SXSW 2013 Guest Blog: WALL Shares Photos, Memories of Austin
[Editor's Note: Earlier this month, to better cover the sprawling, drunken, salsa-stained mess that is SXSW, Diffuser.fm enlisted several artists to file guest blog posts from Austin. Among those who signed up was Lyla Foy, aka WALL, a British singer and producer whose gorgeously hushed pop creations -- as heard on the new EP 'Shoestring,' due out next week -- should tickle fans of Beach House and the xx. WALL's Texas dispatch was slow to arrive, but better late than never, right? Enjoy.]
Our SXSW experience was fast-moving and a little blurred around the edges. The evening we arrived, we threw ourselves head first into the madness of 6th Street and consumed some enormous taco sculptures to get in the mood. But the serenity of our rented house in the suburbs also appealed, so we stole away from the crowds for what was probably our only early night.
Our five days in Austin went quickly. We played some fun shows, the highlight of which was at the Central Presbyterian Church alongside Iron and Wine, Devendra Banhart and the Milk Carton Kids (pictured at the bottom of the page). When I go back to Austin, I'll be looking into a bike, so I can stray from the van at will and see more bands. For someone that doesn't like crowds, I could get used get used to SXSW with a little more practice.
Check Out Wall's SXSW 2013 Photos