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ACFNY SUPPORTED | FESTIVAL
AUSTRIAN BANDS AT SXSW FESTIVAL 2018
MONDAY, MAR 12 2018 - SUNDAY, MAR 18 2018
As in the previous years we are thrilled to support three Austrian bands at this years South by Southwest Festival:
Melancholic and gentle, then demanding and powerful, Soia's vocals oscillate between Soul and Electronic Hip Hop, dancing effortlessly over the Dilla-esque beats and beautiful harmonization of Mez. They released their first album Mood swings as well as their sophomore album H.I.O.P. (an abbreviation of 'Hidden in Obvious Places') on the Philadelphia-based label 'Record Breakin'. Soia and Mez are working on a catchy new EP for 2018. www.soia.at
Leyya appeared on the international scene with the release of "Superego" in spring 2015, along with airplay all over Europe, a certain blog-buzz, and placements in TV & commercials. They went on to release "Butter" and added Iceland Airwaves, Sziget Festival and Primavera Barcelona to their festival list in 2017. Back home, they headlined Vienna's Popfest and won the prestigious FM4 Award at the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards, while releasing yet another well-received new song, "Zoo". Their album Sauna came out January 26 on +1 Records. www.leyya-music.com
Prinz Grizzley dug deep down in the rich grits of good oL' country, folk and blues. The more he dug, the more he returned, back home to rural feelings that bound him to his roots in Western Austria. Surrounded by rugged wild country, with god-loving, hardworking folk, whose simple living and gentle loving he finds an inspiration for songs that might have been written across the ocean, in another land, way down south. www.prinzgrizzley.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
South by Southwest is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year.