Nettwerk Music Group At SXSW 2018
March 7, 2018 BY Nettwerk
Artists from across Nettwerk Music Group’s label and management divisions are heading to Austin next week, including SYML (Label), MALLRAT (Label), Aisha Badru (Label), Rosemary & Garlic (Label), WILD (Label), and Brooke Annibale (Management). Keep reading for information on each artist and their schedules.
Watch “Where’s My Love” Mahogany Session – https://youtu.be/8kKFbIa5AWQ
From his basement-recording studio in the small town of Issaquah, WA outside Seattle, Brian Fennell began to write and record songs under the name SYML, which means simple in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots, many of these songs are influenced by the complex feelings that come from unknown lineage. His latest EP, In My Body, features his viral hit song “Where’s My Love” which has over 120 million streams. Pandora chose SYML as a 2018 ‘Artist To Watch’ and NPR Music included him in their “The Austin 100,” saying, “Brian Fennell writes engaging folk-pop songs, softening each with a voice that embodies comfort and kindness.”
Watch “Better” Official Music Video – https://youtu.be/AJ0bNf5JK9E
Mallrat, the 19-year-old Brisbane artist, pens relatable and charming tunes teaming with wit, an IDGAF attitude, and bubble gum sweet melodies. Her new track, “UFO” dropped on February 5th and, like the name, is something otherworldly. She will be making her way stateside when she takes over SXSW this year. 2018 is the “Year Of The Mallrat.”
About Aisha Badru
Watch “Bridges (Live Session)” – https://youtu.be/D5N1BnBK0O4
With a dynamic voice and delicate songcraft, New York singer-songwriter Aisha Badru filled a void in both folk and pop with her independent 2015 EP, Vacancy. Its centerpiece “Waiting Around” soundtracked a viral Volkswagen South African campaign and generated over 11.3 million Spotify streams. Her anticipated full-length debut album Pendulum is out April 27th. NPR Music included Aisha in their “The Austin 100,” saying, “Aisha Badru sets her warm and inviting voice against an array of soft effects: synths, subtle vocal processing, beats that click and clatter quietly.” In addition to her official showcase, Aisha’s powerful music video for “Mind on Fire” will be screened as a part of SXSW’s Music Video competition.
About Rosemary & Garlic
Watch “I’m Here (Spring Version)” Official Music Video – https://youtu.be/niNw5p-7mu4
Dutch DIY folk duo Rosemary & Garlic – Anne van den Hoogen (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Dolf Smolenaers (piano, keyboard, electric guitar, vocals) – are heading to SXSW for their U.S. live debut to celebrate this year’s release of their self-titled debut album. The duo will be joined by their live band – Tim Vermulst (drums, sounds, moog) and Dionne Nijsten (cello). Rich in atmosphere and poetry, this will mark the first time the band has brought their haunting live performance stateside.
Watch “All My Life” Official Music Video – https://youtu.be/TdofKJYsKa4
WILD is a Los Angeles based indie rock trio. They spent 2017 on the road playing the main stage at Bottlerock in Napa and opening up for The Spill Canvas on a U.S. tour. They are currently working with several multi-platinum writers including David Hodges (Christina Perri, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban) and Shep Goodman (MisterWives, Ingrid Michaelson) on their upcoming debut full-length album.
About Brooke Annibale
Watch Acoustic Performance Of “Remind Me”: https://youtu.be/2SwCQYcqQF0
Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale sheds a bit of her indie-acoustic skin on her newest record Hold to The Light (out June 2018) —a pop-progressive album that offers a fusion of textured electronic and traditional (guitar, strings, keys) instrumentation with songs bearing Brooke’s keen, soulful lyricism. The songs on Hold to The Light develop like Polaroid photos: each reveals a memory suspended between the perspective of the past with all its wistfulness, pain, and joy and the revelations of the present. Produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive) at his Great North Sound Society in Maine, Hold to The Light features the contributions of seasoned artists Sam Kassirer on Keys; Zachariah Hickman (Josh Ritter, Ray Lamontagne) on Bass; Josh Kaufman (The National, Josh Ritter) on accompanying guitars; Sean Trischka on Drums; and Matt Douglas (Sylvan Esso, Mountain Goats) on Woodwinds.
Tuesday, March 13 – 10PM @ St. David’s Historic Sanctuary (301 E 8th St)
Wednesday, March 14 – Pandora At SXSW – 2:50PM @ The Gatsby (708 E 6th St)
Wednesday, March 14 – PledgeMusic + NoiseTrade & Kenneth Cole Present: PledgeHouse – 5PM @ Blackhearts (86 Rainey St)
Thursday, March 15 – 93.3 KGSR Live Morning Broadcast During SXSW – 8AM @ KGSR at The W Austin (200 Lavaca St)
Monday, March 12 – Media Temple’s Open House – 3PM – The Rustic Tap (613 W 6th St)
Tuesday, March 13 – #TwitterHouse x SOUNDS AUSTRALIA – 4PM – Lustre Pearl Rainey (94 Rainey St)
Wednesday, March 14 – IRL Music – 11:20PM – The Sidewinder (715 Red River St)
Thursday, March 15 – Urban Outfitters – 3PM – Space 24Twenty (2420 Guadalupe St)
Friday, March 16 – Collide with M&Ms – 3PM – Lustre Pearl Rainey (94 Rainey St.)
Friday, March 16 – Secret Sounds – 11:50PM – Lucille (77 Rainey St)
Saturday, March 17 – Best Lil’ Big Fest | Official Day Parties – 4PM – Tiniest Bar In Texas (817 W. 5th Street)
Wednesday, March 14 – 10PM – 18th Over Austin (Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd)
Rosemary & Garlic
Wednesday, March 14 – Paradiso Presents @ New Dutch Wave House – 8PM – Waller Ballroom (700 E 6th St)
Thursday, March 15 – Dutch Impact @ New Dutch Wave House – 1:30PM – Waller Ballroom (700 E 6th St)
Friday, March 16 – 7PM – Central Presbyterian Church (200 E 8th St)
Monday, March 12 – 7PM – Hotel Van Zandt (605 Davis St)
Tuesday, March 13 – 11:50PM – Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room (512 Trinity Street)
Wednesday, March 14 – 9PM – 18th Over Austin (Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd)
Hope to see you there!