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Artists from Nettwerk’s label, management and publishing (NW1) divisions are getting ready to make their way down to Austin. Below, please find information and showcase schedules for each attending artist: BOY, Family of the Year, Current Swell, Hey Ocean!, Savoir Adore, Royal Canoe, The Cadillac Three and SHEL.
BOY (Label) https://www.facebook.com/listentoboy
Chosen as one of NPR Music’s “Austin 100,” this Swiss/German female duo makes their SXSW debut as their album Mutual Friends lands at #13 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The album is already Gold-certified in Germany, with infectious single “Little Numbers” boasting close to 8 million views on YouTube. The ladies of BOY have enjoyed a welcoming reception in the States from media, industry folks and fans alike, with featured coverage in major national outlets like The New York Times, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, Alternative Press, Filter, Bust and many more. In the coming days and weeks, the ladies of BOY will appear on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, WXPN’s World Café and Sirius XM’s Spectrum and Coffee House. “Little Numbers” was chosen as iTunes “Single of the Week,” as well as Starbucks’ “Pick of the Week.”
Wed, March 13 3:00pm - KCRW Party @ Radio Day Stage/Convention Center
Wed, March 13 11:30pm - Central Presbyterian Church
Thur, March 14 12:30pm - 98.7/iHeartRadio @ Empire
Thur, March 14 2:45pm - HomeSlice Pizza MXTS Party @ Homeslice Pizza
Thur, March 14 7:00pm - Bust Magazine Presents @ 4407 Ave C
Fri, March 15 12:00am - The Show @ Hickory Street
Sat, March 16 1:30pm - Baeble Music’s Launch Pad Party @ Peckerheads
FAMILY OF THE YEAR (Label/Management) https://www.facebook.com/familyoftheyear Since the release of Loma Vista, FOTY has been included in Entertainment Weekly’s “15 New Stars We Love,” Paste Magazine/SonicBids “Emerging artists of 2013,” Billboard Magazine’s “Bubbling Under,” KCRW’S “Local Bands We Love” and featured as Interview Magazine’s “Discovery” band. With standout track “Hero,” FOTY has made a run of late-night TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CONAN and two episodes of Late Night With Carson Daly. Four weeks since their Billboard radio chart debut, "Hero" cracks Top 5 on the Triple A Top 30 Radio Chart and Top 20 at Alternative Radio (amongst the 5 most added at the format). By what now constitutes the core of FOTY—Joe Keefe (vocals, guitar), Sebastian Keefe (drums, vocals), James Buckey (guitar, vocals), and Christina Schroeter (keyboards, vocals)—the group has shared the stage with notable artists such as fun., Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Walk The Moon, Good Old War, Grouplove, and others. What’s next? A 2013 North American headline tour with friends The Mowgli’s.
Wed, March 13 7:45pm – Austin City Limits Live SXSW Showcase @ Moody’s Theatre
Thur, March 14 4:00pm – KCSN Showcase @ Radio Day Stage/Austin Convention Center
Fri, March 15 12:15pm - 98.7/iHeartRadio @ Empire
"BOY writes and sings tuneful, friendly, forthright pop-folk songs about life and relationships...The lyrics are in idiomatic American English, cradled by melodies with a comfortable lilt and by Ms. Steiner’s sweet, unfailingly precise lead vocals….Boy brings a pastry chef’s skill to its music; there’s structure behind the sweetness." -- The New York Times (Live Review)
“This band’s about to go pop!” – NylonMag.com
“Great pop songs are boiled-down emotion – a simple line or melody that says it all...Swiss-German duo BOY nails it with viral hit ‘Little Numbers’...simple, catchy, effective.” -- Billboard Magazine
“The duo BOY...pound out bouncy melodies and hand-clap their way through the addictive Mutual Friends.” – Cosmopolitan
“breezy, relatable indie-pop songs...” – Alternative Press
“The debut effort put forth by this Hamburg-based duo is as bubbly and rosy-cheeked as any playful kid...Attaboy!” – Filter Magazine
“I predict a mainstream takeover.” – TheWildHoneypie.com
Hamburg-based duo BOY has finally landed Stateside. The indie pop duo released their debut album Mutual Friendslast week, and today it enters the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #13, while their infectious single “Little Numbers” is currently featured as the iTunes “Single of the Week” in the U.S. and Canada (Mexico will follow on April 2).
BOY launched their first North American tour last week with a sold-out show at NYC’s Joe’s Pub, followed by a second sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, causing the band to add a third New York City date on March 29 at the Bowery Ballroom. The duo will play San Francisco (3/6), Los Angeles (3/8) and San Diego (3/9) before making their way down to Austin for their SXSW debut.
Chosen by NPR Music for inclusion in “The Austin 100” preview (“100 Artists Worth Discovering At SXSW”), BOY’s Austin run begins on Wednesday, March 13 with KCRW Party at the Radio Day Stage (Austin Convention Center), where they share a bill with Jake Bugg and Devendra Banhart. They’ll also appear at the Central Presbyterian Church, the 98.7/IHeartRadio party, Bust Magazine Presents, HomeSlice Pizza “Music By The Slice,” Baeble Music’s Indie Launch Pad, and The Show At Hickory Street.
Keep reading for full SXSW schedule and tour dates...
Artists from across the Nettwerk Music Group family are in Austin for SXSW this week. Check out which artists from our label, management and publishing rosters will be attending and their schedules below. We also put together special SXSW playlists on Spotify and Rdio featuring tracks from some of these artists. Check them out!
“Its ebullient title track is full of stylistic left turns…it all fits seamlessly, a gem for driving to the beach with the windows down and the volume cranked…a vacation in a song.”
“intense and atmospheric” – RollingStone.com
“Just bring the ocean, Family Of The Year will bring the motion.” – IFC Channel
“If you’re familiar with FOTY, you already know (and probably love) their beach sound. If not, [St. Croix EP] is a fantastic introduction.” – Wild Honey Pie
"The Mamas and The Papas on acid.” – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of LA-based Family Of The Year. Combining soft harmonies, comforting guitar chords and toe tapping beats, the irresistibly catchy St. Croix EP is due March 6th via Nettwerk Records.
To parallel the playfulness of the title track, the band enlisted Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jessica Sanders to “create a video that didn’t have to be taken too seriously,” says drummer Sebastian Keefe. Watch it above.
The Submarines are getting ready to head to Austin this week for multiple shows at SXSW, but in the meantime they have released another brand new track today called "Fire" from their upcoming third album Love Notes/Letter Bombs(April 5). The track premiered yesterday on BuzzBands.la, but you can check it out below.
If you are headed to Austin this week, make sure to check out The Submarines at one of their shows (listed below).
The Submarines @ SXSW Thur, March 17 - The Phoenix @ 4:30pm (BaebleMusic Takes Texas Two)
Thur, March 17 - The Stage on Sixth @ 6:30pm (Paste Magazine Party)
Fri, March 18 - Antone’s @ Midnight (Billions Showcase)
Sat, March 19 - Home Slice Pizza @ 5:15pm (Music By The Slice)
As SXSW quickly approaches, we wanted to make sure to share with you the full list of Nettwerk artists across the label, management and publishing arms who will be appearing in Austin. The Submarines, Frazey Ford, Pint Shot Riot, Lucy Schwartz, Datarock, Great Lake Swimmers and Matt & Kim are just some of the artists you can expect to see playing multiple showcases and parties. Keep reading for the full list of artists, dates and venues, and be sure to check out the video playlist aboveto get a taste of what you can expect from each performance. See you in Austin!
Indie-folk darlings the Great Lake Swimmers return to the States for eight shows in Austin, TX during the SXSW Music Conference, as well as a one-off show in New Orleans on March 14. In anticipation of these new live dates, GLS has revealed a new video for the track “Chorus In The Underground” from their Juno-nominated album Lost Channels.
This special video, which premiered this morning on MuzzleofBees.com this morning, was recorded live in the famous Hamilton, Ontario venue “The Underground” (the location from which the title was born) and directed by Scott Cudmore, who also directed the band’s videos for “Still,” “She Comes To Me In Dreams” and the popular Legion Sessions series. Check it out above, and keep reading for the band's SXSW show schedule.
Last week in Austin, Datarock played three shows and shared the stage with buzzed about up and coming artists like Little Boots and The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, and favorite established artists like Tricky and of course, the bands' heroes DEVO. The boys in Red played debuted a handful of tracks from the new album, including "The Pretender," "Amarillion," and the new single "Give It Up," which will be available on iTunes April 14th.
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Passenger's international hit single "Let Her Go" has reached #1 in 14 countries, and climbed to #2 on the UK charts, where both the single and album All The Little Lights are now certified Gold. Predicted by Shazam to one of the Top 10 Songs of the Summer, "Let Her Go" has sold more than 1.5 Million digital copies worldwide, and the accompanying video boasts more than 47 Million YouTube views. The UK troubadour returns to North America for his largest headline tour to date, starting July 10 in Vancouver.