Americana-style, country tinged storytelling.

Interview  |  Album Review

Cate Le Bon – “Me Oh My” is the album title and Cate has worked on the Neon Neon project if you’re familiar with that. 

Album Review

Marina & The Diamonds – Not a band, but rather a solo artist.  And from what I gather, she’s comparable to Florence + The Machine though I haven’t heard enough to say that’s true vocally.

Interview  |  Album Review

Codeine Velvet Club * – Self-titled album to be released next month.  This is Jon Fratelli’s new project if that gives you an indication of what to possibly expect.  I’ll leave it at that!

Interview  |  Album Review 

Allo Darlin’ – Imagine writing a song with Henry Rollins in the title accompanied by a ukulele and making it work?  You get the idea.  Though from reading the review below (which is a great review, btw) it sounds as though some songs on their eps haven’t made it to the full length.

Album Review

The Unthanks Mercury Prize nominee 2008  :::  Toy Horses   :::  Sweet Baboo  :::  Broadcast 2000  :::  Fanfarlo  :::  Slow Club (Album Review)  :::  Trembling Bells * :::   Broken Records *  :::   We Were Promised Jetpacks *  :::   Band Of Skulls   :::  Colin MacIntyre aka Mull Historical Society *  :::  Frightened Rabbit *

* indicates artist is from Scotland


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