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12 March 2010

The Black Atlantic - SXSW Interview and Video



Website:
www.myspace.com/theblackatlantic
www.theblackatlantic.com

Hometown:
Groningen, Netherlands

SXSW Show Times:
March 18th @ Soho Lounge 8:00 pm
March 19th @ Radisson 7:00 - 7:45 pm (FREE show)
March 20th @ Embassy Suites 7:00 - 7:45 pm (FREE show)

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
We really don't know yet. It's our first time playing it with The Black Atlantic. But, we feel priviliged to take part with all of the great bands taking part in it. Some of our friends' bands are playing. And some of our family will be there to. So, we'll try to enjoy as much of it together as we can.

Are you out promoting anything?
All of the above! We're starting a 4 month stretch of international touring at SXSW. We'll be promoting our debut album "Reverence for Fallen Trees" which we released end of August, 2009 as a free download.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
Our friends in The Antlers, who also played on our record. Dustin O'Halloran, Bowerbirds, Here We Go Magic, Surfer Blood. And, I'm psyched to go see Motörhead!

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
The same as for any other unknown foreign band: drawing a crowd and finding people interested in working with us in the future. But, we're not worried about it.

Do you have any survival tips?
No, not really. I think the main thing is just to enjoy it as much as you can.

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
Both!

Any additional comments?
Please feel free to download our record (for free) via our website: www.theblackatlantic.com

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