AUSTRIA AT SXSW 2018: LEYYA, SOIA, KIDS N CATS, MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST & PRINZ GRIZZLEY
Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. In 2018, the SXSW Music Festival invites five Austrian groups to perform in Texas: KIDS N CATS, Leyya, Moonlight Breakfast, Prinz Grizzley, and SOIA are taking the stage at one of the largest music events in the world.
:: Austrian Artists at SXSW 2018 ::
Electro pop duo Leyya just released their vibrant second album „Sauna“ to rave reviews. Complex beats meet irresistible grooves, playfully layered textures and sounds add a summery feeling of “pop that’s left of center, but sounds just right”, says Time Magazine.
Also part of the next generation of Viennese talent are KIDS N CATS. Their very own take on electro pop is inspired by a year long trip around the globe; their quirky videos offer us a glimpse into their weird and wonderful universe. Adorably weird are Soia´s lyrics, too: All sorts of creatures, real and imagined, appear – bipolar porcupines, intangible tigers, fractal spirits, and roaming deer -, while her vocals dance effortlessly over the Dilla-esque beats and beautiful harmonization of producer Mez.
Hailing from Romania, but based in Austria, Moonlight Breakfast create an urban, rough but sophisticated mix of electro, nu-jazz and swing, that has already earned them spots as the opening act for Jamiroquai and at festivals like Europavox, Tallinn Music Week and Eurosonic Festival. Fans of Americana will want to check out Prinz Grizzley, who proves that country, folk and blues can not only come to life in the vastness of America, but also in the rocky mountains and deep forests of Austria.
Read more: bit.ly/2ssCsv7
Austrian Day at German Haus
Mar 13, 2018, 10:00am-05:00pm, Barracuda on 7th Street
Mar 10, 07:30pm, [email protected]
Opening Reception, Palm Door
Mar 13, 12.30pm-01:00pm, German Haus at SXSW, Barracuda
Mar 14, 08:00pm-08:40pm, Esther’s Follies
KIDS N CATS
Mar 16, 08:00pm-08:40pm, Malverde
Mar 13, 01:15pm-01:40pm, German Haus at SXSW, Barracuda
Mar 17, 08:00pm-08:40pm, Palm Door (Patio)
Mar 11, 07:00pm, Hotel Van Zandt
Mar 15, 07:00pm, Embassy Suites
Mar 17, 11:00pm-11:40pm, Friends
Mar 13, 08:00pm-08:40pm, Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room
Mar 16, 08:40pm-09:00pm, Stubb’s Inside
Mar 17, 07:00pm, South Congress Hotel
During SXSW Interactive Festival, Advantage Austria will showcase a selection of its most innovative and promising young startups, global leaders, and institutions from music and culture, as well as the interactive scene.
:: Austrian Day on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 ::
On Tuesday, March 13th, Austria will transform Barracuda club, the location of the German Haus at SXSW in 7th Street, into an exciting future zone for music, art and technology. Under the «International Culture Tech» motto, the Austrian day will feature inspiring panel discussions, avant-garde performances, and industry showcases that unite surprising ingenuity with convincing business models, all centered around technology and culture.
Read more: advantageaustria.org
:: Participants ::
A_NEW_DAY • Alldsgn • Artivive App • Bitmovin • Butleroy — Find time easily • FinPin Technologies • ForTunes • Forward Creatives • Fretello • Futuresfuture • handler productions • Humanising Autonomy • IACY • Ink Music • KIDS N CATS • KRIZH • LEYYA • Tom Lidy • LOOP DIGITAL NYC • Medizinische Universität Wien • Moonlight Breakfast • Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos • Rebeat Innovation • Record Bird • SNTRI Technologies • S.OGUMA • SOIA • STARK • Virtue Austria • WILD