British rockers Esben and the Witch have made a dramatic splash with their darkly emotive, haunting debut, Violet Cries, out now Matador. The Brighton-based trio, who embark on a short North American tour later this month, is making their debut at SXSW this week and The Alternate Side asked the talented threesome of Daniel Copeman, Thomas Fisher and Rachel Davies if they'd mind blogging about their experiences. Happily, they agreed. Here's their first day ... with photos:
Severe Mutilation - Puerto Rico.
A paranormal ideal for living.
Don't disturb me / I'm not moving.
Chaos causing lady.
Branded T Shirts
Walk through streets.
- Esben and the Witch
15 March 2011
Esben and the Witch's SXSW Itinerary and North American Tour:
March 15 - SXSW M for Montreal Showcase, Spill, 10 p.m.,212 E. 6th St. March 17 - Fader Fort
March 16 - SXSW Flavorpill/I Rock I Roll Day Party, Lipstick, 24 (RSVP only)
March 16 - SXSW Windish Booking Showcase, ND Studios, 8 p.m.
March 17 - SXSW, Pop Montreal party, Beauty Bar 2:30 p.m.
March 17 - SXSW, FADER Fort, 6:45p (RSVP) March 18 - SXSW Windish Day, Emo's Jr, 3:15 p.m.
March 18 - SXSW BBC/Huw Stephens showcase, Latitude 30, midnight
March 19 - SXSW Mess with Texas, Eastside Drive, 2:40 p.m. (RSVP)
March 21 - Casbah, San Diego
March 22 - Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles
March 23 - Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco
March 24 - Mississippi Studios, Portland
March 25 - Sunset Tavern, Seattle
March 26 - The Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver