Heading to SXSW this week? Get to know banjo-wielding metal cover band Steve ’N’ Seagulls, dance-indie group Satellite Stories and singer-songwriter Peppina (whose fans include Joseph Gordon-Levitt) ahead of their shows!
Finnish acts at SXSW 2016
Steve 'N' Seagulls
Steve 'N' Seagulls became a huge online hit after their cover of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", performed with banjo, mandolin, accordion and percussions. Following the release of their debut album Farm Machine in May 2015 the band have been touring relentlessly from potato fields to the Pacific coast across Europe and the States.
Tuesday, March 15 - 4:30pm, Nordic Music Pop-Up @ Nordic Lighthouse/Waller Creek Boathouse
Thursday, March 17 - 5pm, LOUDMusic/Merch Cat Showcase @ The Chuggin' Monkey
Friday, March 18 - 12:45am, Metal Injection Showcase @ Dirty Dog Bar
Satellite Stories play, as The Line of Best Fit put it, "Indie pop at its most brilliant". 2014 saw the bands streaming numbers run into the millions, packing out club shows in a touring year culminating in their first Festival stage headlining slots. On their latest album Vagabonds the band worked with renowned producer Simon “Barny” Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Temper Trap, Kasabian).
Tuesday, March 15 - 3:30pm, Nordic Music Pop-Up @ Nordic Lighthouse/Waller Creek Boathouse
Wednesday, March 16 - 10pm @ Palm Door on Sabine
Thursday, March 17 - 4pm, LOUDMusic/Merch Cat Showcase @ The Chuggin’ Monkey
Sunday, March 20 - 9:30pm @ Stubb's
Peppina was first discovered in 2013, when she took part in HitRECord, the open collaboration company founded by acclaimed actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Through HitRECord Peppina’s songs ended up being featured on animations and Gordon-Levitt invited Peppina to perform in Los Angeles on HitRECord on TV. In 2014 Peppina released her debut EP Follow Your Gravity, and collaborated with a hitmaking group including Jeff Franzel, Jimmy Landry and Michael Spivack.
Thursday, March 17 - 8:00PM @ No Va Kitchen & Bar
Saturday, March 19 - 12:40 PM @ Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Saturday, March 19 - 11:00PM @ Stephen F's Bar
Nordic Music Pop-Up
Nordic Music Pop-Up takes place on Tuesday March 15 at the Nordic Lighthouse (a.k.a. Austin Rowing Club). Steve 'N' Seagulls, Satellite Stories and multiple other acts from the Nordics are scheduled to play. See you there!