I haven’t been able to upload much of my content but I have some great audio and visual recordings from most of the shows I’ve seen. I was hoping to be able to update each morning but my internet connection here in Austin is too unstable.
The best show I’ve seen yet was Sleigh Bells. Unfortunately they were only allowed to play 4 songs as the club was 2 hours behind schedule due to bad sound guys. It all came together for Sleigh Bells though. Their first SXSW performance and they had jj as an opener and Salem playing after. Sleigh Bells stole the show from both (not hard to do, both those other bands sucked live.) This new track is by far the most metal track they’ve done. Guitar line almost reminds me of Green Jelly’s “Three Little Pigs” which sounds like it would be awesomely bad but I mean it in a good way.
This is a recording I took while standing in the audience. It was the first song they played and the only one I hadn’t heard before. If anyone knows the name of it please shoot me a message.
Picture thanks to Stereogum, click here for many more from the show. Look for the rest of my content next week including an interview with Active Child, live tracks/vids from The xx, jj, Titus Andronicus, Delorean, Salem and more.