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16 March 2010

Viva City - SXSW Interview and Video


Newcastle, United Kingdom

SXSW Show Times:
Mar 16 7:00P - The British Music Embassy, Latitude 30
Mar 20 8:00P - Prague

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
It’s the universal playground for new and old artist to perform, and gives break through acts like us, a chance for everyone to get a taster – bring your ear plugs - damn it we’re LOUD!!!

Are you out promoting anything?
We have a single called Have You Ever Felt So Messed Up? which was release in the UK, and we are now promoting in the US, with the 15th March being our Release date Stateside.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
We are really interested to see what a the other world bands are getting their kicks from… but My Chemical Romance will be cool, and watch out for Marina & the Diamonds – new from the UK.

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
Where do we start… for a band with no money – that’s the best place to start! If you cannot rustle up around £10k sterling, don’t apply from the UK, we were lucky to get some match funding from the UKTI a government body to help UK business’s reach out to export territories… hey they must have listened to the music first before and then said “QUALITY!!!”

Do you have any survival tips?
If you’re from outside the US – make sure you have the correct power adaptors for your backline – or it might just go POP before your gig!!!

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

Any additional comments?
Yeah, I have an additional comment… contact us if you want us to perform at your Party – we’ll make it one to remember!!!!


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