SXSW Song of the Day: BackDrop Cinderella

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BackDrop Cinderella is a 4-piece punk band from Tokyo. Having formed in 2006, they eventually cobbled together their own record label and self-produce pretty much everything at this point. Atypical of their 2000s era Japanese J-pop origin as well as the harsh upbringing self-promotion must have involved, they are surprisingly upbeat.

There is a video of them on location in Austin TX in 2023 floating around if the one below isn’t ska-punk enough. Their single official show at Elysium is one that I would not miss – even if it will be mere hours after my flight arrives in Austin.

BackDrop Cinderella play Elysium on March 12 @ 1:00am.

SXSW Song of the Day: Jazzbois – Mosquitoh

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One of the best things about SXSW is the joy of discovering something that you might not have come across otherwise. Whether it be branching out to investigate a genre that you don’t normally listen to, checking out an international act that doesn’t often make it across the pond to North American shores, or simply walking into a random venue to see whoever may be on stage at that moment, your chances of finding something new and intriguing are pretty high at SouthBy.

One new (to me) act that I am definitely intrigued by on this year’s lineup is Budapest jazz fusion dudes Jazzbois. Check out the video below for a live performance of the band’s “Mosquitoh” recorded outdoors and next to the Danube River.

Jazzbois play Shangri-La on March 12 @ 11:00pm and The Internationsl Day Stage on March 14 @ 4:00pm.

SXSW Song of the Day: Glixen – foreversoon

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“foreversoon” is the latest single from Phoenix shoegazers Glixen, taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore EP. They’re currently on a tour throughout February and March which will take them to SXSW next month.

SXSW Song of the Day: Nabihah Iqbal – This World Couldn’t See Us

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Every year at SXSW, The British Music Embassy (BME) is a reliable source for great music from the British Isles, offering up a solid mix of both established names and up and coming acts.

This week, BME announced their full lineup and there’s a lot to like in there, from old favourites like Gruff Rhys, Ash, and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls to newer names like Spyres, Dry Cleaning, and Lambrini Girls.

One act in particular that stands out in the lineup is London’s Nabihah Iqbal. Check out the video below for “This World Couldn’t See Us,” taken off her most recent album, 2023’s Dreamer.

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