Wednesday, 21 April 2010
I got overwhelmed by the hours of footage I filmed in Texas hence the delay, so to kick things off here is my favourite performance of the festival. It's quite tough at SXSW for performers, most of the sound systems were terrible and Sonnymon had to go on last after a crew of about 25 rappers (I exaggerate not) were politely forced off stage to make way for them (and you can see the sound guy just wandering around on stage). Despite that they were pretty damn good.
Prior to this performance I had only really heard Sonnymoon's version of Houstatlantavegas which I preferred to Drake's original and featured on We Love Vol #11 back in December - the crowd begged to hear it but they didn't have the instrumental. Anna's voice completely blew me away live, she sounds just as effortlessly amazing as she does recorded and they instantly became my new favourite band. You can check out their debut album Golden Age below.
I have to say a HUGE thank you to Maiya from Blind I For The Kids - a more wonderful hostess you couldn't ask for.