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04 March 2010

Scanners - SXSW Interview and Video



SXSW Show Times:
17th March - Urban Outfitters show 4pm
18th March - Elysium (Showcase) 8.30pm

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
People from all over the world come to this one place to play and listen to music. You get to meet loads of like minded people and have fun.

Are you out promoting anything?
We are promoting our album Submarine which was released in America in February , the 2nd single taken from it is We Never Close our Eyes (out in March). We are making the video for that in LA then touring the West coast after SXSW.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
Don't know who's playing. Will check list now and see who I want to see. If it's right I heard that Smokey Robinson is giving a talk if so I'd love to that.

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
Making sure you have the right equipment and the lack of soundchecks. Hopefully we are borrowing a glockenspeil from our mates Oh No Oh My.

Do you have any survival tips?

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
Last time we played a show or two shows a day. So we didn't check out many bands - so this time. We are doing 2 or 3 shows. We have more time to hang out with our friends who live in Austin.


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