Nettwerk at SXSW 2019 – SYML, Run River North, Linying       

March 8, 2019 BY Nettwerk

About SYML:

Seattle based artist and producer SYML’s (aka Brian Fennell) eponymous debut album will be released on May 3rd, 2019. Simplicity is what moves SYML – pronounced “simmel,” it means “simple” in Welsh. A child of a closed adoption, Fennell only discovered his Welsh roots as an adult shortly before naming the project. Recorded in his basement studio, 20 miles outside of Seattle, the album was mostly produced by Fennell himself and includes the lead single “Clean Eyes,” (currently #25 on the Alternative Radio Chart) and his breakout single, “Where’s My Love,” which has over 300 million combined streams and over 20 placements and is Certified Gold in the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium and Platinum in Canada. Mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Joe Visciano (Beck, Adele), SYML by SYML is 12 tracks of transcendent and emotional dream-pop, synth-rock, and cathartic, uplifting emotion. Last year, he was picked as one of NPR’s The Austin 100, a Pandora Artist To Watch and a Youtube Artist On The Rise and he was just picked by NPR for one of the best songs of February 2019.

Listen to “The Bird.”

SXSW Schedule:
Thursday March 14th at 3:00pm at Stubhub Showcase by COLLIDE @ Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden (79 Rainey Street)

Friday March 15th at 7:30am live at KGSR @ The W Hotel (200 Lavaca St)

Friday March 15th at 10:30am at BMI Acoustic Brunch @ Four Seasons Hotel Austin (98 San Jacinto Boulevard)

Friday March 15th at 12:00pm at Waterloo Records (600 N Lamar Blvd)

Friday March 15th at Rachael Ray Feedback House

About Run River North:

When they first formed in 2011, LA-based band Run River North dubbed themselves Monsters Calling Home. Eight years later, the trio of Alex Hwang (guitar/vocals), Daniel Chae (guitar/vocals) and Sally Kang (keys/vocals) have returned to the name — this time as the title of their upcoming EP, “Monsters Calling Home: Part One,” out in May 2019. The EP will be the band’s follow up to the album Drinking From A Salt Pond in 2016, led by lead single “Run Or Hide.” The album landed at #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #3 on the Alternative New Artist Albums chart. The band performed the single for NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, MTV’s Wonderland and landed in the Top 30 of the Alternative Radio chart. The band has also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, VH-1 Big Morning Buzz, CMT “Concrete Country,” Last Call With Carson Daly, and Emmy-winning PBS series Artbound. All this follows features with The Wall Street Journal, NPR ‘Weekend Edition,’ NPR ‘All Things Considered’ NPR ‘Here & Now,’ Entertainment Weekly, American Songwriter, Daytrotter, American Way, KPCC 89.3 Southern CA Public Radio and TeamCoco, the official website of Conan. 

Listen to “Rearview.”

SXSW Schedule:
Tuesday March 12th at 1:00pm at PMA by COLLIDE @ L’Estelle House (88 1/2 Rainey St)

Tuesday March 12th at 5:30pm at Make Fuzzy Tracks @ Key Bar (617 W 6th St)

Tuesday March 12th at 8:00pm at ROSQUATCH Official SXSW Showcase at Maggie Mae’s (323 E 6th St)

Thursday Match 14th at 11:00pm official showcase @ Esther Follies (525 E 6th St)

Friday March 15th at 2:00pm at Native Hostel/Freehold Block Party (807 E 4th St)

Friday March 15th at 4:00pm at Icenhauer’s presented by Sound Dessert (83 Rainey St)

Saturday March 16th at 5:00pm at Party in My Pants at Little Woodrow’s (520 W 6th St.)


About Linying:

The Singaporean singer-songwriter turned global upstart first garnered attention with features alongside European house music titans (Felix Jaehn, Lost Frequencies), leading to a #1 on Hype Machine and over 50 million plays on Spotify. She then began her solo ascent, with the release of her tender debut single, “Sticky Leaves,” which entered Spotify’s Global Viral chart and amassed over 5 million plays, as well as landing a sync on Netflix’s Terrace House. Her debut EP, Paris 12, followed at the tail end of 2016, winning praise from the likes of NPR, BBC Radio 1, and USA Today as it debuted at #1 on the national iTunes charts. In February, she released the first taste of her upcoming release with the track “All Of Our Friends Know,” which showcases her vivid lyricism that she delivers through tender, soaring pop.

Listen to “All Of Our Friends Know.”

SXSW Schedule:
Saturday March 9th at Brian Solis and 12VC Party at The Millennium – rooftop clubhouse (91 Rainey Street)

Wednesday March 13th at 10:00pm at SXSW Songs Showcase @ The Townsend (718 Congress Ave #100)

Friday March 15th at 6:00pm at Native Hostel/Freehold Block Party (807 E 4th St)