Following the release of last year’s lauded Open Season album and subsequent tours with Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira, How To Dress Well and Stars, Brooklyn by way of Sydney duo High Highs are back today to share the video for new song “Movement” via The Fader. The video, directed by E.J. McLeavey-Fisher, shows a progression from last year’s Open Season as the band is showcasing a wider range of influences while maintaining its signature swooning sound. The video’s release also comes in conjunction with the band’s announcement of their SXSW performances, all of which are available below along with the “Movement” video.
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Oli from High Highs had to say:
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is an eight-piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow), whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds, a flock of seven men who masterfully lay down thundering grooves and soaring melodies. The Brooklyn-based band recently released an EP, Fight, which was produced by Randy Jackson. Since releasing their debut album in 2010, the band has brought their “stick-to-your-ribs style rock” (Wall Street Journal) nationwide, playing 150 shows across the country in each of the past three years. In addition to appearing at major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, and Firefly, they have shared the stage with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Avenue, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, among others.
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Sister Sparrow had to say:
Norwegian quintet Highasakite is Bon Iver/Pitchfork/NME approved, meaning it’s a band you should have on your playlists too. Hishasakite’s new album Silent Treatment drops in April, and just went #1 in Norway! It is the follow up to their EP In And Out of Weeks, released in the US in Spring 2013.
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Øystein Skar from Highasakite had to say:
DC art-rock quartet Deleted Scenes are preparing for the release of third album, Lithium Burn, playing music that Paste calls “nearly Impossible to categorize.” During a recent show with The Dismemberment Plan, Travis from the band tweeted “‘Stutter” literally propelled me out of the dressing room to watch, I couldn’t believe what was going on,” and Pitchfork called the track a “neuron scrambler” and “full-body freakout.”
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Matt Dowling from Deleted Scenes had to say:
Hailing from St. Louis, this award-winning duo comprised of Paige Brubeck and former Harvey Danger bandmate Evan Sult takes 90s grunge and makes it all their own. Releasing their glittering art-punk achievement and sophomore album, “Projection Room,” in January, 2014, the band has caught the attention of the likes of TWELV, Idobi, Paste, The Huffington Post and All Things Go. Their live show is not to be missed, with heavenly Paige slaying guitar in bare feet and Evan barely containing himself behind his drum kit, it’s hard to believe a sound so big can be made by just two people!
As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Sleepy Kitty had to say: