It’s the second longlist of showcasing artists for SXSW 2023.
English Teacher, Dream Wife, The Goa Express, IST IST, Prima Queen and Warmduscher are some of the latest UK-based artists to be confirmed for the trek over to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas next March.
They join the likes of The Lounge Society, Jane Weaver, Pigsx7 and Crawlers who were all part of the first wave back in October.
Leeds band English Teacher were featured in Live4ever’s Presents series in the summer of 2021 after the release of their single Wallace.
“The band continued to play as Titanic sank,” our review reads. “We all know the story. That no-one could later quite agree on what was actually being played as the ship succumbed to the icy waters of the Atlantic is by the by really.”
“English Teacher have settled on ‘Nearer, My God, To Thee’, as most do. Its interlude is just one of the many impressively assured touches to their new single Wallace; named for Wallace Hartley, leader of said band and apparently something of a folk hero in the hometown he shares with Lily Fontaine.”
“They see parallels in the futility of Hartley’s last moments, and its later veneration, with the political direction that hometown has found itself heading in since the Brexit vote in 2016. Wallace tells that story with a wide lens and exasperated but charming unpredictability.”
“The confidence on display ensures there’s no mistaking what’s at play here.”